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Director, Industrial Relations, Health and Well-Being (SEG 2)

Date Posted
15th September 2017
Reference
VAC-26902
Sector
Human Resources & Recruitment
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant post of Director, Industrial Relations, Health and Well-Being (GMG/SEG 2) in the Human Resource Management and Administration Division, Court Management Services.

Job Description

Job Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Director, Human Resource Management and Administration (HRM&A), incumbent is responsible for designing, implementing and identifying, employee relations strategies which are aligned to the Judiciary’s business needs, in order to ensure that the objectives are met. Also, incumbent is tasked with creating a fair, respectful, diverse and high quality performance culture that enables employees to stay healthy, safe and contribute their very best to the organization.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Designs, sets-up and implements systems and procedures as required to meet and deal with employees related issues;
  • Takes lead responsibility for promoting and engaging staff to be involved in activities for which they will benefit;
  • Engages and works with the Senior Director, Human Resource Management and Administration to provide support in a range of situations such as recruitment, planning, customer care, managing people’s absence, performance and quality, to help the organization grow and develop;
  • Identifies potential impact of work place stresses and device ways to mitigate same;
  • Promotes understanding of the benefits of good health;
  • Reviews current policies, practices and cultural attitudes to promote mental well-being;
  • Identifies gaps and plan activities to address these;
  • Introduces and responds to benefits of robust flexible  working arrangements;
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with other organizations that can add value to the work;
  • Assists in the conducting of workshops and seminars to inform and teach employees about good practices at the work place;
  • Drives and oversees employee relations initiatives within the Judiciary;
  • Leads on employee relations changes to structural adjustments;
  • Contributes to the development of Human Resource functions by identifying employee relations strategy that is aligned with the needs of the organization;
  • Advises and supports all parts of the business on employee relations matters, to ensure their effective management, example discipline, grievance and performance issues;
  • Manages the work of the Employee Assistance Officer to ensure that it is of quality and conforms to existing standards, rules and regulations;?

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Considerable knowledge of modern occupational health and safety
  • Knowledge in the handling and acceptable disposal methods of dangerous goods
  • Moderate computer experience and familiarity with software programs is necessary
  • Excellent knowledge of the laws, rules and guidelines related to Industrial Relations in Jamaica.
  • Excellent knowledge of rules, regulations and guidelines related to health and safety in Jamaica
  • Ability to work both strategically and at the operational level
  • Ability to assess potential problems and make sound judgments around issues that may have adverse effect on the organization from the employee relations perspective.
  • Strong people management skills gained through managing and working with teams
  • Sensitive to people’s concerns, high level of emotional intelligence;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and wide understanding of people issues
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to demonstrate presence and credibility within the organization
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • First Degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations or similar discipline;
  • Professional courses/training in another employee relations field;
  • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in planning and delivery of employee relations initiatives, two (2) which should be in a supervisory position in an organization of similar size and complexity.

 

Salary range $1,730,109 – $2,056,555 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

 

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

 

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