Introduction

Learning Curve Group are one of the UK's most diverse and passionate training providers with amazing Head Office space in the North East. With around 500 employee's across multiple sites, across the UK, we have big growth plans so require an Employment Relations Advisor or internally known as "People Partner" to join the HR Team.

Key Responsibilities

You will be responsible for managing the Employment Relations in the business alongside policy management and providing insights into HR Metrics. There are also several projects to get involved with as well. It is imperative, that as we grow, you have a fundamental role in embedding the LCG culture as part of the wider integration plans. You will provide high quality and engaging training and development throughout the business. You will provide advice and guidance to managers on sometimes complex Employment Relations cases and ensure employees are legally compliant (right to work, DBS, certificates). You will work closely with the Recruitment team, supporting with recruitment, to ensure our people and our learners are at the forefront of everything we do.
 

Main duties and responsibilities
 
  • To advise, guide and support managers with all matters relating to employee relations
  • Effective case management of people related issues such as: disciplinaries, performance management, employment tribunals, grievance and absence management 
  • Developing effective relationships with the business to promote good employee relations and embed the LCG culture across the organisation
  • Monitoring trends in employment practices and providing insight on appropriate proactive action
  • Providing advice and guidance on disciplinary and welfare cases, capability, grievance, and coaching / training managers where appropriate.
  • Ensure all employees are legal and compliant with employment legislation, that they have a right to work in the UK, and that they are suitable for employment
  • Ensure the HR database is maintained and holds accurate data in accordance with GDPR
  • Develop a rapport with managers and employees
  • Reviewing HR templates and policies to ensure they are fit for purpose and in line with current legislation
  • Create training modules and deliver this to managers and key staff
  • Participate and support in the recruitment process

Generic responsibilities
 
  • Carrying out such other duties as may be reasonably requested by the line manager, or any more senior manager
  • Sharing in the Group’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Conduct your role in line with the company values and expected behaviours.
  • Implement and comply with the Safeguarding and Health and Safety Policies.
  • Ensure the maintenance of confidentiality and professionalism at all times.
  • Promote equal opportunities and recognition of diversity throughout the company.

To undertake these tasks, you’ll need these important qualities:
 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of the HR department and how it supports and leads the organisation
  • Good understanding of Employment Legislation
  • Clear knowledge of HR Policies and Procedures
  • Strong organisational and planning skills


We offer a full induction and training package to our new staff so you very quickly feel part of the team. It is essential you have a full UK driving licence, are a confident and able driver, have access to your own vehicle and have the right to live and work in the UK.




Essential Criteria
  • CIPD Level 3 (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience of handling employment relations including Disciplinary investigations / ACAS
  • Experience of complex employment relation queries
  • Experience of working in a busy HR department
  • Knowledge of Employment Law and how to apply this to employment cases
  • Ability to engage with all stakeholders across the business
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to ensure stakeholders are clear on policy / process
  • Ability to manage a constant workload with conflicting demands to achieve timely deadlines while maintain attention to detail
  • Competent in IT Skills

Desirable
  • Experience of conducting large organisational changes
  • Experience of the education sector
  • Use of Sage People System

    Benefits

    • Holidays – 26 days + bank holidays
    • Pension – 5% from yourself, 3% from LCG
    • Armed Forces Covenant - Silver
    • Healthcare and Tech scheme
    • Social events
    • Keeping in touch meetings
    • Amazing Headquarters
    • CPD

    Equal Opportunities 
    For LCG to really transform lives through learning, it takes diversity of skills, knowledge culture and background. That’s why we're an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


     

    Essential Criteria

    Learners are at the centre of everything we do so we are committed to safeguarding and promoting their welfare. If applicable, the successful applicant will be required to provide satisfactory references and prove their eligibility to work in the UK. Dependning on your role, we may also need to carry out a DBS check.