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Employee Relations Manager

Local Government (NJC): P07

Main area
Human Resources
Local Government (NJC): P07
Full time - 35 hours per week
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£52,569 - £55,665 per annum
Salary period
08/08/2021 23:59

Our ambition

We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.

Our values and behaviours

‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).


Islington HR is reshaping its services. We’re realigning our service provision to put digital, learning and innovation at the heart of what we do. We’re creating 3 new functions – HR Customer Delivery, Organisational Development and Strategic HR Partnering. Our vision is to be a trusted professional partner, empowering our managers and people to thrive and deliver better services for Islington.  By joining the team, you’ll play a vital role in enabling this, putting fairness and equality at the heart of everything we do – in our communities and our workplace.

You will pro-actively lead on Employee Relations’ policy and practice development and build constructive relationships with our Trade Unions to facilitate effective implementation of policies and procedures and the embedding of HR best practice via the council’s employee relations framework. You will be the council’s HR expert on case and employment law, providing high quality consultancy advice to HR and managers within the council. You will build constructive networks with national and regional officers and partners to learn from industry practice and build the council’s standing as an employer of choice. You will also use data analysis and insights to drive improvements in our approach and provide inspirational and professional leadership to staff, strengthening skills and competence and fostering a strong culture of standards, performance and accountability.

If you think you have the skills to drive this agenda forward, then please apply now!

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Jackie O' Donoghue
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