Human resources and industrial relations officers
Average Annual Pay
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017
Average Weekly Hours
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015
Labour Force Survey 2018
Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)
Human resources and industrial relations officers conduct research and advise on recruitment, training, staff appraisal and industrial relations policies and assist specialist managers with negotiations on behalf of a commercial enterprise, trade union or other organisation.
QualificationsThere are no formal academic requirements although most entrants possess a degree or equivalent qualification and/or relevant experience. Many employers expect staff to gain membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development through study for professional qualifications. NVQs/SVQs in this area are available at Levels 3 and 4.
- undertakes research into pay differentials, productivity and efficiency bonuses and other payments;
- develops and recommends personnel and industrial relations policies, assists with their implementation and drafts staff handbooks;
- assists with negotiations between management and employees or trades unions concerning pay and conditions of employment;
- interviews candidates for jobs;
- advises on training and recruitment, negotiating procedures, salary agreements and other personnel and industrial relations issues;
- deals with grievance and disciplinary procedures, and with staff welfare and counselling provision.
Common job titles
Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.