Interim Employee Relations and Change Lead

What you'll do

We are currently seeking an Interim Employee Relations and Change Lead to join our forever growing People team who champion our core values.

This is a great opportunity if you want to make a real impact and play an important role in contributing to the creation of our new organisation.

This is an exciting time for Optivo and the successful candidate, as we are currently in discussions with Southern Housing Association to merge our two organisations. The Interim Employee Relations and Change Lead will play a key role in delivering merger and other insourcing related activities to assist with the smooth transition of both housing associations. This role will report to our Executive Director for People, leading on merger and integration planning projects together with other individual activities.

We are seeking someone who has extensive experience of leading successfully large-scale change in complex, geographically dispersed organisations as well as strong employee relations experience.

Within this role you will also lead the People Business Partnering team who are a key and fundamental part of the People team. The People Business Partners are tasked with ensuring relationships between the Leadership/Executive Team are maintained and correct guidance and support is given when required.

You’ll need

  • Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (MCIPD)
  • Demonstrable start to finish TUPE/merger experience is essential
  • Though knowledge and understanding of employment policy, current legislation and its practical application
  • Up to date and proven experience of managing effectively complex employee relations issues
  • Extensive policy development experience
  • Skilled in working collaboratively with trade unions and employee forums to co-create solutions

We will review CV’s as and we receive them. Interviews will take place as and when we receive applications that look like a good match to what we are seeking; so if you believe you’ve the skills and experience we need please contact us as soon as possible.

The Company has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years. We have a vast number of employees, and provide support to clients from all over the country.

What's in it for you

  • Pension
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Eyecare & dental
  • Birthday leave
  • Retailers discounts
  • Cycle to work
  • Buy & sell annual leave
  • Season ticket loan
  • In-house academy & career development
  • Flexible working

Inclusion and Diversity

At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.

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