Industrial Relations Manager

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Bridgwater, Somerset
Job Description

The MEH Alliance on Hinkley Point C, is seeking an experienced Industrial Relations Manager who will maintain a positive culture of employee relations across the MEH project and minimising industrial disputes as far as practicable, through proactive consultation with the recognised trade unions.

Your responsibilities will also include managing the MEH IR strategy and policies and taking the lead for MEH in external discussions on the implementation and spirit and intent of the sector agreements and social covenant.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Ensure MEH complies with all the relevant employment regulations 
  • Liaise with the client Employment Affairs Unit on a regular basis
  • Manage the provision of IR related info the client team as required
  • Facilitate effective engagement and liaison with delivery partners and trade unions on all workforce issues.
  • Lead and foster a positive Nuclear Safety Culture.
  • Role model safety behaviours and act as an ambassador for MEH on site
Experience Required
  • Proven track record of success in the nuclear or similar regulated sector, including working on major construction projects
  • Effective communicator, experienced in delivering and operating at a leadership Level
  • Strong leader, experienced with dealing with a breadth of IR issues, liaising with trade union officials at all levels with a positive, “can do” mentality and the ability to reach sensible compromise positions
  • Politically aware – understands the multi stakeholder context in which the role operates and manifests a collaborative approach 
  • Good client/external body facing experience with excellent working knowledge of the relevant training and funding organisations
  • Positive, can-do mentality
  • Strong leader with collaborative nature
  • Ability to reach sensible compromise position
  • Can demonstrate previous record of success in their discipline
Qualifications Needed
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Relevant Professional Qualification – preferably CIPD Qualified
  • Minimum of 10 years Industrial Relations experience in a management role working in an industrial unionised environment.  
  • Proven track record in large scale projects in the nuclear or similar regulated sector, including major EPC projects
  • Can achieve security clearance (BPSS or higher).
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