Charity registered in Scotland SC005792
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a membership-based registered charity with the aim of advancing the conservation of Scotland’s biodiversity for the benefit of present and future generations.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Human Resources & Support Services, based in Edinburgh. This pivotal role combines high quality strategic and operational leadership, working collaboratively with senior staff, line managers and colleagues across the organisation.
This is a highly rewarding position for a hard-working, resilient and high-achieving individual able to demonstrate experience and success at this level. Here, you will bring a professional and empathetic style of leadership that can influence and support our vision and core values of working towards high impact, continuous improvement, and the wellbeing of our already engaged and committed people.
You will lead the development and delivery of our range of people strategies and legislative solutions, whilst ensuring efficient and effective support services are in place. As line manager to the already established HR & Support Services team, you will manage and participate in the delivery and compliance of our HR and employment policies, payroll and benefits processes, and learning and development functions, along with all office and administration support services.
Key successes in the role will be:
The successful candidate will have a professional CIPD qualification with significant HR experience, preferably in the non-for-profit sector. You will have experience in providing strategic and operational HR advice and support a range of stakeholders. You will have an excellent working knowledge of current employment legislation, and additionally, you will have previous experience of managing and developing a small team to ensure effective and collaborative working. Proven experience in leading successful cross-organisation improvements would be advantageous, as would a track record of developing and delivering progressive people strategies. You should demonstrate a commitment to achieving our vision for wildlife and people.