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ER Advisor (12 month maternity cover – Head Office/Central & South West Division)

High Wycombe
Maternity Cover

3 days left to apply

The role of the ER Advisor is to provide advice, guidance and direct support to Line Management in respect of any employment related matters, and update and maintain case trackers and associated documentation in line with GDPR provisions. Work with the ER Advisor team to monitor the effectiveness of employment-related policies, procedures and template documents, amending to reflect any legislative changes or continuous improvement. Drive Line Management capability by delivering relevant workshops/training interventions and supporting relevant projects as assigned.

This role works closely with the relevant HRBPs for Head Office and the Central and South West Division, with a level of onsite presence expected (i.e. 2-3 days a week) across Head Office at High Wycombe and The Hub in Solihull for meetings, and in the relevant Business Units where required (Exeter, Bristol, Winchester, Bury St Edmonds and South Midlands) – base location is flexible across these with a level of mobility required. This role commences from the beginning of June 2024 for a fixed term period of 12 months.

What you will do:

Business support

  • Provide advice to Line Management Teams on employment law and employee relations matters, working arrangements, contractual matters, employee communication and consultation, ensuring TW is consistent and fair and meets its contractual obligations
    • Provide advice to the line management team on employment matters (generally via Teams/email).
    • Draft template letters in relation to any informal/formal meetings relating to ER cases.
    • Attendance (by Teams or in person where appropriate) at any meetings/hearings as deemed necessary to support Line Managers.
    • Monitor and support the management of short and long-term sickness absence issues utilising the BUPA system (including Occupational Health), supporting line managers with any action required.
    • Maintain a detailed record of all cases and advice provided.  Monitor to understand any key trends so that appropriate Line Manager awareness training is developed.
  • Work in conjunction with the HRBP’s to effectively hand over relevant cases ensuring a smooth and consistent service is provided.
  • Support Line Management Teams with grievance, disciplinary and capability procedures, ensuring an effective, fair and consistent approach across the business.
  • Work with the ER Advisor/HRBP/L&D teams to drive improved capability in ER matters through the development and delivery of upskilling workshops and support the development of other learning interventions.  Assess the level of competence being transferred back to the workplace as a measure of training and development effectiveness.
  • Support Line Management teams in closing out issues ensuring both legislative requirements and Company procedures are adhered to.
  • Responsible for maintaining relevant HR policies, procedures and template letters, ensuring they remain legislative and best practice compliant.
  • Drive improvement in HR support services, delivering a great service in a timely and effective manner.
  • Maintain continuous professional development/legislation and case law awareness.

HR Teamwork

  • Work with colleagues to ensure best practice and a consistent approach across the Group, working within Group frameworks as appropriate.
  • Support the development and implementation of relevant HR team and cross-functional projects.
  • Endeavour to demonstrate added value to the Business from HR activities.

What you will have:

  • Broad generalist HR experience.
  • Strong case management and ER exposure.
  • Ability to build relationships and partner at all levels, including Senior Manager.
  • Demonstrate drive and conviction and inspire confidence.
  • Communication (verbal and written), facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Competent PC skills in Excel and Word.
  • Organisational skills – ability to prioritise workload, demonstrate a flexible approach and be able to work under pressure.

Individuals seeking employments at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checks and eligibility to work:

To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK and hold a full UK drivers licence.   

If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage).   
The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following:

  • Criminal records (DBS);
  • Credit reference
  • DVLA 

The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.

What we will offer you: 

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability. 
Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team.   
We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company. 

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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Disability Confident

As a proud Disability Confident Employer, Taylor Wimpey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively collaborate with individuals who have disabilities and long-term health conditions which have an effect on their ability to do normal daily activities, ensuring that barriers are eliminated when it comes to employment opportunities. In line with our commitment, we guarantee an interview to applicants who declare to us during the application process that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role. Join us in building a truly diverse and empowered team.

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Taylor Wimpey (our/us/we) does not accept unsolicited candidate details, CVs, resumes, applications or any other speculative approaches (Resumes) from employment agencies, executive search firms, recruitment agencies and other staffing agencies unless that agency is specifically appointed by us via an executed service contract for a particular job opening. Please do not forward unsolicited Resumes in response to this advert to any of our employees or any of our regional business offices, including our head office, sales centres and sites. We are not liable for any fees related to unsolicited Resumes. Please refer to our employment agency statement here - Employment Agency Statement ‧ Taylor Wimpey

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