Employee Relations Specialist - 80%

Employee Relations Specialist - 80%

At Coleg Cambria, our aim is to be an exceptional institute of education. Having already achieved an ‘Excellent’ in our recent Estyn inspection and won a Platinum Corporate Standard Health at Work Award, we feel this is a good start.

We provide a warm welcome to all students and staff to make Coleg Cambria a place you want to be a part of. To ensure our students get the best experience and results they can,  we make sure the people employed with us are happy. We nurture a positive work environment, a constantly expanding and improving workforce, and offer the opportunity to challenge yourself. On top of all that we have a wide range of benefits to make sure our employees feel valued, including generous annual leave, a great pension package, discount membership to our on-site gyms, salons, and professional training restaurants.

Our 5 Campuses situated in the stunning North Wales area are constantly expanding and evolving. With strong relationships with multiple companies in the area we help give our students the best start to their careers and help the local economy thrive. Wales has a strong and proud culture we continue to grow these important values by being committed to raising the Welsh language profile. We are very proud of what we have built here and we are now looking for someone to enhance our already exceptional workforce.

Job Summary:

Exceeding expectations through education, innovation and inspiration…

Role Title: Employee Relations Specialist - 80%

Location: Deeside

Contract Type: Permanent/Part-time

Salary: £32,147 - £35,811 (pro-rata)

Here at Coleg Cambria we are looking for a Employee Relations Specialist to join our growing Human Resources team at our Deeside site. 

Overview of Role

Joining us as Employee Relations Specialist, you will be primarily responsible for delivering a high performing and proactive business focussed HR Service. You will take the lead on HR policy as well as managing a wide range of complex employee relations issues. As an expert in employee relations you will be expected to work collaboratively with our managers and HR team on case management of individual, complex, high risk and sensitive employee relations issues.

Because HR is ever changing it is essential that you are able to demonstrate how you keep up to date with the latest trends and developments within the industry. We are also keen for the successful candidate to demonstrate flexibility and a high level of adaptability within their role. 

Essential Requirements

  • CIPD Qualified to a minimum of Level 5 & MCIPD
  • Previous experience of working in a HR generalist role
  • Experience of leading stakeholder working groups including Trade Unions
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of HR legal parameters and best practice
  • Experience of HR system administration and development
  • Possess a strong customer focus and an ability to build trusted relationships

Coleg Cambria is committed to raising the profile of the Welsh language - Welsh language skills are desirable for this position.

Coleg Cambria is a ‘Disability Confident’ Employer. 

The promotion of Equality and Diversity is an essential part of the work we do and as part of this, the College is committed to having a diverse staff group.

Please be aware that Coleg Cambria reserve the right to close our vacancies earlier than the listed date if we have received a high level of applications. We would recommend that if you do wish to be considered that you complete the application as promptly as possible.

A DBS Disclosure will be requested from the successful candidate being offered the position. 


  • Excellent Pension Scheme(s)
  • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement
  • On-Site Nursery Provision
  • Discounts on a Range Of College Evening Courses
  • Access to A Wide Range of E-Learning and Professional Development
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Excellent Sports and Fitness Facilities
  • Free Parking on All Sites
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Discounted Rates for Hairdressing and Beauty Treatments
  • Discounted Rates for Restaurants