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Band 7 ER Specialist

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Employee Relations Specialist
Band 7
FTC / Secondment - May 2020
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Enfield Civic Centre
£37,886 - £47,705 pa inclusive
25/01/2019 23:59

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

 Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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Fixed Term / Secondment - May 2020 

The Employee Relations department have an exciting vacancy for a ER Specialist to join our team to cover a maternity leave from may 19 - may 20.

Based at our offices in Enfield, you will be aligned to support Chase Farm Hospital, surgery and Associated Services and therapies. You will line manage a ER advisor and the key aspects of your role will be fostering positive relationships with the senior management of the Divisions you own. You will  be responsible for managing all employee relations cases, and manage your ER advisor while fostering learning.

You will  work collaboratively with your HR Business Partner and Associated Business Partner and other HR colleagues in shaping solutions and delivering people initiatives.

You will support the effective delivery of a high quality and professional Human Resources service providing focused challenge, advice and guidance to managers in the Trust and ensure effective implementation of, and compliance with, all workforce policies, procedures, workforce practices and standards.

You will oversee all stages of ER processes, including advising and supporting managers with disciplinary matters, appeal panels and attendance at Employment Tribunals as required.

You will also be expected to confidently and effectively communicate with Trade Union representatives, senior managers and clinicians regarding organisational developments and changes. You will have a strong background in ER but NHS experience is not essential, more important is your drive and enthusiasm with an ability to apply your ER knowledge and experience to an NHS setting.

The ideal candidate will also hold a degree and be fully CIPD qualified or have equivalent industry experience. You will have the ability to interpret complex information and formulate policies, utilise workforce analytics to optimise decisions and have proven experience of leading and developing a team. You should also have the ability to travel when required, as you will be covering different sites.

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Giovanna Leeks - Head of ER <>

Dawn Fricker - Senior ER Manager <>

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