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Doncaster, Yorkshire
Employee Relations Consultant


£44,000 up to £59,000 per annum – This isn’t an ordinary job. This is an extraordinary experience.

In order to further enhance our HR operations, a new opportunity has been created within our dynamic and growing organisation to join our Regional HR team based in Doncaster as an Employee Relations Specialist. This is a great opportunity for a passionate employee relations expert to join a business that is at looking to further support and enhance its current employee relations function.

It will be your responsibility to lead on regional employment related topics, being a policy advisor and case manager for local issues. You will support line managers with a common-sense approach to day-to-day contractual matters, disciplinary, performance improvement, grievances and absences as well as providing coaching to ensure managers are upskilled to deal with people matters in a fair, legal and effective manner.

As the Employee Relations Specialist you will work closely with the Regional Head of HR to develop the employee relations function and ensure that it is meeting the strategic objectives of the company.

‘To keep in line with company structure this role will be called Regional Employee Relations Consultant internally’

What you’ll do

  • Providing advisory guidance and coaching on Employment Law policy (e.g. performance improvement, disciplinaries, grievances, equal opportunities, long term absence management, restructures, immigration) to enable managers to deliver good people management practices and ensuring consistent and fair decisions and legally compliant processes
  • In conjunction with Head of HR develop and implement local measures (e.g. management upskilling) to limit legal and internal non-compliance risk, identifying risks, potential scenarios and options to mitigate.
  • Keep up to date with developments in employment legislation and HR best practice.
  • Supporting managers with the administration of employment law related processes
  • Identification of Employment Law risks and, where necessary, escalation to regional Head of HR
  • Coaching of new disciplinary Managers on Employment Law policy and best practice
  • Analysing trends and ensuring compliance through the review of the Case Management Tool. Interpret and report to influence progress and performance, reporting back to the HoHR on key trends, patterns and areas of focus
  • Supporting the Head of HR with the coordination of the CMS programme for Employment Law
  • Provide support to the local HR team on administration of Employee Relations topics
  • Supporting the Head of HR with the administration of ACAS and Employment Tribunal claims

What you’ll need

  • A legal qualification/ CIPD Level 7 (with specialist EL/advanced EL optional units) is desirable
  • Significant Employee Relations experience, advising to middle management and up to date labour law knowledge
  • Understanding of best practice and ACAS codes
  • Excellent stakeholder management and people skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills and HR software proficiency
  • Experience within a retail or hospitality environment would be advantageous
  • The ability to collaborate and share best practice with a range of stakeholders using your strong influencing skills
  • Driving licence essential, as is the ability to regularly travel within your geographic region

What you’ll receive

This isn’t getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the extensive training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We’re proud to offer a competitive salary from £44,000 up to £59,000 (depending on experience) with 35 days’ holiday per year (pro rata). and a fully expensed company car. Save for your future with our pension scheme, or save today with a 10% in store discount, plus extra discounts on days out, cinema tickets and much more.

Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company’s receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is to ensure our teams can manage application levels while maintaining a positive candidate experience. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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