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ER Advisor

Posted 16 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
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Degree level
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English (Fluent)

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About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for an ER Advisor to join our Enabling Functions team to work in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Role purpose

The ER Advisor will provide ER advice to Balfour Beatty Line Managers UK wide. They will work closely with other teams in HR particularly HR Business Partners, ER Business Partners and across HR Operations. They will work in line with Balfour Beatty policy and procedures but need to have a good understanding of employment law, case law and HR best practice to ensure delivery of an effective ER service. They will have a proactive approach to advice and guidance, coaching and developing line managers in best practice, identifying trends in the business and working with the HR Community to constantly improve HR Delivery in support of the UK business objectives.

What you'll be doing

As an ER Advisor, your main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Advise and coach business unit managers to effectively manage all employee relations issues in line with the HR policy & guidance tiered model across the full scope of Employee Relations (ER) cases and change activity;
  • Assimilate information and context of particular cases in order to educate, coach and develop line managers through a range of Employee Relations interventions, resulting in their improved understanding and ability to prevent and / or manage future issues;
  • Develop and maintain personal expertise and best practice across the team, actively share knowledge and case management experience, in order to maintain consistency of approach. Applying expertise and judgement to complex and demanding cases;
  • Adopt a partnership working approach across the broader HR community, working with other HR team members to deliver a seamless one team service to the business;
  • Ensure effective, timely case management of people related issues;
  • Develop positive, collaborative working relationships both internally and externally;
  • Work with Lead ERBP in terms of business priorities and the creation of data packs and trackers.

Who we're looking for

The following qualities and experience are essential:

  • Excellent communication skills demonstrated through a variety of methods but with particular emphasis on telephone skills;
  • Proven experience of effectively utilising a variety of effective influencing skills to achieve business aims and objectives;
  • Proven ability to work without close supervision, a self-starter who enjoys working as part of a team but who is equally comfortable working on their own, utilising their initiative in an effective manner;
  • Strong organisational, planning, time and project management skills with evidence of ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining quality, accuracy, attention to detail and high standards;
  • Strong decision making skills. Able to make timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks. Balances analysis, wisdom, experience and perspective when making decisions;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and integrity in all matters, displaying appropriate judgement and initiative when required

The following qualities and experience are desirable:

  • CIPD Qualified or studying towards;
  • Experience of providing a true consultancy service to business leaders. Able to demonstrate a positive approach to customer service and focus on delivering customer requirements;
  • Proven ability to demonstrate an understanding of the business and how HR can support the delivery of business goals.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

Balfour Beattys Enabling Functions includes our centralised HR, IT, Procurement, Finance, Health & Safety, Sustainability and Comms teams. Together we support Balfour Beatty to deliver projects on behalf of our clients. We operate according to our Build to Last values of Lean, Expert, Trusted, Safe and Sustainable.

We support each other to deliver and succeed, placing equal value on all perspectives by embracing diversity and inclusion. Together we deliver powerful new solutions, collaborating with governments, our customers and partners to shape thinking, create skylines and inspire a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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