Employee Relations Advisor - FTC

  • Beckenham, UK
  • Contract

Company Description

Link Group is a fast growing, dynamic business with market leading positions across our areas of expertise – funds, market services, corporates and private client, and banking and credit management services.  With offices across the UK and Europe we are part of Link Group who are headquartered in Australia.  A truly global organisation, Link Group provides us with a strong platform to realise our growth ambitions and continue to build on our success.

You can play a key part in this – at Link Group we recognise the importance of supporting and developing our people, so we listen to colleagues, train our teams and invest in great working environments.  Add to that a culture that champions respect and integrity, a diverse and inclusive colleague base and a commitment to positively influence the communities we work with and you’ll get a flavour of life at Link.  At the bottom of this role advert, you’ll find more information on why you’ll enjoy working with us.

As part of our national HR team, based in our Beckenham office, your role as HR Advisor will be to provide efficient, responsive and high quality support to deliver a transformational project.

Job Description

You will report directly to the Manager, Employee Relations & Advice and work within the Employee Relations Team of HR Advisors.  You will provide support to the HR Business Partners on a transformational project together with providing strong support & guidance on ER related matters.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the transformation project and deliver key project management initiatives & planning. 
  • Support large scale employment relation activities as a result of the transformation project.
  • Working with the HR Business Partner, Manager Employee Relations & Advice, a team of HR Advisors to:
    • support on all aspects of project management and planning of the project
    • support changes to organisational structures, re-deployment,  consultations, small scale TUPE transfers and acquisitions
    • develop and amend Employment Policies inc. Redundancy initiative
  • Manage basic settlement agreements in liaison with the Managers and/or solicitors taking appropriate advice where necessary and escalating complex agreements to the HR Business Partner
  • Collaboratively work with the HR departments to provide required support

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Demonstrable ER experience including evidence of complex HR issues including redundancies, dismissals, change management, preferably gained within a commercial & fast paced environment
  • Demonstrable resilience and forward planning skills within conflict resolution
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent at building and developing relationships at all levels
  • Proven ability to operate independently and take the initiative to plan workload
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and deliver data and information in an accurate, fair and concise manner
  • Sound knowledge and experience of facilitating consultation and change programmes

Personal attributes:

  • Ability to influence key decision makers and to challenge when necessary
  • Resilient and ability to ‘stand your own ground’
  • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and use own initiative
  • Be solutions focussed and have excellent analytical, judgement and problem solving skills to support resolution of ER issues
  • Be patient, tactful, diplomatic and approachable
  • Able to work co-operatively with others to complete tasks and implement process improvements
  • Team orientated approach
  • Flexible, adaptable and ability to travel when required
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