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Employee Relations Policy Lead

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    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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    Nici Jones

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    08 August 2021

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Employee Relations Policy Lead


What you’ll be doing as an Employee Relations Policy Lead

  •  Develop employment relations strategy and policy relating to the improvement of the of the working environment and promoting health and safety of members.

  • Develop operational plans for implementation of strategy and policy which supports the organisation’s strategic plan, and be responsible for achieving relevant objectives within the Employment Relations Department’s operational plan.

  • Negotiate with key internal and external stakeholders in developing the strategy and implementation.

  • Proactively monitor trends and developments regarding new and emerging hazards affecting the physical and psychological working environment for nurses and nursing staff wherever they work.

  • Lead negotiations with relevant national bodies (including but not limited to the Health and Safety Executive NHS Staff Council’s Health Safety and Wellbeing group, the Department of Health and Social Care and employer representatives or organisations) in relation to working environment issues.

  • Design, set up and implement national projects and campaigns on specific health and safety issues on time, within scope, budget and resources, with the involvement of members to deliver required changes within the external environment.

  • Manage a devolved budget for areas of responsibility including estimation, management and monitoring, campaign and project performance and resources to ensure value for money and timely delivery.

  • Identify research needs, develop research proposals and manage relevant projects so that strategy, policy, input into negotiations and guidance provide for staff and members reflect the latest evidence, disseminating the results of research to appropriate groups.

  • Build a specialist body of knowledge to facilitate excellence in addressing working environment issues in support of colleagues working across the wider organisation.

What the successful Employee Relations Policy Lead will bring to the team

  • Degree or equivalent

  • Occupational Health & Safety degree/further education/graduate/chartered membership

  • Understanding sectors in which nursing staff are employed

  • Experience advancing agendas to address health policy issues

  • Experience of designing and implementing lobbying and/or campaigning strategies for change

  • Experience of undertaking negotiations/strategic working with unions, employers and national bodies

  • Experience of working in a matrix management environment to lead campaigns and projects

Here’s what you’ll get in return

The successful Employee Relations Policy Lead will receive the following excellent package

·         Salary of £62,427

·         Up to 32 days annual leave +BH

·         Flexible working

·         Competitive pension

·         Range of additional benefits and discounts

·         Diverse and inclusive work environment


Think this one’s for you

If you think this Employee Relations Policy Lead vacancy is the one for you then apply to Nici Jones at Yolk Public Sector & Not-for-Profit.


Yolk Public Sector & Not-for-Profit team works with organisations across the UK to fulfil their recruitment needs and to achieve their D&I objectives. We recruit temporary, contract and permanent hires for 1 off specialist needs or for volume campaigns. We support our applicants to navigate the public sector recruitment processes and secure their dream jobs.


Yolk Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our workforce. We employ the best people for the job at hand and actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, educational background, parental status, gender identity or any other protected characteristic. We champion and celebrate diversity at Yolk allowing our team to bring their whole selves to work.