Head of Employee Relations

LTE Group
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£55,000 - £55,000 Per Year, Competitive Benefits
19 Jul 2021 12:07
16 Aug 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Head of, Manager
HR / Training
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College, Land-based College, Private Sector Company, Private Training Provider, Sixth Form College, Specialist College, University Technical College, University

Head of Employee Relations

We currently have an great opportunity for a self-driven and enthusiastic individual to join our HR team as the Head of Employee Relations on a full time (37 hours per week), Permanent basis with flexible working - Working from Home with a requirement to travel couple of days per week as and when necessary

As the Head of Employee Relations, you will be responsible for facilitating relationships with employees and Trade Unions with the aim of building a positive, engaged and productive flexible working environment.

You are required to hold a CIPD Level 7 qualification, with experience of working operationally with a wide variety of stakeholders. You should be able to demonstrate an ability to build relationships and be a proven influencer, with experience of delivery of elements of people strategy during periods of continuous change.

Some of the key responsibilities included in the role of Head of Employee Relations are:

Develop and implement an ER strategy, with a focus on developing a positive Employee Relations climate during complex organisational changes

Design and implement a Colleague Engagement Framework with the sole purpose of providing a channel(s) for colleagues to have their say, share ideas and feedback on strategic proposals and other business plans

Lead the relationship and key negotiations with the recognised Trade Unions and other representative forums as appropriate, with a view to securing business performance, employee engagement and legal compliance

Through a highly professional team ensure efficient and effective handling of all casework, managing grievance procedures, and facilitating early intervention where possible in conjunction with other stakeholders

Investigate and resolve complex or critical industrial relations issues in a timely and effective manner working closely with HRBP's to develop OD interventions with an aim to reduce formal casework.

Manage disputes and business continuity planning for industrial action

Work in conjunction with HR SLT colleagues ensure HR policies are development, redesigned and reviewed in line with best practice, legal requirements and in support of LTE Group strategic objectives

Support, guide and manage a team of HRA specialists to provide Employee Relations and employment policy advice, interventions, & solutions as well as insight, training, and expertise to meet business unit needs.

Collate and analyse employee feedback across all levels on a regular basis and revising people programs and policies to generate more positive outcomes.

In partnership with relevant HR SLT colleagues participate in and/or lead on projects that involve employee engagement, performance, and continuous improvement

Create a working environment where Power BI is the main source of workforce planning, People analytics and trend analysis thus ensuring effective resourcing plans and People Plans are robust, sustainable, and fit for purpose across the Group

LTE group is the first integrated education and skills group of its kind in the UK and the largest social enterprise in the country dedicated to learning, training and employment. The Group employs 5,000 people and provides education, training and employment opportunities to over 100,000 learners.
The Group is made up of specialist organisations - The Manchester College (in further and higher education), Novus, MOL, The Manchester College Apprenticeships Unit and Total People - all with a shared mission and values.

LTE Group is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. For more information about on what we do please visit us at www.ltegroup.co.uk/about-us. If you feel you could make a difference in this rewarding and growing sector, please visit our website to apply! ltegroup.co.uk/careers.

All applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to meet the Key Responsibilities, Key Result Areas and Qualifications/Skills/Experience detailed within the job description for shortlisting purposes.

The closing date for this role is 09/08/2021 however sometimes the job advert may close early if we receive a good response


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