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The Role

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Reporting to the Senior Employee Relations Manager, managing the ER team and working with the HR and other business areas to provide expert employee relations guidance. Develop and maintain effective employee relations across the Firm to minimise ER and commercial exposure, initiate and deliver legally compliant and best practice employment practices.

The HR team are responsible for around 6,500 people and therefore the ER team are instrumental in the support and delivery of expert ER/HR advice across the business.

In this role you will have the opportunity to develop your own skills and expertise. You’ll also:

  • Provide commercial advice and guidance to HR, People Managers and business stakeholders, including Partners, on sensitive matters related to employee relations such as: disciplinary, grievance, discrimination, contractual matters, restructure, conflict resolution, capability, settlement agreements, policy interpretation and other ER matters presenting risk to the Firm
  • Responsibility for the day-to-day team management, development and coaching of an ER Advisor and Assistant ER Manager.
  • Act as first point of escalation for ER team on advice, appeals and more complex ER matters, with support of Senior ER Manager where required.
  • Proactively maintain and apply current knowledge of employment law, firm policies and practices to manage ER cases from advice, investigation, support at meetings, documentation through to providing commercial recommendations and solutions, whilst balancing risk to the business.
  • Have responsibility for the ongoing development and refinement of the HR policies, working to ensure consistency of approach and compliance with current employment legislation.
  • Ensure effective communication with relevant stakeholders to update on forthcoming legislation and new policy including the production and delivery of training and upskilling of HR team where necessary
  • Support the Senior ER Manager by pro-actively contributing to projects, which may include the development, communication of new programs or initiatives that impact employee relations matters.
  • Responsibility for managing response to Data Subject Access Requests, coordinating and collating materials and liaising with Risk and other business areas as necessary.
  • Support in the production of data and analytics available to the ER team, to identify strategic and commercial trends which influence future activity and make recommendations to the Senior ER Manager

We’ll help you succeed

When you join us, we’ll make your growth our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far. We’re looking for someone with:

  • Experience of working in an employee relations, case management and policy focused role, including strong knowledge of employment law and practical interpretation and application of providing commercial solutions
  • Experience of working at management level and effectively managing a small team or line management responsibility
  • Proven stakeholder management experience as a commercial, credible and assertive subject matter expert influencing up to Partner level
  • Experience of portraying complex issues and problem-solving initiatives in a ‘user friendly’ format, together with supporting processes and procedures
  • Experience of training, coaching and developing HR and business stakeholders on ER matters, to share your knowledge and increase their capability
  • Experience of conducting complete reviews of policies, practices, and terms and conditions, effective problem solving and successful implementation and smooth running of solutions
  • Experience of writing succinct documentation and recommendations to senior stakeholders

We’re in it together

At BDO, we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer highly competitive starting salaries and review remuneration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following benefits, as standard:

  • 28 days’ holiday;
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cash allowance
  • access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions;
  • life assurance cover;
  • income protection insurance.

That’s not all. We understand that everyone is different so, we offer a range of voluntary benefits to suit every lifestyle. Our flexible benefits platform, Flexcel, means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. Through Flexcel, they can:

  • buy up to ten days’ extra holiday;
  • add on private medical, personal accident, dental insurance or travel insurance;
  • enrol in our Bike to Work scheme;
  • enjoy discounts off shopping, dining, and gyms;
  • receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;
  • access childcare vouchers;
  • take an online health assessment and utilise our employee assistance programme.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we’re big enough to make the difference and collaborative enough to never lose sight of where we’re going. We know that it’s our people that make our success possible. Across our 17 UK locations, more than 6,500 of them work together to provide tax, audit, assurance and a range of advisory services that help our clients achieve their ambitious goals. Together, they’re fuelling Britain’s economic engine. Behind every complex client challenge and every untapped innovation, they’re there: ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to invest in our people. That means providing them with an environment where they can grow, learn, laugh and feel respected, at all times.

Are you ready to join them?

Key Skills

Employee Relations Problem Solving Stakeholder Management
Employee Relations Manager – Human Resources – London


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