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Human resources and industrial relations officers

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£16,120 pile of coins

Age 35

£32,240 pile of coins

Age 50

£37,960 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £23,400

What does this career do?

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.

Typical tasks

  • 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.

Current entry requirements

There 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.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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