Charity registered in Scotland SC032589
DPHS (Fife) is a charitable, independent, user-led provider of housing information and advice. Covering the whole of Fife. The service has a proven 10 year record providing a person centred service for disabled people, their families and carers. In the past year our small dedicated staff group provided 160+ Housing Option Reports for individuals detailing full tenure options for exploration, alongside providing answers to a wide range of housing related queries to enable independent living.
Established over 21 years ago, Disabled Peoples Housing Service Fife has been for many years, helping people with disabilities to apply for housing from the various providers in Fife. In 2017 we became the main organisation in Fife charged with supporting people interested in employing their own Personal Assistants to help with their social care needs. Currently the SDS (Self Directed Support) team has 189 “active” cases – with varying assistance needs from the team. This new role brings our specific HR support to PA employers “in-house” and we anticipate will enable us to deliver a more rounded service to people for whom this maybe the first time they’ve employed someone. Filling the role marks an exciting point in the organisation’s development and offers the person with the right skills a very satisfying and rewarding job.
What you’ll do
As HR Advisor you’ll play a key role in the SDS team, providing tailored advice and support to clients who have chosen to employ their own Personal Assistant under ‘Option 1’ – Direct Payment of SDS. This will be a varied and self-directed role, with a focus on proactive development of employment best practice. You’ll establish positive and ongoing relationships with clients, supporting them on their journey as a new employer by advising on a range of topics including agreeing terms and conditions, working patterns, understanding pay roll and HMRC requirements. With established employers, your role will be as HR Generalist, advising and guiding clients through queries relating to the full employee cycle.
What we need
We’re looking for an experienced HR Advisor with an excellent working knowledge of employment legislation and best practice. Ideally CIPD qualified with a demonstrable track record of continuous professional development, you’ll be skilled in developing effective relationships and demonstrate a client-centred approach.
We’re looking for someone who has:
· Confident communication skills, with highly developed active listening and questioning skills
· An empathic and inclusive approach, possibly with direct experience of working/living with people with disabilities
· Experience of developing and delivering HR related training and practical workshops
· A clean, full driving license and access to own vehicle