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Employee Relations Consultant

Southampton, Hampshire
Job Type
20 Sep 2022

Carnival UK is the name behind P&O Cruises and Cunard Line. As a market leader in the cruise industry, we operate spectacular ships all over the globe providing unforgettable holiday happiness.

Do you thrive on Employee Relations casework and coaching people? We're looking for a passionate Employee Relations expert to join our team and be part of our great culture here at Carnival UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse business, working with stakeholders both ashore and those in roles on-board our ships. You'll be based out of our vibrant offices in the heart of Southampton and will be working on a hybrid basis, spending at least two days a week in the office with colleagues.

The Role

As an experienced Employee Relations Consultant, you'll be coaching and assisting Managers across the business to resolve queries concerning our colleagues. You will manage your own caseload and have the ability to work effectively alongside your team. You'll have previously worked in an ER casework orientated role and be able to hit the ground running.

You will be providing consistent and specialist employee relations advice on employment related matters including, sickness absence management, disciplinary, grievance, performance management, flexible working and collective consultation to the on-board and shore side management.,

You will play a key role in projects that include specialist ER advice as well as delivering training to stakeholders on ER casework to ensure legal compliance.

About You

To be successful in this role you will need to have proven experience working within an Employee Relations role having advised on complex ER casework. This would include

conducting investigations and hearings. You will be adept at risk assessing a broad context, providing options for resolution whilst analysing and balancing both operational and legal risk.

You will be familiar with working alongside trade unions and have a good knowledge of the trade union framework and associated collective bargaining agreements.

You'll be a creative thinker, problem solver, effective negotiator and influencer, and thrive in a fast paced environment. You will be able to quickly build rapport and profile within the business as an ER expert.

A CIPD Level 5 (or equivalent) is essential.

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  • Job Reference: 717073794-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Carnival UK
    Carnival UK
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent