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Employee Relations Specialist


Scotland, United Kingdom

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.

Arthur Guinness, Alexander Walker and all those many talented people that followed in their footsteps, cared deeply about the people and businesses they fostered, and the communities in which they operated. Today we stand on the shoulders of these giants and act with the same entrepreneurial spirit.

Our purpose, celebrating life, every day, everywhere means that our brands are part of celebrations big and small. We believe that living our purpose in full is to make the most of life - to be the best you can be at work, at home, with friends, in the community, and for the community

This role is in the Employee Relations Team which enables and supports the HR Business Partners and Operational Line Managers within the ISC (Scotland and Northern Ireland) in the delivery of their business objectives. It provides a full professional service on Employee Relations Case Management, ER Capability Development and support on Employee Relations matters relating to our Scotland and Northern Ireland Employees

Purpose of the Role
To support the business to maintain a healthy and productive Employee Relations (ER) Climate by providing a professional service to Line Managers, HR Business Partners, Senior Stakeholders in all aspects of Individual ER Case Management, Absence Management (working closely with Occupational Health), Performance Management, ER Change Management and ER Capability building for Scotland and Northern Ireland. The role provides a policy advisory service to employees and line managers to ensure compliance with policy and employment legislation and that any policy exceptions are justified.

Top Accountabilities

Provide leadership in all aspects of individual ER case management.
Provide advice on the implementation and interpretation of HR policies and processes. Coach and train line managers to follow our core people processes and policies
To work with individual business areas to identify, develop and subsequently deliver ER capability interventions
To support the local HRBP in the management and development of the business area ER environment

Experience required

Degree and/or CIPD qualified or equivalent in-depth experience
Previous experience of ER case management – either as an HR professional or as an experienced people manager
Knowledge and application of UK HR Policies and Employment Law
Experience of managing project work
Excellent interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills and ability to apply at all levels within the organisation
Comfortable working with IS systems


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