Employee Relations and Wellbeing Business Partner

  • Job Reference: 6752
  • Date Posted: 24 March 2021
  • Recruiter: Apex Hotels Ltd
  • Location: London - Head Office
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive Salary
  • Sector: Hotels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time role as Employee Relations and Wellbeing Business Partner. You will provide onsite face to face and remote advice on all matters relating to Employee Relations & Employee Wellbeing for the whole group.

Reporting to the Head of ER and Wellbeing, you will work alongside business partner colleagues across London, Scotland and Bath. This role is based in London, however it has responsibility for supporting the group therefore will require regular travel to Bath and possible trips to Scotland. 

Role purpose:

  • You will deliver supportive and timely Employee Relations advice and practical application of policy and Company vision to the whole business as required
  • You will be a subject matter specialist able to liaise with Executive function and senior operational management to deliver the Company strategy
  • You will have an understanding of the strategic function of human resources and ability to deliver commercially sound solutions
  • You will have strong mentoring capabilities and ability to build trust through relationships
  • Project work will include data capture, drafting monthly and annual reports, reviewing of systems and processes, cross departmental strategic planning, restructuring
  • Working closely with Organisational Development Business Partners to review and deliver formal Employee Relations training and coaching for the operational community and business managers
  • You will ensure compliance and regulatory matters are managed in accordance with legislation, ACAS Codes of Practice and interpretation of employment law and case law
  • Provide support and advice regarding short, medium and long-term absence to deliver on business KPIs
  • Oversee Sickness Absence case management and Occupational Health referrals
  • Proactively support and engage with the design and delivery of a range of innovative and impactful physical, mental and emotional wellbeing programmes in accordance with the Company Wellness Policy
  • Proactively seek connections with external organisations and Apex business partners to strengthen the knowledge base within the Apex team and to provide appropriate signposting for all Employees regarding wellbeing
  • Produce reports on occupational health, wellbeing-related data and performance metrics so that organisational performance can be measured and improvement plans embedded

About you:

  • Experience within an HR/ER related environment
  • Good knowledge and level of expertise of employee relations issues
  • Proven track record in managing ER cases and providing advice and recommendations to Managers / Supervisors
  • Good understanding of primary wellbeing and Occupational Health issues
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced business environment with an understanding of the implication of a high labour turnover
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills 
  • Strong decision-making skills 
  • Be proactive
  • Strong systems knowledge and ability to work across a number of platforms such as payroll, training and APS systems, trackers and Excel
  • Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills with people at all levels, internally and externally 

Why join Apex Hotels?

We genuinely care about our guests and each other and we show this through our family values of Trust, Passion, Friendliness and Teamwork. It's these family values that help us take our guest experiences to the next level, where we provide a personalised service to all our guests that they'll want to share.

With 10 four-star hotels throughout the UK, we like to think of our hotels as members of the family, each with their own personality and style. Although each of our hotels has its own character, whatever one our guests choose to stay at, they'll get a great night's sleep and a warm welcome. The key to it all is you, our employees.

We also offer great benefits which include:

  • Contributions to a pension scheme  
  • Critical illness cover 
  • 29 days holiday
  • Access to our state-of-the-art gym and pools   
  • Healthy meals to enjoy while you're working  
  • 50% discount in our restaurants  
  • Guest experience overnight stay and dinner for 2 after 3 months 
  • Spa discount 
  • Referral bonus when your friends or family join the team 
  • Discounted room rates
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounts with external companies only available to Apex team members 
  • Ongoing training and development  

Putting your safety first

Apex Hotels have fully integrated all Covid19 measures into their properties to ensure peace of mind for all our Employees and Customers.  You will be able to carry out your new role in a safe and clean environment with the additions of sanitiser, PPE requirements and distancing measures all as part of your daily routine.

Recruitment Process

Our recruitment process has been adapted to ensure we can hire safely while bringing in the best talent to join our Apex Family, so we have introduced video applications to give you the opportunity to let your personality shine through. Our interview process and Welcome Day induction process will be via Microsoft Teams, an online meeting channel, which you can access through your browser or its free to download the app on your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

If you are interested, click apply. We look forward to hearing from you!