HR Employment Advice Manager

About the role:

Location: Warwick / Ripon – We are flexible on location and would consider someone based in Ripon (North Yorkshire) or Warwick. If the successful candidate is based in Warwick, you will be expected to travel to Ripon once a week.

We are currently looking for an experienced Employee Advice Manager to join our Wolseley HR team. You will be responsible for managing a Team of ER Advisors who support the business on every aspect of Employee Relations, Employment Legislation and the application of best practice in a pro-active and supportive manner. You will be responsible for ensuring the Advice Team are managed, developed and provide the best possible customer service across the business at all times as well as take a hands on approach, manage your own caseload and pro-active management of KPI’s and working towards continuous improvements.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Understand and update HR policies in line with employment legislative requirements. Provide the business with detailed knowledge and application of best practice ER processes.

  • Make recommendations on the ER strategy

  • Ensure that the ER Agenda is continuously moved forward and that the approach taken promotes positive employee relations.

  • Manage the EAT Team and give support on complex and/or high-risk ER cases to ensure appropriate resolution.



What we are looking for:

  • An experienced Employee Relations Manager with experience of managing a diverse team and proven track record of continuous improvement through management

  • Must be CIPD qualified or equivalent

  • Previous experience of dealing with change management and redundancy programmes

  • Complex ER case management experience essential

  • Must have in-depth and fully up-to-date knowledge of Employment Legislation and be able to advise the business accordingly

  • Experience of handling and attending Employment Tribunals

  • Experience of preparing and delivering appropriate ER training materials / courses


About your development and benefits

We aim to unlock your potential and equip you with all the skills required to move to the next stage in your career with us, whilst earning a full salary. This all starts with your induction where you get to know us and our business and continues with relevant training and development.

Our people get benefits including:

  • Pension plan

  • Holiday - 25 days

  • Staff discount

  • Bonus

  • Company Car



About us

Wolseley UK is the country’s largest plumbing, heating and cooling trade specialist merchant and we aim to be the first choice specialist merchant for trade customers. We’re the UK operating company of Ferguson plc, a FTSE 100 company with revenues of over $18 billion.


We supply 180,000 different products to over 100,000 customers every year. Join us and you’ll be part of a team that gets the right products to customers at the right price, in the right place, and at the right time. You’ll also enjoy extensive training and an award-winning pension and great rewards package. And, as part of the world’s largest specialist distributer of plumbing and heating products, you’ll have access to a wide variety of career opportunities.

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