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The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main purpose of job:
The British Embassy is seeking a Human Resources Officer to join the US Network HR team in Washington, D.C. This position is responsible for the employee relations and organizational development in 12 posts across the United States. The ideal candidate will be an energetic team player with an excellent familiarity of US employee relations as well as experience with organisational salary structures.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Independently resolve and manage complex employee relations issues (including EEOC mediation, terminations, discrimination, etc) across the US Network while proactively engaging with our attorneys and stakeholders.
• Discreetly handle sensitive employee issues that could include performance and/or conduct issues, bullying, harassment and the full process for terminations including: obtaining final approvals, employee notifications, benefits overview and the administration of simulated unemployment.
• Develop and implement corrective action plans and conduct investigations where needed to ensure local law compliance (could include some travel).
• Co-manage the US Network policy for compliance to Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other confidential leave policies with the Benefits Specialist.
• Review job descriptions for new and current positions to determine where the position falls on our grading scale, ensuring consistency with US Network compensation policies.
• Prepare background research for any current positions which will be evaluated for promotion or salary change and present recommendations to Job Review Panel at quarterly meetings.
• Maintain knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and assist in maintenance of all Network policies and conditions of employment.
• All other duties as assigned.

• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 to 5 years relatable experience, with a minimum of 5 years experience in employee relations.
• Certification in Human Resources or Conducting Internal Investigations preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information and to act appropriately in delicate employee situations.
• Proven ability to exercise good judgement with little or no supervision.
• Experience working in a fast paced environment while delivering excellent customer service.

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy Network may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

*A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas.

• Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point.

Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service
21 May 2017
B3 (L)
Full-time, Permanent
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
British Embassy
24 July 2017

The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.

Resume and a cover letter with salary history should be submitted by 21 May 2017. Internal candidates must inform the Head of Group before applying.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or other category protected by law.

This opportunity is closed to applications.