Senior ER Advisor - 12 month Fixed Term Contract
BNP Paribas
GB, ENG, London
17h ago

BNP Paribas Overview

BNP Paribas has a presence in 73 countries with more than 198,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its two core activities : Retail Banking & Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB).

BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Bank is a leading European investment bank with global leadership in many of our businesses.

With nearly 30,000 employees in over 57 countries, CIB can offer you an exciting and truly global career.

BNP Paribas Securities Services (BP2S), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, is a leading global custodian and securities services provider backed by the strength of a universal bank.

It provides integrated solutions to all participants in the investment cycle including the buy-side, sell-side, corporates and issuers.

Strong risk management, combined with the stability that comes from being part of one of the largest banking groups in the world, underpin our success.

Joining us, you’ll become an integral part of a dynamic team that spans nationalities, cultures and backgrounds, drawing together people from around the globe and reflecting our commitment to international placements.

Department Overview

The UK CIB HR Department supports CIB and BP2S staff and managers in London and Scotland, providing them with a full range of strategic advisory and transactional services (in terms of payroll, reward, pension and benefits, recruitment, career management, learning & development and employee relations).

In regular contact with the Group HR Department of BNP Paribas S.A. (headquartered in Paris), CIB HR is the entry point for all CIB employees on any HR issue.

The team in London comprises of circa 60 HR professionals. There is also a small HR team based in Glasgow supporting BP2S managers and staff.

There are currently twelve UK HR Business Partners each covering their own specific business / function and three HR Advisors who are responsible for small businesses / functions but also focus on supporting the UK HR Business Partners.

The London HR team requires a Senior ER Adviser to cover a period of maternity leave. The requirement of the role is to provide technical employee relations advice to support the offering provided by the HR Business Partners and the HR Advisors.

The role will provide dedicated support to BP2S as well as supporting the CIB HR team.

Overall Job Purpose

Providing practical and strategic advice on the full range of ER matters and delivery of a broad ER agenda for CIB (including BP2S) London and Scotland.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide high-quality support and advice, ensuring the effective management of ER-related risks (legal, financial and reputational) for employee relations issues e.
  • g. disciplinary, grievances, litigation case management, restructures / re-organisations, performance management etc. In particular the role requires front line management of all disciplinary and redundancy exercises

  • Interface with business groups throughout London and Scotland, directly and via HR Business Partners
  • Design, maintenance and implementation of ER strategy, policies and activities, aligned with commercial and HR functional requirements
  • Provide commercial and proactive HR consultancy advice to business heads and HR business partners, and facilitate delivery of HR solutions via other specialist functions as required
  • Preparation and review of key HR documents, including employment agreements and offer letters, consultancy agreements and settlement agreements
  • Working closely with European Resourcing, Reward and Benefits colleagues in relation to hiring as required (including contract issues, employment and FCA regulatory policy considerations), existing employees and BNP Paribas London Branch’s remuneration structure generally
  • Provide support to individuals and business managers to interpret ER policy
  • ER project management including key advisory and ER work-stream management for any restructuring / acquisitions / disposals / outsourcing / insourcing / off-shoring
  • Ensuring ER requirements are pro-actively met and managed in annual risk management processes such as legal obligations and annual contract and policy reviews
  • Additional transversal project work supporting the Compliance team or other business initiatives as and when required
  • Delivery of specialist training to HR / management when required
  • Visible role in promoting appropriate workplace behaviour, equality and diversity agenda and initiatives
  • Maintaining relationships with 3rd party service providers such as training providers
  • Ensure accurate and high quality reporting of ER delivery and issues
  • Assist Senior HR Business Partners in communicating with the BP2S EICC
  • Actively stay current with employment law and HR knowledge, attend appropriate seminars and participate in team knowledge development meetings
  • Manage and get involved with HR projects on an ad-hoc basis
  • Skills & Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in UK employment law and / or UK employee relations in a fast-paced business environment, preferably with material exposure to working in or advising in the international banking environment
  • Knowledge of UK employment law, supported by academic or professional qualifications
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Initiative, solutions focused with a strong service / client orientation
  • Ability to show good judgment to balance commerciality with risk management
  • Flexibility in style and approach to assist the business to achieve their strategy
  • Sensitivity and diplomacy, highest level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to gain credibility and trust with all levels of employees including senior management
  • Ability to deal with deadlines and time pressure, and maintain attention to detail
  • Equal Opportunities

    BNP Paribas promotes equality of opportunity and is committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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