ER Advisor

My client is a global banking and financial services provider. They now have an exciting opportunity for an ER Advisor to join their HR function and support the ER and Change strategic delivery model for the bank.

The role:

  • The role holder will support the ER and Change strategic delivery model for the business areas.

  • Advise on the interpretation and application of ER policy, consultation strategies and management of the relationship with elected union and employee representatives for their business area.

  • The role holder will apply ER judgement to complex ER cases.

  • Manage change programmes across the assigned business areas.

  • Support and drive the HR workstream for change programmes such as restructuring, LEE transfers, outsourcing, in sourcing, new site set up, across the assigned business areas and across their global locations leveraging in country HRBP, ER and other specialist HR functions as required.

Change Management

  • Develop appropriate consultation/negotiation strategies to facilitate major business change initiatives

  • Ensure consultation decks are fit for purpose and submitted within required timeframes

  • Lead consultation with Unite/Employee Forum and provide regular updates throughout the project life cycle

  • Conduct due diligence including analysis of impacted populations

  • Support the preparation of project communications, 1:1 collateral and other templates

Person Specification

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience of leading large scale/multiple change programmes and managing the people implications of in/outsourcing, restructuring, offshoring, mergers and acquisitions, disposals and RIFs

  • Practical generalist experience gained in an HR function advising Line Managers on a day to day basis on complex ER issues in a commercial and pragmatic way

  • Possess an understanding of issues affecting Employee Relations internally, e.g. legal restrictions, union issues, etc

  • Experience of leading Union/works council consultations

  • A good understanding of current employment legislation

  • Project management, change management and stakeholder management skills

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of delivering change programmes outside the UK

  • Experience of working in a highly matrixed organisation

  • Solid appreciation of the importance of recognising cultural and geographic sensitivities

  • Excellent analytical and data skills, including intermediate use of Excel

  • Using effective communication skills to ensure customers understand our message and the actions / recommendations that should be followed to resolve an issue.

  • Ability to influence stakeholders

  • Logical decision-making, effective listening, clarity of thought and utmost professionalism

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