Employee Relations HR Advisor


Job summary

Circa £48,000
Human Resources
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £48,000 depending on experience and pro-rated on a Fixed Term Contract for 9 months.

What we can offer you:

  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • Eligibility to request flexi-time known as dynamic leave
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rated)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym on site at Stevenage

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working framework allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. You will need to be onsite as and when required, therefore being able to get to one of our sites fairly easily when needed, would be preferable. This could be at least a few days per month.    

The opportunity:

We are seeking an experienced HR professional to join our Employee Relations (ER) team on a fixed term basis of 9 months. The role focuses on improvement and innovation, enabling, evolving and embedding change through effective communications and engagement on Employee Relations related matters.

You will support the ER Manager in the development and delivery of ER related improvement, innovation and change activities in consultation and collaboration with key stakeholders.  You will also design and deliver communication and engagement plans for a range of people related matters.

What we're looking for from you:

We are looking for a knowledgeable, empathetic, resilient individual, with strong ER experience. You will be able to identify opportunities for improvement, develop plans to realise those improvements and successfully communicate, influence and build relationships throughout the business at all levels. You will have experience of working in a multi-functional team providing logical solutions to complex issues.

This particular role contributes to the continued evolution of a collaborative culture and flexible/hybrid working environment. Coaching and advising on innovative employee relations solutions, including people related engagement activities, reviewing and implementing contract-related solutions and development of resources, including guidance and procedure documents to empower employees and managers and in support of a positive ER climate.

In addition to the improvement and innovation activities, being part of the ER team means that you will also undertake and contribute to other ER activities including case work, procedural reviews and Trade Union related activities.

You will be used to practically applying employment legislation knowledge in a business context, demonstrate high levels of integrity, be passionate about making a difference, as well as being commercially astute. You will have robust coaching, facilitation and mediation skills and experience. In addition, you will have experience in complex case management (including disciplinary, grievance, and capability), procedure/policy writing, and business partnering.

The role will continue to build, engage and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the business including Trade Union Representatives and Company Ambassadors.

Experience of working with Trade Unions, working in a Unionised environment and/or with Employee Representatives, would be an advantage.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information. 

Please Note:

MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.


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