Interim Employee Relations Advisor

Ashley Kate HR & Finance
10 Jul 2024
07 Aug 2024
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time

Ashley Kate are excited to be partnering with a national organisation for their site based in Bolton, in Recruiting an Employee Relations Specialist to join their manufacturing business. This is a 12 month fixed term contract with an immediate start required.

You will provide ER support to the Operations UK business, which is a unionised environment, working alongside a HR team based in the south east. The role will split time across the Bolton site and home working, with travel to sites based in the south east if required, so flexibility is essential.

The role focuses on improvement and innovation, enabling, evolving and embedding change through effective communications and engagement on Employee Relations related matters.

You will support the ER Manager in the development and delivery of ER related improvement, innovation and change activities in consultation and collaboration with key stakeholders. You will also design and deliver communication and engagement plans for a range of people related matters.


  • Knowledgeable, empathetic, resilient individual, with strong complex ER experience within a blue collar environment.
  • You will be able to identify opportunities for improvement, develop plans to realise those improvements and successfully communicate, influence and build relationships throughout the business at all levels. You will have experience of working in a multi–functional team providing logical solutions to complex issues.
  • This particular role contributes to the continued evolution of a collaborative culture and flexible/hybrid working environment. Coaching and advising on innovative employee relations solutions, including people related engagement activities, reviewing and implementing contract–related solutions and development of resources, including guidance and procedure documents to empower employees and managers and in support of a positive ER climate.
  • In addition to the improvement and innovation activities, being part of the ER team means that you will also undertake and contribute to other ER activities including case work, procedural reviews and Trade Union related activities.
  • You will be used to practically applying employment legislation knowledge in a business context, demonstrate high levels of integrity, be passionate about making a difference, as well as being commercially astute.
  • You will have robust coaching, facilitation and mediation skills and experience. In addition, you will have experience in complex case management (including disciplinary, grievance, and capability), procedure/policy writing, and business partnering.
  • The role will continue to build, engage and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the business.
  • Experience of working with Trade Unions, working in a Unionised environment and/or with Employee Representatives, would be an advantage.

For further information, please apply or send your CV

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