Eaton Careers

Senior HR Advisor-Employee and Labour Relations

Slough, United Kingdom
Human Resources


Job Description

Eaton's Corporate  Division has an opening for a: 

Senior HR Advisor-Employee and Labour Relations

Location: Slough, UK 

We make what matters work. Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion, with approximately 95,000 employees and selling products to customers in more than 175 countries. Within the UK we have numerous locations across the country operating within the Electrical, Hydraulic, Vehicle and Aerospace industries. 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior HR Advisor- Employee and Labour Relations to join our highly successful team.

The main purpose of the role is to support and coordinate initiatives that require Employee and Labour Relations expertise within the cluster of UK and Nordics (Norway/Sweden/Finland/Denmark/Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania)  and provide related guidance. As the Senior HR Advisor-Employees and Labour Relations you will ensure that Labour relations practitioners are properly trained and that all policies and practices are legally compliant and consistent with the Eaton Philosophy and Eaton Business Systems initiatives.

As the Senior HR Advisor- Employee and Labour Relations you will:

  • Provide Labour Relations expertise in business/functional initiatives when and where required within cluster and drive commonality wherever possible
  • Structure and develop Employee Relations approach for cluster (which includes close partnership with Legal department and Ethics&Compliance department on employees grievance and litigation)
  • Support ER-LR Director in organizational matters and region wide projects, if required
  • Coordinate all the ELR activities, training and programs to strengthen the organization capability including developing the ELR archives and actualize its content, whenever necessary
  • Act as a central point of contact for ELR on safety matters
  • Stay abreast of Works Council/Trade union activities 


Employees and Labour Relations - Qualifications:

  • A Degree in Labour law or Industrial Relations or equivalent experience 
  • Substantial Labour  law experience and experience in dealing with unions, works councils and employee representatives 
  • Strong knowledge of HR practices/policies acquired while holding HR-operational roles
  • High level of soft skills to build robust business-focused relationship and influence others to achieve outcome
  • Understanding of the dynamics of operating in a large, highly complex global business environment
  • Experience in an Engineering environment is highly desirable
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
  • Fluent in English, further languages a plus

What Eaton offers:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package 
  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team
  • Great promotional opportunities  – Eaton encourages internal promotion, whenever possible
  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organisation – and direct our activities every day

Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Human Resources

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 051261