Employee and Labour Relations Partner

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    United Kingdom
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I’m partnering with an innovative global aviation business on a permanent ER Partner role, managing Employee and Labour Relations in their European business units.

Salary: Negotiable, based on experience.

Location: The role can be worked remotely, but there will be some travel as needed to 3 sites in the UK. Also, a little travel when needed to the EU (Netherlands). The main focus of the role is strong experience of ER, Labour Relations, employment legislation and regulations (rather than location of candidates).

The successful candidate will provide HR guidance, analyse metrics, resolve ER issues and work closely with European and wider HR teams and management to improve working relationships and productivity. This will include developing and implementing specialist advice to staff and managers regarding ER – leading on issues such as disciplinaries, grievances, performance improvement, absence and capability cases by working proactively with managers, coaching and upskilling them to confidently manage complex ER issues in a fair, legal and effective manner. You will also be responsible for ensuring managers understand the importance of their employer-employee relationships and that they comply with relevant collective agreements, individual employment contracts, regulations, laws and the Company’s employment policies and practices. You will be required to make subsequent recommendations to HR Director around the development of policies, templates and best practice guidelines which align with the strategic objectives of the company. You will be responsible for ensuring that advice and support to managers complies with HR best practice and employment legislation and fosters positive employee relations not just in the UK but across the wider European operation.


  • Advise, guide and support managers with all matters relating to ER
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with employees, management and labour unions across the Business Units
  • Ensure compliance with country specific labour laws and regulations
  • To support Labour negotiations by researching market analysis and trend data
  • Effective case management of people related issues, such as disciplinaries, performance management, grievance, and absence management
  • Monitoring trends in employment practices and advising on appropriate proactive action · Support, research and provide recommendations on related benefit programmes and providing analytical statistics and market comparisons directly or indirectly linked to labour Agreements
  • Manage end-to end change / restructuring process including Consultation requirements and Social Plan negotiations (severance calculation, advice on legal requirements, Works Council/Unions negotiations)
  • Supporting diversity & inclusion by providing accurate and appropriate advice, training, and support to managers to ensure attraction and retention strategies align with market conditions
  • Driving individual & organisational performance by advising on performance management policy and creating clear, realistic, and measurable objectives
  • Tracking ER activity against agreed metrics, supporting with identifying themes and recommending areas for improvement/ training
  • Supporting management on workforce planning and identifying productivity and efficiency improvements


  • Human Resources qualification essential
  • Employment Law qualification advantageous
  • Experience in aviation environment would be advantageous
  • 5+ years’ experience in similar ER and Trade Union negotiation support role
  • Excellent organisation & communication skills, demonstrate ability to follow procedures/processes but understand when to use own initiative
  • Experience in training delivery would be an advantage
  • Proficient in MS Office – Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • European wide labour relations experience and knowledge advantageous

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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