Employee Relations Manager

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Business
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190000HU Requisition #

Grade: E Lower

Salary: £40,719 - £44,787

Closing Date: 23rd September 2019


We are looking for an innovative, passionate and driven individual to drive and deliver a comprehensive and holistic approach to Employee Relations within West Midlands Police.


Are you ready to manage the delivery of our employee relations strategy, building capability within the Force to ensure legal, contractual and regulatory compliance, whilst supporting retention, engagement and productivity?


Are you ready to join a team that is dedicated to building an environment that supports, challenges and enables our people to be the best they can be?


The Role:


The Employee Relations Manager is a pivotal role within the team and is responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive approach to Employee Relations across the Force, ensuring that the ‘People Deal’ is at the top of the agenda. The role will require you to provide expert advice to the Force on all employee relations matters and as a key negotiator with our Trade Unions, Police Federation and Staff Associations, you will be critical to ensuring increased business performance, employee engagement and legal compliance. Policy development, implementation and embedding is a key aspect of the role, helping us to build and embed a culture that is aligned with our vision and values. The role will also be responsible for the comprehensive management of legal cases, assisting with complex case work and providing expert advice and guidance regarding Force wide organisational change. 


The Candidate:


We are looking for a positive, passionate individual with a strong background in employee relations, gained within a complex, unionised environment alongside in depth knowledge of employment law and understands their contribution to business success.


Experience of creating and implementing successful employee relations interventions which have had a demonstrable impact on organisational success is essential and membership of the CIPD and relevant professional qualification is sought. 


You must have previous experience of working with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including senior management and Trade Union bodies with the ability to negotiate, influence and persuade. Being structured, organised and able to work independently is essential. You will be passionate about your work and will have strong listening, verbal, written and presentation skills. 


This role is based in central Birmingham. However, the nature of this role will require some travel to WMP offices across West Midlands region.


This is a unique opportunity for an individual of the right calibre.


This role reports to the Head of Employee Relations and Wellbeing.


Diversity is fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of communities that we police. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.


If you are interested in the role and would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Amy Smith, Head of Employee Relations and Wellbeing on 07766370010.


The ideal candidate for this role will:

  • Have experience of working within Employee Relations in a large, complex and unionised organisation;
  • Have good knowledge and understanding of employment law and associated policies and procedures, both in terms of technical and practical application, including supporting cases to Employment Tribunal;
  • Relevant professional qualification in relation to Human Resources, Employee Relations or Employment Law along with CIPD membership;
  • Ability to support the development and implementation or ER policies, processes and practices, including experience of change management.
  • Be innovative, passionate, focussed and flexible within the working environment;
  • Be an excellent communicator with exceptional interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills.

About Us:

Here at West Midlands Police (WMP), we serve almost 2.8 million people – making us the second largest Police Force in England. We’re in the middle of radically overhauling all aspects of the business with WMP2020 - a modernisation plan that’ll change the way we operate.

WMP is a large and diverse organisation where you can develop your skills, knowledge and career in an encouraging and flexible environment.

We're able to offer you a comprehensive range of rewards and benefits including:
  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with the option to purchase additional days
  • access to a Corporate Health Cash Plan and wellbeing website
  • modern working environment in central Birmingham
  • opportunity to save on travel costs through a Corporate Travel Scheme
  • the option to join a generous pension scheme 
  • Are you ready to join us?
If yes, we'd like to hear from you.

West Midlands Police are currently undertaking a long term review of staff pay and conditions.  The grade, pay and other terms of employment are therefore subject to review and may change in the future. 

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