Employee Relations Specialist

AstraZeneca UK

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


Employee Relations Specialist

Location: : Cambridge with occasional travel to Pancras Square and Macclesfield.

Hydrid working: 3 days a week in the office

Competitive salary and benefits

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

As the Employee Relations Specialist you will be responsible for the provision of a specific consultancy services on the basic rights and obligations of employers and employees arising from the contract of employment and associated legislation. You will contribute to the development and maintenance of legally robust employment policies, practices and processes and provide in country or global managers with coaching related to country-specific Employee Relations policies, practices and processes.

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Provides advice and consultancy services against a broad portfolio of employment cases

  • Typically owns case resolution, considering risks (legal, financial and reputational) and developing appropriate approaches for resolution; escalates only the most complex cases for resolution

  • Closely collaborates with Legal Counsel and appropriate third parties to reach closure on cases and ensure appropriate advice is received on technical matters or progress compromise agreements

  • Develops relationships with senior manager and other specialists to provide employment relations advice. Acts as an advisor to business leaders when contemplating or implementing business change

  • Assists in the development and maintenance of legally robust employment policies and processes

  • Facilitates training programmes to up skill business leaders, line management and HR professionals to manage business change effectively

  • Regularly reviews employment relations policies, recommends enhancements and working collaboratively to update policies to ensure compliance

  • Ensures that changes to policies and processes are communicated appropriately

  • Mentors more junior staff and acts as a point of reference in own specialist area

Essential Requirements:

  • Graduate calibre

Desirable Requirements:

  • CIPD qualified desirable not essestial

  • HR / business related degree

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and spark your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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