Principal Employment Relations Advisor

  • Job Reference: 1108700164-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Lynx Recruit
  • Location: Widnes, Cheshire
  • Salary: £19.00 to £20.00 Per Hour
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Principal Employment Relations Advisor to join our Human Resources Operations Division for 12 months.

This important and high profile role will provide advice and guidance on all aspects of employment relations matters to school leaders, governors and business managers under a Service Level Agreement. Reporting to the Employment Relations Service Manager this role will work independently within a Local Authority environment.

You will work in an established team of Employment Relations Advisors and Principal Advisors, be a team player and key asset in advising on all ER matters.

The role requires the post holder to have proven HR experience in general with a solid background of dealing with employment relations matters, ideally within a Local Authority or educational establishment/environment.

You should have a strong knowledge of school terms and conditions of employment and issues affecting school staffing arrangements .

You will have the ability to juggle a busy caseload, with experience of coaching and advising Head Teachers and Governors on all ER issues and organisational change.

You should also have experience of working on employment related projects in line with policy and procedures, best practice and employment legislation.

You will be able to deal with and manage a varied and challenging workload which will include including advising and supporting at internal employment hearings and appeals. In addition you will manage and proactively review both long and short term sickness cases, including occupational Health/ill health retirement.