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People Specialist - Employee Relations in Bradford

About The... We’ve got a fantastic opportunity for a HR professional to join the Employee Relations team as an Employee Relations Specialist, here at Hilmore House in Bradford. Whilst championing positive employee relations across the...

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About The Role

We’ve got a fantastic opportunity for a HR professional to join the Employee Relations team as an Employee Relations Specialist, here at Hilmore House in Bradford.

Whilst championing positive employee relations across the business and protecting it from exposure to risk, you will provide support on complex change programmes, and in the development of HR policies which drive our culture by balancing the needs of colleagues and the commercial considerations of the business with engagement and the employer brand. This role would suit a HR Generalist wanting to gain greater knowledge through ER projects or a seasoned ER Advisor looking to take the next step in their career.

Here at Morrisons our ER Specialists do the following;

  • Coach, support and build capacity in operational and HR managers to manage change projects directly, improving the employer brand of Morrisons and levels of colleague engagement
  • Support operational business partners with change projects including contractual changes, restructures, redundancy and mergers and acquisitions by scoping the approach, providing relevant support and advice, and liaising with the relevant stakeholders
  • Establishing the need to implement new policy through analysing trends, carrying out research on the subject and benchmarking against other leading employers
  • Support the development and implementation of other specialist HR policies, guidance and toolkits through effective and timely project management and consultation with the business and key stakeholders, balancing the needs of the business and legal compliance
  • Design, develop and, where appropriate, deliver specialist ER training and operational materials areas by collaborating with internal and external training specialists
  • Review and evaluate the effectiveness of training and performance improvement programmes, exploring opportunities to utilise new technology and create more cost effective sustainable training interventions, such as E-learning, classroom based learning, workbooks and on the job training
  • Build strong and effective relationships and networks with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, across all divisions, to ensure understanding of their business and apply this in the development of ER solutions
  • Contribute to the wider HR Team practice by highlighting ER issues for consideration, and representing the interests of key customers on the ER agenda
  • Using effective HR Management Information and key trends to provide solutions to the business to address opportunities for improvement
  • Provide technical advice and support to ER Case Advisors with regards to management of redundancy/TUPE related grievances, appeals and tribunals.
About You

What skills and qualifications do I need to be a successful ER Specialist?

  • Excellent understanding of ER and Employment Law, specifically in relation to redundancy and TUPE legislation (from an operation delivery or specialist advice) and actively seeks knowledge of upcoming changes in legislation and case law
  • Strong analytical skills to review data and use information and insights gained to identify options and make recommendations
  • Demonstrates determination, resourcefulness and purpose to deliver the best results for the business
  • Shows courage and confidence to speak up skilfully, challenging others even when confronted with resistance or unfamiliar circumstances
  • Excellent proven stakeholder management
  • Strong project management and consultation skills, and strong understanding of change management techniques
  • Ability to coach and influence senior HR and operational management within the business
  • Factors commercial considerations into advice and seeks opportunities to reduce costs wherever possible
  • Confident and competent I.T. skills and capabilities (outlook, word, excel and power point) and is able to use the internet for research purposes.

About The Company

Our People team is one of the most respected and influential in the business. With people at the top of our agenda, it makes sense to invest in the best HR professionals and systems that we can get. Grouped by expertise, our teams work in close partnership with stakeholders to give them sound advice and support on cutting edge policies and processes. They operate in a uniquely flexible environment where lateral as well as upwards career moves are encouraged, which promotes growth and broadens potential.

If you’re interested in taking on a new challenge and have the skills to strengthen our team further, then we want to hear from you!

Our aim to offer more of what matters extends to our employees too. Join us and you can expect to enjoy great career prospects and a very competitive pay and benefits package. In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a discount card for you and a friend or family member giving you 10% off your shopping in Morrisons. We also offer company share options, a highly competitive pension scheme, Life Assurance and more besides.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Extra information

Type of Job
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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