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Industrial Relations Officer

Location: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, TYNE AND WEAR Salary: 62000.00 - 62000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: HR Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 year ago Reference: 3044929
I am recruiting on an exclusive basis, for an Industrial Relations Officer to join my client in a home-based role covering the North East of England.

Full time equivalent salary for this role is £62,000 per annum, although the position is part time worked over 4 days a week. 

Purpose of the role:

Advising/Representing/Negotiating/Recruiting Members
1. Provide individual advice to and representation of members determining the level and nature of support to be made available, agreeing this with the members concerned
2. In response to requests from members, provide expert advice on employment, contract and local/national agreements across all grades.
3. Undertake recruitment and retention activities by leading on behalf of the organisation at meetings, facilitating and participating in seminars and other core programme/recruitment activities. Will target specifically to increase membership levels.
4. Prepare and present cases representing members to employers and internal appeal panels, etc. Undertakes mediation/facilitated discussions on behalf of partners as appropriate
5. Negotiate collective and individual terms and conditions and other employment related matters at local level.
6. Establish, develop and lead the work of Local Negotiating Committees
7. As Team Leader:
a. communicate clear objectives to the members of the team and monitor progress against objectives set taking in to account Regional Services business plan
b. train, develop, appraise and support members of the team
c. ensure  local structures receive appropriate office services and support
8. Lead the implementation of the Core Programme as delegated by the General Manager
9. Establish effective working relationships with senior personnel and professionals
10. Develop effective working relationship
11. Support Divisions as appropriate. This may include assisting in their reinvigoration or potential mergers with neighbouring Divisions
12. Provide leadership when necessary
13. Develop areas of specialist interest and work within agreed team to develop and update guidance as necessary

Skills required:
• Graduate or equivalent with extensive experience of advising/representing employees and/or employers (may hold a Law or CIPD qualification)
• Up to date and in-depth expert knowledge of employment law, industrial relations and human resource policies, procedures and good practice, and terms and conditions
• Proven experience of collective bargaining and negotiating terms and conditions of employment
• Highly developed ability to gather, assimilate and analyse information and develop a strategy for handling negotiating forums and very complex individual  cases.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, facilitating the development of effective relationships at a very senior level
• Excellent skills of oral and written communication including presentation and advocacy skills
• Ability to prioritise and manage own caseload and that of team members and work effectively with minimum supervision delivering results on time and within budgets
• Proven leadership skills
• Excellent planning and organisational skills required to deal with issues raised

This role will be home-based and covering sites in the North East only.

Please apply with an up to date CV as soon as possible if interested.

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