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HR Specialist - Employee Relations 2023-11-01 Role: HR Specialist - Employee RelationsLocation: Milton Keynes, MK17 Hours: Full time Monday -Friday  08:30-17:00     Salary: £35,000-£40,000 An exciting opportunity has arisen for an HR Specialist – Employee Relations to join my client, you will be OA Brand 2023-12-01

HR Specialist - Employee Relations.

£35,000-40,000 per annum

Tina McGuinness
E: tina.m@weareoa.co.uk
T: 01908 104850

16335000 YEAR

£35,000-40,000 per annum




Role: HR Specialist - Employee Relations

Location: Milton Keynes, MK17

Hours: Full time Monday -Friday  08:30-17:00     

Salary: £35,000-£40,000

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an HR Specialist – Employee Relations to join my client, you will be responsible for all employee relation topics, documentation, processes and practices to see regional and local compliance is met and a healthy working environment is maintained.

About the client?

My client is a global fashion and design company, with over 4,000 stores in more than 70 markets and online sales in 60 markets. This role is based within Logistics , Logistics is responsible  for making my client’s  fashion grow in a sustainable, qualitative and effective  way.

In Autumn 2019 my client opened the group’s first OMNI channel Logistics Centre in Milton Keynes – the centre employs over 1,000 ambitious, committed and motivated colleagues who share the company values and take responsibility for all the daily distribution and Logistics operation for the UK/IE online and over 250 stores


  • 25% employee discount Group merchandise with immediate effect
  • Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement based on length of service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Benefit hub
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 6.6 weeks holiday entitlement (increasing by 1 day each year to a maximum of 7.6 weeks) This includes bank holidays
  • Company Sick Pay after qualifying period
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity pay after qualifying period
  • Shared Parental Leave after qualifying period
  • Long service Award
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Incentive Programme After qualifying period

Subject to a successful probation period you will also receive the following benefits:

  • Annual Health Screening
  • Death in Service Insurance
  • Travel Loan up to £5000
  • 10% Pension Contribution
  • Private Medical Health Insurance
  • Dental Cover

On site:

  • Free tea & Coffee
  • Entry to Sample Sale
  • Onsite free gym
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised staff canteen

About the role:

Reporting into the HR Manager you will support, advise, instruct, train and coach management on ER company policies, procedures and relevant local labour law and regulations, providing updates as and when changes are made with effective delivery of material.

You will have a strong background in Employee Relations & will be well versed in dealing with performance concerns, providing regular HR information to managers together with recommended HR actions and timescales to improve quality and/or effectiveness of people management.


  • Support, advise, instruct, train and coach all DC management on ER company policies, procedures and relevant local labor law and regulations updates as and when changes are made with effective delivery of material
  • Assist managers with employee concerns/grievances to support and resolve to prevent formal escalation
  • Analyse relevant ER Routines and employee KPI’s such as S/T and L/T sickness, staff turnover etc. to suggest preventative measures and find solutions to support employee well-being
  • Maintain an ER overview and follow up on all processes of the employee cycle. Ensure compliance with company requirements/ local legislation's
  • Support managers with grievance process as a neutral unbiased partner giving recommendation on level of discipline or corrective action
  • Support DC Manager by providing employees with a healthy working environment accord. to local laws & global recommendation
  • Attend legal depositions and mediation as required
  • Promote I&D culture within the DC
  • Actively participate/ support in local change initiatives/ global program roll outs that involve employee relations matters 

What we would like from you:

  • Proven experience within the field of Employee Relations - essential 
  • Have Employee Relations case management experience - including disciplinary, grievance, performance, absence, flexible working - essential 
  • CIPD qualified - desirable but not essential 
  • Up to date knowledge of current employment law
  • Have a passion for equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Have a strong influence and inspiration, enabling active coaching in all HR core activities in turn strengthen our Leaders HR knowledge
  • Have attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple tasks & priorities

If interested in this role, please apply below.

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy, which is being advertised by Osborne Appointments, who are acting as an employment agency / business. Your application will be considered in competition with others and we will contact you within 3 working days.


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