RSPB • Flexible in UK

Employee Relations Adviser - x3 (Part-Time & Full-Time roles available)

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £28420 - £31529 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Our HR team is expanding, and we are adding additional capacity.

We require three experienced Employee Relations Advisers to join our established HR team:

  • One will be a permanent, part-time generalist role at 27 hours per week,
  • One will be an 18-month fixed-term, full-time role dedicated to our Face-to-Face Membership Recruitment Teams; and
  • One will be a permanent, full-time generalist role.

Please indicate on the application form which role/s you are interested in applying for.

This is a chance to practice your HR skills in a dynamic and agile environment, which has embraced flexible and hybrid working. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing your work is contributing to making a world richer in nature for future generations.

These roles would suit someone with experience of supporting and influencing line managers through formal HR processes, matched with the ability to arrive at options for solutions. The fixed-term postholder would particularly benefit from having experience in working with line managers to train and upskill them.

The roles will include:

  • Providing advice and support to line managers on a wide range of employee relations issues, such as disciplinaries, grievances, appeals, absence and performance management.
  • Working collaboratively with the wider HR team, including our Business Partners, Learning Team, HR Hub, plus Finance and EDI, to ensure best practice levels of information and knowledge sharing, delivery of a seamless integrated service and co-creation of solutions.
  • Providing support to the Head of HR Operations and the HR Operations Manager.
  • Developing productive working relationships with Divisional/Directorate managers providing robust advice and support on all aspects of employee relations in line with policies and procedures, employment law and best practice.
  • Supporting Divisional/Directorate managers to ensure that complex employee relations casework is progressed effectively and promptly, taking into account the needs of the individual and the organisation.
  • Producing and updating HR policies and working collaboratively with the learning team to produce line manager training and supporting documents.

What you will bring to the role:

  • CIPD Qualification to Level 5 or be working towards it.
  • The skills to communicate with employees and line managers of all levels on complex and sensitive information with tact and diplomacy.
  • The passion and energy to pro-actively keep up to date with changes in employment law and legislation, being prepared to discuss the implications of developing caselaw for the organisation.
  • The ability to work with managers to upskill them and build their confidence in HR situations.
  • The ability to work without constant supervision.
  • Emotional intelligence to be able to adapt your approach according to the situation
  • The skill to contribute fully and robustly to debates but to be able to ultimately support the corporate or team position should this be different from your own.
  • The ability to read a situation and build rapport at all levels with stakeholders.
  • Impressive verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft office programmes to intermediate level.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data.

For further information please contact Andrew Dickerson at andrew.dickerson@rspb.org.uk

Closing Date: 6th February 2023. Please note that we are actively recruiting for this role and reserve the right to close the advert once sufficient applications have been received. We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 20th February 2023

As part of this application, you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence of how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience requested.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

RSPB has a full benefits package we offer flexible working practices as well as remote working. This role is eligible for UK Sponsorship.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

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First we assess the flexibility options RSPB provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure RSPB is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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Working at RSPB

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Across all 4 UK Countries

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2023

Charity & Tech For Good

Flexa100 2023

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2022

2nd – Charity & Tech For Good