HR Employee Relations Advisor (12 Month FTC)

Job Title: HR Employee Relations Advisor (12 Month FTC)
Job Reference: TL/HQ00056910

Location: Cambridge
Job Type: Permanent

Strong Base Salary + Blue Chip Benefits
Sector: HR & Personnel

Posted 16 days ago

HR Employee Relations Advisor, 12 Month FTC, Amazing Blue Chip Company based in Cambridge, 60% Remote Working, Competitive base salary + Strong benefits.

Overview of the HR Employee Relations Advisor:

We have an exciting opportunity for a HR Employee Relations Advisor to join this highly respected blue chip organisation based in the Cambridge Area.  The HR (ER) Advisor will sit within the HR team which supports the whole of the UK and Ireland workforce.

Duties of the HR Employee Relations Advisor:
  • Delivering a proactive and flexible HR service to support the business
  • Coaching, guiding and advising managers on a wide range of people management topics and employee relations (ER) queries ensuring a fair, consistent and legally compliant approach is taken
  • Managing ER cases which typically includes; performance, well-being, whistleblowing and investigations.
  • Supporting the design and implementation of change management projects including reorganisations and merger and acquisition activities.
  • Supporting the delivery of local People Plans to enable the regional strategic priorities. This includes:
    • Using data and insights to drive the local people agenda
    • Implementing initiatives in support of employee engagement
    • Planning and delivery of development activities in partnership with Talent Development
    • Supporting the local diversity and inclusion (D&I) programme to help develop and retain a diverse group of talented people
  • Collaborating with Reward on local reward proposals.
  • Supporting global mobility activities and internal communications.
  • Delivering outstanding services to our customers by collaborating with colleagues across the team including Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Mobility, Internal Communications, Talent Development, Talent Acquisition and Reward.

What experience, skills and knowledge will you need?
  • You will be an HR professional with sound employment law knowledge and experience of performance management, change management and engagement.
  • You will be able to advise in a skillful, authentic way and have excellent influencing skills. You will be flexible and pragmatic in your approach and enjoy working with ambiguity.
  • Strong communication, coaching and social skills.
  • Good judgement and analytical skills to assess options and craft solutions, whilst identifying and evaluating risks.
  • Confident with using and interpreting data for reporting purposes and to identify trends to inform our priorities.
  • We strive to build a collaborative, results driven approach and having a customer-centric approach will be important.
  • You will be passionate about continuous improvement and employee engagement helping us maintain the business unique culture.
  • To identify, understand and address needs, you will need to be a superb communicator, who cares deeply about building relationships.
  • You will have excellent organisation skills with the ability to progress and prioritise a multi-faceted workload and manage systems and processes effectively.
Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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