Buckinghamshire Traded Services

Service Description

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Support Packages will run from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 (12 months)

Employee Relations Core Package

The HR Consultancy and Advisory (formally Employee Relations Advisory (ERA)) Service is committed to offering you a high quality, professional, consultancy service which enables you to effectively manage, support and develop your workforce.

The Consultancy and Advisory Core Package offers an unlimited service to the following:

  • First line support from our team of experts on the HR Service Desk by phone and email.
  • 24/7 access to all employment policies, guides and manager toolkits related to teachers and to employees on Bucks Pay via the SchoolsWeb, which the school may choose to adopt.
  • Expert HR support in person at hearings where dismissal could be an outcome.
  • Tailored telephone advice and guidance on all employee relations matters. The provision of a dedicated caseworker to support customers on a one to one basis on all on-going employee relations cases.
  • Support, advice and guidance on all of the following employee relation issues:
    • Discipline
    • Capability
    • Grievance
    • Managing health & attendance
    • Reasonable adjustments
    • Advice on academisation where appropriate
    • Managing Change
    • TUPE
    • Terms and conditions of employment
    • Employment tribunals or ACAS contact
    • Probationary concerns
    • Advice on re-organisations
  • Free attendance for one delegate per school to attend a one day or two half day training workshop on ER Policies for Head Teachers and members of the senior leadership team delivered by the HR Consultancy and Advisory Team.
  • Notification of changes to teachers’ terms and conditions, Bucks Pay terms and conditions and on employment policy changes.
  • Communication and guidance on national developments e.g. industrial action, consultation on teachers’ terms and conditions.
  • Quality checking of formal documentation related to Employee Relations issues.
  • Family friendly policies guidance (Maternity, Paternity, Flexible working etc.)
  • Job evaluations (5 included in your core package per year).

Package Type:

Customer Type:
for Schools, Academies and MATs

£43.25 per employee per year for support upto 5 hours, then charged at £87.55 per hour. 
On-boarding or exiting arrangements which involves transferring cases to/from another provider will be charged at £87.55 per hour. 
TUPE/Academisation work will be charged at £87.55 per hour.

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