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Employee Relations Specialist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a solutions-focused employee relations expert who works compassionately, putting people at the heart of everything you do?

Can you demonstrate transferable experience of effectively supporting the management of employee relations cases and advising on terms and conditions?

Do you have knowledge and understanding of relevant employment legislation?

As an Employee Relations Specialist you will work collaboratively to review our policy, practice and systems to ensure the way we manage absence is in line with best practice standards and our values.

As an organisation the health and wellbeing of our people is our top priority and so you will focus on improving attendance by understanding and addressing drivers of sickness absence working with managers and other People & OD colleagues. You will also be responsible for overseeing employee relations case work for your area and supervising a senior HR Advisor. You will hold and advise on a caseload of complex cases, in particular those involving long term sickness absence and supporting disabled colleagues.

We are on a journey of continual improvement in our practice and professional standards. These are key roles in coaching, advising and developing the capability of our managers in managing health, wellbeing and attendance conduct and performance and supporting them to create positive, inclusive work environments where everyone can flourish.

We will offer you the opportunity to develop your HR career through managing a significant and varied caseload along with the provision of support and advice in the application of HR policies and terms and conditions. Within this role you will have the opportunity to provide training, coaching and mentoring to healthcare professionals leading and managing a high performing, high profile workforce.

Main duties of the job

  • Using the latest research, best practice and stakeholder engagement, work as part of a divisional People & OD (POD) team, to develop and implement compassionate and people centred strategies to reduce sickness absence.
  • Manage employee relations case work in accordance with the Trust's values, policies and procedures and our key performance indicators.
  • Advise and coach managers, managing a caseload of complex cases.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Degree/ professional qualification (CIPD) or equivalent significant relevant experience
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development


  • Mental health first aid or similar



  • Previous experience of managing complex employee relations casework, including sickness absence and health and wellbeing
  • Designing and/or improving process and systems
  • Positively engaging with trade unions and staff
  • Working collaboratively across functions and disciplines, bringing people together to deliver initiatives and service improvements


  • Experience of a large, highly complex organisation / NHS
  • Supervising/managing staff
  • Providing high quality case supervision

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Good understanding of best practice in improving attendance and creating healthy work environments
  • Strong track record and commitment to equality and inclusion with expert knowledge of disability
  • Ability to engage and build relationships and credibility quickly with a range of stakeholders at all levels of the organisation including senior leadership
  • Able to meet the requirements of the role with any reasonable adjustments

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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