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England | Berkshire
Employment type
Up to £40,000 per annum
Closing date

Employee Relations Advisor

🕓 Full-Time, Permanent
📍 Maidenhead, Berkshire (Hybrid – 3 days per week in office)
💷 £40,000 per annum

We are looking for an experienced Employee Relations Advisor to join our People Team in Maidenhead. In this permanent, full-time role, you will manage employee relations with sensitivity and empathy, offering guidance and support on grievances, conducting investigations, and advising on disciplinary matters. You will play a key role in fostering a culture of respect and inclusion, significantly shaping our workplace culture.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a trusted advisor to employees and managers on diverse employee relations matters.
  • Conducting thorough investigations into employee complaints or concerns, ensuring a fair and impartial process.
  • Providing coaching and guidance to managers on performance management and disciplinary procedures.
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures to foster a positive work environment and ensure compliance with employment laws and regulations.
  • Collaborating with HR Business Partners and other stakeholders to address systemic issues and drive continuous improvement in employee relations practices.

What we're looking for:

  • Previous experience in Employee relations
  • CIPD Level 5 qualified or qualified through relevant experience. 
  • Strong knowledge of employment law and best practices in employee relations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust at all levels of the organisation.
  • Proven problem-solving and conflict-resolution abilities.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and professionalism.

What we offer:

  • 💷 Annual salary of up to £40,000 per annum.
  • 📅 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays.
  • 🩺 BUPA Private Healthcare (Self)
  • 💰 Pension Scheme.
  • 🔐 Life Assurance X2.
  • 🚗 Free On-Site Parking.

About Dignity

Dignity is one of the UK’s largest providers of end-of-life services and funeral plans, with a national network of 675 funeral branches, 46 crematoria and 28 cemeteries. We have a rich and diverse history with our oldest Funeral business being established in 1812 and many more having served their communities for generations.

As a business, we firmly believe that our customers sit at the heart of what we do - we help them to say goodbye, to remember and to celebrate the life of those lost. We listen, understand their wishes and offer enhanced choice and value for money to meet and exceed their expectations. It is an exciting time to be thinking about joining the team at Dignity.

We are currently embarking upon an exciting period of change and transformation following the successful takeover and privatisation last year. We are investing heavily, focusing on our standards, technology, ways of working and growth capability. No part of the business will go untouched. We are unapologetic in our mission to be the very best. It is through the ongoing dedication of our people, our commitment to responsible business practice and making a meaningful contribution to society that we will ensure we fulfil both our purpose and potential.

What are the next steps?

To be considered for this role, please submit your application via the ‘apply’ button, where a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will review your application.

FCA Statement

Please note that this role is subject to meeting regulatory requirements. As an FCA-regulated organisation, we are committed to adopting the highest standards and we do this by employing individuals with the appropriate skills, experience and integrity to protect both the company and our clients. If you are considered for a role, you will be providing your permission for us to conduct the relevant checks and assessments that will be carried out during the recruitment and onboarding process. The nature of the checks will depend on whether the role is subject to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR).

Please note in accordance with our pre-employment checks, all roles will require a criminal record check and further enhanced checks may apply. Certain roles will be subject to ongoing checks in line with the Group SMCR Framework (Fit & Proper Policy). Further details will be explained to you throughout the recruitment process.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Our Vision is to connect with our clients, colleagues, company, and communities based on our principles whilst celebrating our differences.

We aim to empower leaders and colleagues to seek out and understand new voices and perspectives; to be vocal about inequity and exclusion, and to take decisive, informed, and bold action to promote inclusion and belonging.

Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.