Employee Relations Manager

Job Description

Role Summary

The role will involve you advising managers in relation to complex ER cases, highlighting key issues and risks from the information provided and developing action plans for the resolution of cases, where possible driving a Just and Learning culture, avoiding overly punitive formal processes. This may include conflict resolution through persuasion, negotiation and mediation in addition to formal procedures as required.  The role may also involve the linking in with legal advisers on Employment Tribunal cases as well as the devising and implementing of in-house training sessions for managers on a range of subjects.

About the Role

Are you looking for a career with a dynamic team aiming to drive forward a Just and Learning Culture?

Are you a highly skilled Employee Relations professional who is looking for a new challenge?

If so, we have an opportunity for a Band 7 Employee Relations Manager within our Employee Support and Resolution Team based in Devon to work on an up to 6 month fixed term contract (until 31st December 2024). This role will support the Trust in providing safe, high quality healthcare across Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

As ER Manager you will work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders managing a complex and sensitive caseload of disciplinary, grievance, capability and attendance issues that arise from departments/managers. 

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, 9am -5pm

Interview Date: To be confirmed, week commencing 27th May 2024

For further information please contact: Nicola Ryan, Senior Employee Support and Resolution Manager on nicola.ryan@nhs.net

This is a fixed term contract until December 2024. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

For further information please refer to the Job description and Person Specification.