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Employee Relations Specialist (HR Consultant - TUPE)

  • Salary: £120 - £160 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 05/10/2017
  • Job reference: J375293A

Employee Relations Special (HR Consultant - TUPE) - Oxford with travel - 9 to 12 month contract

Employee Relations (HR Consultant - TUPE) required to join a reputable ICT support and teaching company based in Oxford with travel to sites across the UK on a 9 to 12 month contract.

The role:

The client is looking for an experience Employee Relations Specialist to join their HR operations team.

The HR Operations team provides specialist information and pragmatic guidance and support to managers on HR policy and practice, as well as offering Employment Law expertise across all elements of the employee lifecycle.

Working as part of a close-knit, supportive HR team that is fully integrated with the business, the role of HR Consultant will offer you the opportunity to deliver high quality core HR services to the group whilst also managing group-wide projects.

Key Skills

  • Experience of TUPE
  • Proven generalist/ Employment legislation/case law working knowledge
  • Experience in a commercial employee relations environment
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Analytical with good research/evidence data gathering skills
  • Excellent questioning and listening skills
  • Strong judgement, able to undertake considered risk analysis
  • Coaching skills
  • Ability to multi task

Governance and Compliance

  • Ensure core HR processes and policies are up to date and compliant with current legislation - recommending and communicating changes where appropriate
  • Provide accurate key HR metrics/data, to the business (e.g. absence, LTO, retention, engagement etc) to support the division with achieving strategic aims.
  • Provide TUPE expertise for the business and own the TUPE process
  • Accountable for the management of complex ER Issues, working alongside managers in line with the HR agenda (attending complex case meetings/hearings when required).

Performance Culture

  • Work with the HRBP's to provide information to ensure the HR function is strategic in its approach to ER matters.
  • Supporting managers dealing with difficult and complex situations, providing trusted specialist advice as required.
  • Responding to requests from managers and HR Business Partners for direction in ER matters, taking into consideration the risk and the commercial context.
  • Support bid teams where TUPE applies, being comfortable attending customer meetings.

Employee Engagement

  • Ensure the annual Employee Engagement Survey is carried out, and results analysed and communicated to the business.


  • CIPD

If this role is of interest to you, please apply at the first instance.