Employee Relations Advisor (CHR0260)

Oxfam, OXFORD (OXFAM HOUSE), United Kingdom

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th November, 2018

Job Description


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
The Human Resources team contributes to Oxfam’s organisational effectiveness to enable us to end the injustice of poverty. Our aim is to support Oxfam to deliver our mission, whilst ensuring organisational health, and supporting the wellbeing of Oxfam’s staff and volunteers.

The role

Reporting to the Employee Relations Manager, The Employee Relations Advisor will be responsible for:

  • Providing specialist advice and support on interpretation and application of HR policies and procedures (worldwide).
  • Providing practical operational support and advice on investigations and the management of more complex HR casework worldwide.
  • Advising and supporting research and development of employment policy changes.
  • Assisting in cross-divisional HR forums for information sharing, organisational learning, personal development and HR Policy development.
  • Providing sound legislative employment and labour law advice worldwide ensuring all advice complies with legislation and is in line with Oxfam’s specific policies and processes.
  • Monitoring cases relating to HR that come in via the Whistleblowing helpline including PSEA casework.

What we are looking for

  • A holder of a UK Employment Law or Human Resources (CIPD) qualification (or relevant HR Advisor level experience)
  • Demonstrable understanding of basic financial awareness and how business works, ensuring resources are used economically.
  • Experience of delivering suitable HR practices in a professional, responsible accessible and value for money way
  • The ideal candidate will be open minded with regards to change processes within an organisation and will demonstrate a positive attitude to change
  • An individual with excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to work collaboratively to build trust with colleagues to promote organisation success.
  • Excellent knowledge of UK Employment Law legislation
  • Good organisational planning skills and a logical and clear approach to work load Management.

Additional information

  • Location: OXFORD (OXFAM HOUSE)
  • Hours: 36 per week
  • Salary: £30,000 up to £35,000 gross per annum - depending on experience
  • Region: Human Resources
  • Job Family: Human Resources
  • Division: Human Resources / Chief Executive Office
  • Job Type: Fixed Term
  • Closing Date: 12 November 2018

How to apply

If this sounds like you then please visit the link below for more information and to apply.


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

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