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Employee Relations Advisor - Inside IR35


Employee Relations Advisor, Edinburgh


Inside IR35

A Fantastic opportunity has arisen with a Public sector body who are going through a period of exciting transformation and are directly working with the Scottish government on future and current projects. As an Employee Relations Advisor you will be responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders proactively identifying areas where HR can add value and support Strategic Objectives. You will be advising, coaching and supporting managers on a full range of employee relations and performance management issues, as well as reviewing and updating existing HR policies, procedures and processes and responsibility for developing and launching new HR policies and procedures.

Role Responsibilities

The Employee Relations Advisor responsibilities will include:

  • To contribute to the delivery of an effective HR service in accordance with client standards
  • An emphasis on coaching, provide advice, guidance and support to managers, colleagues and Trade Union representatives on the application of the client's policy and procedures and employment law
  • To apply policies, practices and procedures to ensure adherence to legislative requirements
  • Coach, advise and assist managers in monitoring and improving attendance levels
  • To develop and maintain professional working relationships with all stakeholders, including staff, managers and Trade Union representatives
  • Coach and support other members of the HR team
  • To support HR workstreams and projects as required
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • To promote, by example, the client's purpose and values
  • To support change and promote client initiatives, new working practices and procedures
  • To promote Equality and Diversity
  • To review and update existing HR policies, procedures and processes in line with employment legislation and ACAS/CIPD best practice
  • To develop new policies and procedures to ensure the client meets and exceeds its legislative employment requirements
  • To launch new policies and procedures effectively - developing and participating in any change management activities as required
  • Support with implementation of the Equality and Diversity agenda
  • To develop and maintain professional working relationships with Trade Union Officers
  • Ensure that all activity relating to ER is consistent and in line with legislation
  • Develop relevant ER documentation, ensuring all contractual/legal documents and templates are kept up to date and in line with current legislation
  • Lead on ER issues as required, ensuring that full procedures are followed end to end
  • Support the ER Manager with Trade Union Partnership meeting

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have:-

  • To be qualified or studying towards chartered CIPD level
  • Knowledge of current employment legislation
  • Experience of advising managers on employment policies and procedures
  • Experience of leading on ER issues
  • Experience of coaching and working with managers on ER issues* Experience of policy development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work in a changing environment
  • Discretion/confidentiality
  • The ability to analyse, evaluate and collate information from disparate sources
  • The ability to work as part of a small team, and to act on your own initiative
  • Experience of working with Trade Unions


In return our client will reward you with a competitive salary in a supportive and innovative work environment.

Next Steps

Apply by contacting John Agnew, 0131 270 6626 or

Equal Opportunities

FPSG is committed to equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

We are Disability Confident and neurodiverse aware. If you have a disability, please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with your recruitment process

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