Labour / Employee Relations Consultant

Labour / Employee Relations Consultant
Boikago Group (Pty) Ltd
Pretoria, Gauteng


Posted 09 April 2021 – Closing Date 12 April 2021

Job Details

Job Description

A manufacturing company based in Pretoria is looking for an experienced Labour / Employee Relations Consultant

Purpose of the Role
Responsible person will be responsible for the oversight of site and supplier employee/employer relations and the resolution of labour-related matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advise, consult and guide internal HR Team and suppliers on IR structures & procedures for the day-to-day practical implementation across site.
  • Support and maintain sound work relationships between employees, union and employer bodies.
  • Establish labour relations standards across all suppliers to ensure consistency of support and labour monitoring.
  • Provide guidance on the implementation and application of disciplinary and grievance procedures and policies within supply base.
  • Monitor, review, and recommend interventions to optimize collective agreements.
  • Facilitate quarterly supplier labour risk assessments for the purpose of workforce planning and labour stability.
  • Consult and advise management and employees regarding legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Proactively assess and monitor market labour trends.
  • Support in the implementation and maintenance of comprehensive IR administration systems across supply base.
  • Ensure the enforcement and adherence of policies and procedures by advising and monitoring management and staff across supply base.
  • Consult and advise suppliers HR team on CCMA cases.
  • Facilitate the implementation of regular meetings between management and organized union committee.

Minimum experience & qualifications required

  • National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree: Human Resources, LLB or related field.
  • At least 5 years related experience in a manufacturing or mining production environment
  • A strong background in Labour Relations is essential in a highly Unionized environment

Knowledge & skills required

  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply labour legislation
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and apply policies, decisions, collective agreements and legislation
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including excellent listening, superior oral and written communication, presentation, conflict resolution skills
  • Mediation/facilitation skills: ability to work with various parties with an understanding of the influences on their behaviour and attitudes
  • Ability to draft, recommend changes to and substantiate departmental policies and procedures based upon analyzing trends in the labour relations environment
  • Ability to use discretion and flexibility with considerable independence and to adapt policies and procedures to individual cases
  • Ability to manage complex group and personal dynamics and relationships while contributing effectively in a team environment