One of the largest local authority based in London are looking to recruit an Employee Relations Project Lead to join their team on a 3 months contract with possibility of further extension if all goes well. It is a full-time role, Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week. The role will be work from home until further notice.
Purpose of the role:
To provide strategic and technical subject matter expertise, advice, guidance and management of Industrial Relations and Trade Union frameworks and operations. To pro-actively lead on Employee Relations Practice development and review in line with Employment Law and best practice developing professional practice across the HR Team.
- To design, develop and deliver HR strategy, policies, procedures and systems that facilitate constructive and supportive employee and industrial relations aligned with delivery of the Council’s overall workforce strategy.
- To ensure the smooth running of industrial relations machinery, leading on consultations and statutory TU compliance. To develop on behalf of the HR Service positive and constructive relationships with our Trade Unions to facilitate effective development of policies and procedures and embedding of HR best practice via the Council’s employee relations framework.
- To improve engagement with the council’s workforce, working with staff forums and other self-supporting employee groups, ensuring they are proactively involved in shaping workplace practice and policy.
- To act as the council’s (non-legal) expert on case and employment law, providing high quality consultancy advice to HR and others within the council on complex staffing and employment issues relating to both individuals and groups of staff, particularly where precedents may be set.
- To operate as the council’s expert on local government terms and conditions, maintaining relationships with national, regional bodies and representative bodies (for example London Councils, Local Government Association) as well as other employers, service contract providers and government departments
- To contribute to policy development, translating learning from internal and external cases into policy, costing out any implications. To build constructive networks with national and regional officers and partners in order to learn from industry practice and maintain Islington’s position as a modern employer.
- To monitor and review employee relations cases, taking lead responsibility for analysing data by Directorate, Service and team working closely with HR Business Analysts, HR Business Partners and other HR colleagues to build consistency of policy application and judgement, being responsible for developing professional employee relations practice across the HR Team.
If you have a required experience and skill set, apply now for immediate consideration.