Employee Relations Advisor

Employee Relations Advisor

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock Road, Salisbury, SP2 8BJ

Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00, 37.5 hours and 2/3 days onsite

£25ph Weekdays (£48,750 Annually)

Job Purpose

As an Employee Relations Advisor you will deliver a first-class day to day service to the Trust in a timely, practical, and professional manner championing best practice in all employee relations people processes and ensuring a positive internal and external reputation for the Trust.

To guide and advise on the full employee relations remit, including disciplinary, grievance, restructures and reorganisations, sickness absence management, performance management and employee wellbeing in accordance with Trust values and policies.

This is a hybrid role working remotely and on -site to meet service needs. You will work with a high level of autonomy as part of a small team of Employee Relations Advisors that operate closely with HR Business Partners and sits within a larger Organisational Development and People function for the Trust.

Main Responsibilities and Duties

Manage a caseload of disciplinary, grievance and performance issues advising and managers and panels with individual cases, at investigation, hearing and appeal stages. Ensuring adherence to policies and procedures and best practice. This includes working with the Head of Employee Relations in the management of Tribunal cases.

To develop and review HR policies, ensuring that correct information and details are provided in terms of legislation and processes. Ensure that HR policies and procedures are placed on the intranet, monitoring and ensuring that these are up to date and correct.

To identify early interventions in cases that promote a constructive working environment reducing conflict and case escalation such as mediation and effective team working which may require collaboration with the HR Business Partners and Learning and Development.

To participate in projects at organisation, division or departmental level including re-organisations and restructures as delegated and required. Taking the lead and co-ordination of particular projects as delegated.

Monitor sickness absence within divisions and work with managers, staff and Occupational Health to reduce and maintain low sickness absence levels, in accordance with the Trust’s Management of Attendance Policy and procedure.

To participate in Job Matching panels and the job matching process.

Participate in working groups and meetings as required. Organising and chairing meetings of relevance to the role.

Maintain an expertise in employment law and best HR practice, in order to be able to provide accurate advice to managers and staff on employment legislation issues, and their implications for the Trust.

Contribute to the effective communication of HR related information by reporting on human resources issues and disseminating key information to managers and staff as appropriate

Develop and maintain a knowledge of national NHS terms and conditions such as Agenda for Change and the Consultant Contract.

Deliver appropriate HR training courses, working with the Head of Employee Relations and Policy to ensure courses are informative and up to date, whilst utilising most appropriate media for delivery.

To maintain patient safety through rigorous and consistent compliance with Trust policies for the prevention and control of infection, including hand hygiene. To undertake mandatory annual training/updates in infection prevention and control.

We also offer a £250 bonus for starting a contract with SCS.

If this role is of interest, please just respond to this email with an up to date copy of your CV or call Jake on 01772 208963


  • Location: Salisbury, England
  • Salary: Up to £25 per hour
  • Type: Contract
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Posted: 14-Jun-2024
  • Posted on: careers4a.com