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HR Employee Relations Advisor

  • Job reference DST/TP/4494/12446
  • Job type Contract, Fixed Term, Full Time
  • Sector Human Resources
  • Location Basildon
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To provide support to the Employee Relations team and SS&C business, ensuring that consistent standards are adopted across all elements of HR. Providing a timely and accurate support service to the Company, responding to enquiries on policy and employment legislation, supporting and guiding in matters such as disciplinary, grievances, performance management and absenteeism.


  • 20 Days holiday plus bank holidays, (pro-rata)
  • 9% pension scheme (6% non-contributory & 3% self contribution)
  • Life Assurance (4 x salary)
  • Single person healthcare
  • Flex benefits scheme

Main Responsibilities

Join our ER team on a 6 month FTC basis.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Responding to employee queries on HR policy and legislation. Provide advice on employment legislation and its practical application in relation to specific situations/tasks. Ensuring HR matters are handled fairly and consistently in line with legal and Company requirements.
  • Provide a high quality and timely support to the Employee Relations team and SS&C business, ensuring accurate and up to date management information as required by the Employee Relations team and line managers e.g. absence, recognition, turnover etc.
  • Respond to queries sent to a centralised Employee Relations mailbox and help line, analyse trends and suggest improvements to reduce number of queries
  • In conjunction with the Employee Relations team review and improve HR processes and documentation
  • Lead in ad hoc maternity leave meetings, carry out exit interviews where necessary
  • Review update and reissue the Employee Handbook and provide administrative support when required

Assist the Lead Employee Relations Specialists;

  • in building relations with client groups and where appropriate working with the line managers in relations to specific HR issues
  • to actively manage performance of employees in conjunction with managers
  • to review disciplinary and grievance cases, which may include preparation of letters and note-taking in meetings
  • to manage sickness issues in partnership with the business ensuring best practice obligations are met and offer guidance around Company sick pay policy and when to use discretion
  • in supporting managers with the probation process ensuring if probations are extended or failed it is for consistent and fair reasons
  • to manage flexible working requests and shared parental leave in line with SS&C policy

Ideal Candidate

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in Employee Relations is essential, able to demonstrate a confident knowledge of employment law and HR policy
  • Minimum CIPD level 3 qualified achieved (ideally level 5), with a keen desire to becoming fully qualified.
  • Experience within Financial Services/ FinTech/ Corporate environment beneficial
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment together with a flexible approach and a commitment to completing tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage own workload efficiently and effectively, plan and prioritise appropriately and identify/ escalate high risk/ complex issues.
  • Additional European language skills an advantage.
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