Senior Industrial Relations Manager

Posted 18 January 2024
Salary Circa £62,000
Job type Permanent
Discipline Human Resources Recruitment
Contact NameLiberty Parker

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a national transport provider, who are looking to appoint a permanent Senior Industrial Relations Manager to promote and support positive industrial and employee relations across the organisation.

This will be a full-time position, based from their head office in Birmingham, with national travel required and hybrid working available, and a salary of circa £62,000 per annum.

The ideal candidate must have extensive experience managing relationships with trade unions.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Building and managing relationships with trade union representatives
  • Leading on trade union negotiations, representing the company at stakeholder meetings
  • Advising key stakeholders on terms & conditions and best practice
  • Working with colleagues to promote positive employee relations and support high levels of engagement
  • Leading policy development, updates and deployment to secure long-term company interests

Experience required:

  • Extensive experience liaising with trade unions
  • Detailed understanding of collective bargaining arrangements and associated policies and procedures and their application
  • Specialist knowledge of ER procedures and processes such as employment tribunals, disability, diversity and equal opportunities

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Commercially aware, able to prioritise and plan with the ability to make sound judgments about issues that may have an adverse effect on the business from an ER/IR risk perspective
  • Ability to be able to plan negotiation strategies and deliver negotiations

Rewards and Benefits:

  • 30 days holiday rising by 1 for every completed year of service to a maximum of 37 days (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • 6.98% employee, 10.47% employer pension contribution
  • Free travel on for you/spouse/partner/dependents
  • Privilege Travel card (75% off fares for leisure travel)

Working hours:

  • 35 hours per week
  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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