Employee Relations Advisor
We have an excellent opportunity for someone to join our Employee Relations team to provide a remote, responsive and compliant Employee Relations advisory service, in line with company specific policies and legislation. Supporting Managers with full case management and administrative support on ER issues including absence management, probation, AWOL, flexible working, investigations, minor misconduct disciplinaries and TUPE. This is a varied role which would suit an organised, customer focused HR professional who wants to develop in their career.
The role offers the opportunity to work across a diverse business, with managers working on a variety of sites across defence, corporate, hospitality, justice and healthcare. Working as part of a team, you will be able to share ideas and best practise with experienced colleagues.
Support line managers remotely with general advice, ensuring all advice complies with legislation and is in line with Company/ Segment specific policies and processes
Provide guidance to line managers on how to manage potential ER issues at the informal stage prior to any formal action and necessary follow on actions
Provide practical advice and guidance to line managers on how to manage formal ER issues in line with the Company policy. This will mainly be advising up to first and final written warning on low risk ER cases, with any dismissals being approved by ER Specialist/ ER Services Manager before providing advice to Managers
Ensure line managers are clear on how to conduct meetings, including advice on meeting preparation and how meetings should be chaired and concluded
Undertake ER administrative activities required to support the Senior ER Advisors,, ensuring invite and outcome letters are accurate, and are checked by the Senior ER Advisor
Proactively monitor cases, through collaborative working with ER Services Team members to ensure cases are prioritised and support is provided to Managers as soon as possible, with breaches communicated to ER Specialists or HRBPs
Provide Sodexo Legal with case file coordination relevant to Employment Tribunals, within agreed time-frames.
Ensure all hard and soft copy personnel records are maintained and secure, complying with obligations under the Data Protection Act and segment specific requirements
Provide a helpful, highly responsive, efficient and effective administrative support service in relation to all TUPE .
Produce due diligence data as required and within agreed timescales
Attend TUPE meetings for complex TUPE cases as and when required
The Ideal Candidate
Able to provide remote ER support for a multi-site operation
Experience of providing HR advice in line with relevant policies and legislation
Experience of working on TUPE processes
Well organised with the ability to plan, prioritise and manage high volume of case work and queries to meet deadlines
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Good working knowledge of current employment legislation and its application in the workplace
CIPD qualified or working towards
Up to £21,000 depending on experience
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About the Company
In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.
Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.
We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists. Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.