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Employer Sanderson Recruitment Ireland
Job Title Head Of Employee Relations & Engagement

Head of Employee Relations & Engagement

Role Summary

To set up of a new team within HR. A key role on the HR Leadership Team providing proactive operational and strategic leadership of the Employee Relations and Employee Engagement aspects of the HR Strategy. This is a critical role in the transformation of the HR service delivery model whilst ensuring a robust approach to employee relations and engagement within the function.

The team will provide the following to the HR function:

  • Industrial Relations
  • Employee Engagement
  • Well-being, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Internal Communications
  • Strategy and Leadership
  • Policy Management & Forum Representation
  • Operational Risk
Industrial Relations

  • Champion the Employee Relations Strategy that re-defines relationships with staff representative bodiesand provides a voice for all employees
  • Lead the negotiation of key strategic change initiativeswith unions including the annual Pay Review
  • Strategic management of industrial relationscrisis leadership
Employee Engagement

  • Oversee the relevant work streams for culture and engagementwithin the business to create a business where people want to join, want to stay, to perform and want to be proud of
  • Define the strategy for measuringand improving engagement and inclusivity
  • Oversee a series of group initiatives to further embed the Values into the culture of the organisation
Well-being, diversity and inclusion

  • Establish a Diversity and Inclusion staff strategy to drive and promote across the Group.
  • Championwell-being, diversity and inclusion
  • Act as a catalyst and role modelfor driving desired changes and actions to improve the Internal Communications area
  • Redefine and develop theCommunication Framework
Strategy and Leadership

  • Champion theestablishment and communication of the strategy, goals and objectives for the Employee Relations team
  • Drive a strategic review having regard to external best practice and thinking around Internal Communications, Employee Engagement and Industrial Relations, and implement changes to Group approach as may be required
  • Lead the strategic alignmentof the Employee Relations approach with the Group's strategy and objectives
Operational Risk

  • Drive a risk aware culturethat is aligned to the risk appetite
  • Identify risks and have mitigating and control factorsin place
  • Advocate calculated risk takingin a highly regulated risk environment
Skills & Experience

  • Expert in designing, negotiating and implementing pay strategies, annual pay reviews and managing performance related reward operations in a larger organisation.
  • Experience with Union negotiations with a number of diverse Union groups.
  • Experience of crisis management in relation to industrial relations issues an advantage.
  • Experience in challenging change implementation programmes

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Location Dublin
Date Added 69 days ago
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