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Snapshot

DeepMind has a remarkable track record of scientific breakthroughs. Such extraordinary work is a direct result of the brilliant and diverse groups of people we bring together. Our People & Culture team work together to maintain, optimize, and nurture our culture to create the best environment in the world for advancing AI research. A place where everyone’s expertise is recognized and where everyone is continually learning and supported to be the best leaders, managers, and collaborators they can be.

About Us

Artificial Intelligence could be one of humanity’s most useful inventions. At Google DeepMind, we’re a team of scientists, engineers, machine learning experts and more, working together to advance the state of the art in artificial intelligence. We use our technologies for widespread public benefit and scientific discovery, and collaborate with others on critical challenges, ensuring safety and ethics are the highest priority.

The Role

This role is embedded in our Employee Relations team, which sits within the wider People and Culture (P&C) team. As a Senior ER Partner, you will work on complex ER cases, lead key projects to drive future improvements and partner with our most senior P&C and Business leaders. This is an exciting and varied senior specialist role which aims to make a real difference in handling issues at an individual and team level.

Key responsibilities:

  • Handling complex investigations, performance, grievances, disciplinaries, accommodations, appeals and restructuring which includes advising on best practice and supporting colleagues through these processes.
  • Partnering on large-scale change programmes and collective issues, and being a point of contact for topics such as organisational restructures.
  • Improving ER capability amongst managers and P&C partners through training, coaching, partnership and development of tools and processes.
  • Diagnosing and supporting interventions required for the continuous improvement of ER processes and policies.
  • Crafting and delivering people practices which develop and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Advising on and partnering with Works Councils in Switzerland, Germany, France and Netherlands.
  • Utilising ER data to inform decision making and to identify opportunities to drive continuous improvement.
  • Helping ensure our employee handbook, policies and code of conduct are up to date, legally compliant and reflect our culture and ways of working.
  • Identifying and implementing appropriate reporting mechanisms for employee relations cases, both informal and formal.
  • Supporting our managers and People Partners to address ER issues in the UK and in other EMEA locations including Switzerland, Germany, France and Netherlands.

About You

In order to set you up for success as a Senior Employee Relations Partner at Google DeepMind,  we look for the following skills and experience:

  • You have substantive UK experience across a breadth of ER topics and understand the importance of the employee experience in these processes and preferably have ER experience in Switzerland, France, Germany and Netherlands.
  • You are knowledgeable in UK Employment Law and proactively work to keep this knowledge up to date.
  • You are a skilled influencer with exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • You look beyond the core investigation to uncover opportunities to improve our working environment for employees
  • You are driven by fairness, high quality delivery and standards, and care deeply about people.
  • You are experienced handling difficult conversations, navigating complexities and disagreements and maintaining neutrality in conflictual situations.
  • You have been a core decision maker, leading large, complex and scalable people efforts, where you had to navigate and balance tensions expertly.
  • You are highly effective during times of ambiguity, forming key solutions and applying critical thinking in changing environments.
  • Experience acting with confidence in fast paced environments, instilling trust in everyone you interact with.
  • When handling people issues, you efficiently navigate legal, cultural and business risks and tensions.
  • You hold a solid understanding of organizational culture. Different work environments pose different challenges for people, so too does the ever-changing nature of our organization as we grow, scale, and evolve.
  • You enjoy learning about and working within non-UK legal jurisdictions.

Competitive salary applies.

 

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