Employee Relations Advisor (Maternity cover)
Job Title: Employee Relations Advisor
Job reference: 002235
Service Area / Directorate: Business Improvement
Salary and Grade: G7: £36,498 to £37,648 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Contract: Fixed Term – up to 15 months (Maternity Cover)
Hours per week: 37 (would consider part time)
Location : Hybrid Oxford - Town Hall and work from home
We are currently looking for an Employee Relations Advisor to join our established team at Oxford City Council. This is a fixed term role up to 15 months to allow for handovers either side of the maternity cover.
Your role will be to guide line managers on a range of employment relations cases including absence management, poor performance, organisational change, disciplinaries and grievances. You will be will attending formal meetings, advising on our procedures and best practice to ensure we consistently do the right thing by our staff.
You’ll also have an opportunity to shape our future policies and processes through the review and update of our core policy documents as well as getting involved in project work across the HR function.
We would be interested in hearing from you if you have you worked at an advisory level and have experience in providing clear, pragmatic advice to line managers on core people policies.
We are a flexible team and welcome part time and full time applications.
The role will be based mostly at home but there is an expectation to attend Oxford Town Hall as needed.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Our ambitious leadership team and dedicated staff are working hard building a world class city for everyone. Oxford City Council has accelerated plans to build more affordable and council housing in the city. We provide services to help reduce inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of Oxford’s residents and are taking a lead on reducing emissions and increasing biodiversity to become a net carbon neutral city of the future.
We are a supportive and collaborative bunch of people working towards shared goals, where new ideas and initiatives are valued. We strive to deliver service excellence, take accountability for our actions and communicate with honestly and respect. There has never been a more exciting time to join us! Help us to build successful places in which to live and work and build a fairer, greener city in which everyone can thrive.
Many of our roles offer flexible or hybrid working.
We offer generous holiday 28 days a year with an additional 4 days after 5 years’ service
We are committed to supporting career development opportunities and learning and development
An above average pension offering
Plus other great benefits
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system with your CV
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. If you are making an application using a CV please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.
We usually do1st interviews online but please let us know if this is not an option for you. For hybrid roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home. You should ensure that you have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.
Closing Date: 31 March 2023
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): 12 April 2023 and 14 April 2023
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Victoria Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We are striving to become a more inclusive employer and to represent the communities that we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from ethnic and minority communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favorable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, CVs are to be submitted with our online application form.