Employee Relations Specialist - Flexible working options

7 days left

Glasgow City
26 Jul 2022
26 Aug 2022
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Job Description:

About us

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company with an outstanding diverse collection of brands, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. Our purpose – Celebrating life, every day, everywhere – has an important role in our company, for our people, our diversity, our brands, in how we perform and how we create shared value. Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you.


This role is in the Employee Relations Team which enables and supports the HR Business Partners and Operational Line Managers within Supply (Scotland and Northern Ireland) in the delivery of their business objectives. It provides a full professional service on Employee Relations Case Management, ER Capability Development and support on Employee Relations matters relating to our Scotland and Northern Ireland Employees

Purpose of the role

To support the business to maintain a healthy and productive Employee Relations (ER) Climate by providing a professional service to Line Managers, HR Business Partners, Senior Stakeholders in all aspects of  Individual ER Case Management, Absence Management (working closely with Occupational Health), Performance Management, ER Change Management and ER Capability building for Scotland and Northern Ireland. The role provides a policy advisory service to employees and line managers to ensure compliance with policy and employment legislation and that any policy exceptions are justified. This specialist role will help people to acquire in-depth expertise in all aspects of Employee Relations matters such as individual end-to-end ER case management (e.g. Disciplinaries, grievances, ill health retirement, long term absence etc), ER capability building as well as the management of employee relation matters (consulting with union and non-union forums around change, developing great Union relationships)

Role dimensions

a) Financial

Policy and compliance decision-making. Makes recommendations and decisions about any policy exceptions, considering financial risk to the business.

b) Market Complexity

Selected Scottish sites – base location flexible (Shieldhall or Blackgrange) Travel will be required with the possibility of overnight stays on a regular basis. Some shift and weekend cover may also be required. The client population is diverse and in a complex matrix environment. Influences diverse Senior Line and HR management.

c) Compliance and Risk Management

Coach Managers to deliver a consistent approach to all ER issues, whilst ensuring compliance with Policy, Procedure and Case Law and reducing risk to the business.  It is also a requirement that the Senior Advisor keeps updated on any changes to employment law and understands the impact to the business.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Degree and/or CIPD qualified or equivalent in-depth experience
  • Previous experience of ER case management – either as an HR professional or as an experienced people manager
  • Knowledge and application of UK HR Policies and Employment Law
  • Experience of managing project work
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills and ability to apply at all levels within the organisation
  • Comfortable working with IS systems 

Diversity statement:

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.

Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.

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