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Employee Relations Advisor

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HR Including all specialist functions



Role: Employee Relations Advisor Grade: S12 Employment Type: 6 month secondment Location: Dunstable

Role: Employee Relations Advisor

Function: HR

Location: Support Centre, Dunstable  

Employment Type: Full time, 6 month secondment 

We have an exciting opportunity for an Employee Relations Advisor to join our HR Shared Services function here at Whitbread. You will provide ER advice and support to our operational team members across both Premier Inn and Restaurant brands. As the ER Advisor you will strive to improve Employee Relations across the business as well as playing an integral part of the ER helpdesk.   

We are the UK's leading hospitality company, a FTSE 100 organisation with over 35,000 employees worldwide. Owning successful brands such as Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn, we have over 750 hotels and over 70,000 rooms across the UK, Germany and the Middle East. We are also proud to own over 420 restaurants across the UK including Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and our newer brands Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub. We have exciting plans to deliver our strategy that innovates and grows our core UK and international business, always keeping our customers at the heart of what we do.


What you will be doing

  • Provide specialist ER Relations and Employment Policy advice and solutions to operational management and team members
  • Liaise with external providers of ER related services including occupational health to deliver relevant and timely services  
  • Work in partnership with internal stakeholder to provide advice, support and recommendations with the implementations of commercial solutions
  • Proactively follow up on agreed actions where appropriate and within a suitable time scale including feedback on an outcome and advice has been followed
  • Ensure employment policies and decisions are applied consistently across the business 
  • Complete all administrative tasks and ensure they are completed accordingly 
  • Provide telephone support in time of national crisis to the business, guests, employees and family members  


What we are looking for

  • A working knowledge of Employee Relations or HR procedures  
  • Experience of working within a HR or ER orientated environment  
  • Outstanding communication including telephone manner and written skills 
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise and deliver to timelines 
  • IT literate including Work, Excel and Outlook 
  • Can provide advice and support in calm and professional manner 
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment


In return we will offer:   


  • A market competitive base salary
  • Up to 10% annual bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • A genuine flexible working policy
  • Individual BUPA healthcare
  • Optional contributory pension matched up to 10%
  • Free parking across our Head Office campus
  • Subsidised restaurant / canteen
  • Up to 25% discount off our brands
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holiday

Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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13 Sep 2019

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