Employee Relations Services Manager

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2149965

Our plans for rail in Britain are far-reaching and ambitious. To deliver our vision of a better railway for a better Britain, we need talented and passionate people who will embrace our innovative way of working ' across all disciplines.

Human Resources (HR) provides support on all people-related issues for Network Rail. We're responsible for creating an environment that attracts and engages high-performing individuals to deliver engineering and operational excellence for Britain's railway. Our approach is a pragmatic one, challenging where appropriate and professional in all areas of delivery.

This is an exciting role that is helping develop and shape the Employee Relations service across Network Rail for now and the future supporting our managers and HR Business Partners. There is a real opportunity to think creatively working with our suppliers to improve and change how we manage ER across the business and undoubtedly the role will be both challenging and demanding. The successful individual will need to have strong employment law technical skills and experience as well as the ability to multitask.

The role manages a large supplier contract which is performing well for our first line support ER Advice and Guidance Service to Line Managers, it also supports our team of experienced Employee Relations Advisors (ERA's) located across the country handling complex cases and employment tribunals with direct management of one ERA as well as leading and co-ordinating our in house team of mediators and investigators.

If you are wanting to make a real difference in a large complex organise and are eager to utilise your ER knowledge and experience in a supportive environment, then this could be the role for you to shine.

In this role I will:

To be considered for this role you must have;


Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to '3,333 (to a maximum amount of '2,500).

We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '50,400 - '56,700

Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Closing date: 28th May 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

It is a requirement of the role to live within 90 minutes commuting time of The Quadrant Milton Keynes.

This vacancy is for a fixed term opportunity for 18 months.

This contract has the potential to become permanent.

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