Employee Relations Advisor
Key role information
  • Date added: 19-06-24
  • Hours: 35 Hours per week Monday to Friday (Hybrid working)
  • Wage: £32 500 p/a
  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: York
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Employee Relations Advisor

The role is to use your employee relations expertise to coach and support people managers in all aspects of employee relations.

To provide pragmatic, consistent, and timely advice in accordance with employment law and people policy and procedures to minimise formal cases and resolve cases in a timely and fair way.

To manage the process of internal investigations into complex issues, alleged gross misconduct or serious SOVA (Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults) cases across the organisation.

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The Role

  • To provide advice and case management across the organisation for disciplinary, grievance, and formal capability / performance, long term absence and AWOL issues, working in accordance with employment law, best practice and people policies and procedures
  • To escalate more complex ER cases as necessary to the ER Manager
  • To support the upskilling of all people managers on disciplinary and grievance procedures and their roles and responsibilities within the process
  • To provide clear ongoing guidance to managers on their role and responsibilities within a process
  • To attend formal hearings if and where necessary, to provide advice as required and to support managers to finalise outcomes that are robust
  • To conduct some of the more complex investigations and report the evidence and mitigation to enable relevant personnel to assess and determine a resolution within a defined timescale
  • To prepare thorough, accurate, objective, and concise investigation reports in accordance with the approved format, ensuring that all supporting evidence is complete, and concluding with a recommendation as to whether a disciplinary case should follow
  • To report on case volumes, case status and trends and update People Business Partners on cases within their regions that are more complex or considerable risk in nature
  • Where ETs arise, to support with the collation of bundles and defence against claims.
  • To support People Business Partners with restructuring projects, redundancies and TUPE situations where required

About You

  • Educated to degree/comparable NVQ level or equivalent
  • Proven experience of working in a HR / ER Advisor role
  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and HR best practice and ability to practically implement
  • Proven relevant experience conducting employment investigations including grievance, disciplinary and attendance management
  • Experience of advising on a wide range of HR matters including all ER issues from disciplinaries and grievances to attendance management
  • Experience in dealing with restructures, redundancy, and TUPE situations
  • Ability to and/or experience of reviewing HR policies and procedures
  • Ability to meet the Travelling requirements of the post
  • Driving licence required


  • 33 Days Annual Leave inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Excellent Training and Support
  • Group Life Assurance & Company Pension
  • Free Parking
  • Nationwide employee staff discounts incl. eating out and shopping.
  • Blue Light Card: Provides those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces with discounts online and in-store

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