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Employee Relations Advisor

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Fixed Term


HR Including all specialist functions



Role: Employee Relations Advisor Function: HR Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire Employment Type: Full time, Fixed Term Contract  Duration: 12 Months FTC

Role: Employee Relations Advisor

Function: HR

Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Employment Type: Full time, Fixed Term Contract 

Duration: 12 Months FTC


We have an exciting opportunity for a fixed term Employee Relations Advisor to join our HR 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. 


As a leading British business of more than 275 years standing, we have experienced turbulent times before and adapted and evolved to remain one of the hospitality sector’s most successful companies. Built on such robust foundations, our expertise has meant we responded decisively throughout this year with our teams, guests and the continuity of our business at the heart of every decision we made. We acted quickly, to ensure we were prepared for the future, whatever it may hold.  



What continues to set us apart are our excellent products and people. We have much loved brands such as Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Bar + Block alongside exciting up and coming propositions such as Cookhouse & Pub. And in Premier Inn, we have the UK’s favourite budget hotel chain, currently outperforming the market and ambitious for more as we execute our plans in both the UK and Germany. At Whitbread, we remain true to our values and put our people at the centre of everything we do. We’d love you to join us on the journey!


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 within agreed SLA’s


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 multitask, prioritise and deliver to timelines 
  • IT literate including Word, 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
  • 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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05 Jan 2021

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