Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit for the Head of People & Development to join our People & Development team.
We’re looking for an HR professional with enthusiasm, energy and proven ability to work with colleagues across the organisation to build a positive culture together. You’ll be leading our People and Development team, with a really interesting and diverse portfolio of activities. We’re a charitable organisation, with a staff team of c.100 salaried and up to 250 part time staff, supporting over 45,000 members, providing services and facilities including everything from an advice centre, to bars and nightclub activity, to Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
We’re an organisation with a strategic commitment to support and empower all our staff, and have some exciting plans for the future. So as well as ensuring consistent and high quality people management and development across the organisation, you will lead the implementation of two transformation projects on Pay and Reward, and Values and Behaviours.
To lead the provision of the HR function ensuring consistent, high-quality people management and development across the organisation. The role will take overall responsibility for the day to day People and Development operations for a varied staff cohort and lead on the delivery of key strategic change projects to promote a positive culture and build staff engagement.
The post holder will drive effective people management and development practices, across the organisation, providing managers with the framework, tools and support to enable their people to be at their best.
Our organisation has a wide range of functions from membership services to bars and cafes, and additionally operates Festival Venues during the Edinburgh Fringe. The role is diverse and has oversight of a very diverse workforce of c. 100 salaried staff and c. 250 hourly paid staff, for whom we want to deliver the best working experience. The role also has responsibility for line managing 2 Executive Assistants who together provide a combination of individual PA and project support, and governance administration.
We are currently in the implementation phase of 2 major staff-facing strategic change projects – a Pay and Reward Review, and Values and Behaviours project (which will drive further development of performance management, reward and recognition, induction and development practices, and capacity-building across our management team for example), and the postholder will be responsible for managing the delivery of these key project outcomes.
Growing a vibrant worldwide community of Scottish Dance and Music.
The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) exists to promote Scottish dancing globally as a fun, friendly, inclusive and healthy activity which can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere. RSCDS deliver their mission to today’s generation by running activities and annual events throughout the UK and further afield, all with a focus on Scottish Country Dance.
With an extensive network of RSCDS branches and affiliated groups already working at local level to organise and deliver Scottish Country Dance courses, ceilidhs and workshops in their communities, this fantastic charity is able to reach huge numbers of dancers around the world. RSCDS work on everything from implementing the overall strategy of the charity to the successful delivery of the intensive four-week Summer School in St Andrews. They work in partnership with a board of trustees and three committees who come from a variety of backgrounds, all working voluntarily.
The opportunity has now arisen for a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join the passionate team at RSCDS. Reporting directly to the Chair and the Management Board, the COO will work to ensure smooth and efficient running of the RSCDS operations. You will work to support the Management Board and Committees in the delivery of the RSCDS strategy. The COO will play a critical role in ensuring there is a positive organisational culture where all staff feel valued by volunteers and colleagues. Essentially, the COO will be in post to manage the staff function and to ensure the successful delivery of major events. You will have the confidence to take authority when making decisions on behalf of RSCDS and be the face and voice of the team. The COO will work to increase membership and engage the current members. This is a varied role, and no two days will be the same. There is a great opportunity here to design a fast and responding organisation.
We are looking for a strong leader who is able to engage with members and influence decision making. To be successful in this role, you may be someone with a background in office management, marketing, HR, operations or volunteer management. Although this would be beneficial, you do not need to have experience within the charity sector to be successful in this role. If you feel that you are able to manage people and volunteers whilst being able to influence through the art of negotiation,
This could be the perfect role for you. This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to take RSCDS to a great place. If you have a passion for dance, this is advantageous.
Why apply for this role?
As HR/OD Assistant, you will have the opportunity to support the delivery of our people strategy and be at the heart of delivering our organisational vision.
This is an exciting time to join the CHS HR/OD team as the organisation continues to evolve in line with the delivery of ‘The Promise’ and wider transformation. Your insight will be crucial in delivering high quality HR/OD services and facilitating ongoing engagement through this change. You will be working within a small HR/OD team continuing to build our People Culture and ensure that CHS is a great place to work now and in the future.
Please find instructions on how to apply at the bottom of the page.
Our HR/OD team
Our HR/OD team comprises currently of HR/OD Lead and HR/OD Coordinator. The role of the team is to support our National Team consisting of just under 50 colleagues. We want to support our people in working toward our vision and mission, and the team is passionate about delivering quality as well as creative HR/OD service. You will support this small, dynamic and innovative team while collaborating with other departments and teams across the wider organisation.
Life at CHS
Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings in their local areas, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people. Our organisation also supports a network of 22 Area Support Teams made up of 400 volunteers who support Panel Members in their local communities.
As an organisation that works within the children’s hearings system, we are passionate about making a positive contribution to improving outcomes for Scotland’s infants, children and young people.
You can read more about our core values HERE as well as view an introductory video to our organisation. We also offer a generous benefits package from hybrid working, flexi hours and a fantastic pension scheme - you check out our full benefits summary HERE.
Diversity and Inclusion
CHS is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and are committed to providing any reasonable adjustments required during application and assessment process, and upon joining us.
Would you like to help improve the lives of women, children and young people primarily from the Asian, Black and Minority Ethnic communities who have experienced domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse?
Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid are seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified, and skilled women to join our Board of Directors.
Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid provides refuge accommodation, outreach, and follow-on support primarily to women, children, and young people from the Asian, Black and Minority ethnic community who experience domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse.
The role of the Director is unpaid but not without reward. This is a unique opportunity for women from diverse backgrounds who have expertise, time, and commitment to join the Board of Directors to strengthen, provide strategic guidance and leadership to support the staff and future development of the organisation.
We are keen to recruit women who have the necessary skills and experience in the following areas which include: Human resources or a legal background; Governance; Finance/charity accounting; Health; Education; Housing. Knowledge and understanding of the issues facing women, children and young people from minority ethnic backgrounds who have experienced domestic abuse is essential.
Time Commitment: The Board currently meet monthly via Zoom. The frequency and the method of meeting will continue to be reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the organisation. It is important that prospective trustees recognise that they will also be, at times, responsible for progressing pieces of work in between meetings, either on an individual basis on behalf of the Board or as part of a short life working group or a sub-group of the Board. There is also an expectation that new trustees will fully participate in a comprehensive induction, as well as ongoing training and support.
Are you searching for aposition with purpose? A role to make a real difference? Where your time can be transformational? MCR Pathways is a national, award-winning mentoring programme dedicated to addressing the long-standing inequality in education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances for care experienced young people and those experiencing disadvantage. Our in-school mentoring has profound impacts on mentees in their confidence, wellbeing, achievement and post-school progression. MCR Mentors are volunteers who make and experience a life changing difference.
We are looking for two outstanding Partnership & Mentor Recruitment Managers based in the North (ideally Inverness) and East of Scotland (ideally Edinburgh). The roles will focus on forming pioneering partnerships with key public and private sector organisations to drive mentor recruitment and also help create other opportunities for MCR young people. You will help lead and represent the regional mentor recruitment teams, input to schools’ teams and ensure we have as many mentors local to each school as our young people need.
You’ll establish a deeply personal service that inspires every volunteer and individual to feel a hugely valued part of the MCR family and cause. This is exceptional relationship building and inspirational championing of the MCR cause in practice. You will be a motivated, committed, enthusiastic and resilient person with a strong and practical belief in addressing inequality. You will be the mentor champion for each of the young people, schools, ambassadors, mentors, their employers and the local communities we serve.
- As a passionate MCR ambassador, develop and maintain strong and lasting partnerships with Local Authorities, businesses and schools to drive and sustain mentor recruitment.
- Manage organisational recruitment campaigns & lead on ensuring continuous engagement of prospective mentors (from the individual to their organisation) strategically & practically at each stage, with the highest service quality & response rates.
- Organise, participate in, and actively support, all forms of mentor recruitment, mentor and volunteer engagement, events, communities & marketing.
- Support all aspects of the recruitment channels to ensure individual mentors are fully and emotionally engaged throughout and an efficient pipeline flow through to effective mentor matches that meets the expectations of all participants.
- Work with our Programme Managers to deliver a tailored local approach for organisation and community engagement, and identify opportunities for mentor recruitment and support for other parts of the MCR model.
About The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an independent membership organisation concerned principally with the education, training and assessment of Surgeons, Dental Surgeons and Doctors who are involved in the surgical care of patients. Founded in 1505, the College currently has a membership approaching 30,000 in approximately 100 countries throughout the world.
About the Role
Working within the HR department, you will be joining a team which is in a period of transformation.
This is an exciting time to be joining the college and the HR team who are supporting progressive programmes of reform.
You will be joining a team of six individuals including the Head of HR & Learning, Senior HR Advisor, HR Advisor, Assistant HR Advisor and two HR Admin. The role requires collaboration not only within the HR team but with wider College colleagues.
This is a varied and rewarding role with learning opportunities and an opportunity to bring your own experience and insights to the team. The right candidate will take pride in their work and excel at delivering a professional level of customer service in a fast-paced environment.
There may be the requirement for the role holder to work outside of normal working hours and to travel for work occasionally in the UK as we also have a Birmingham based office whom we provide support for.
This is a superb opportunity for an individual who is confident, methodical, organised and conscientious.
Educated to SCQF Level 7 (HNC level or equivalent) in an HR or business-related subject you will have proven administrative experience.
You will have excellent communication and team working skills. You will be a proficient user of the MS Office suite and have the ability to prioritise your workload with minimum supervision. A high level of professionalism and diplomacy is required for the role as is a willingness to take on new challenges and be receptive to change.
Working with us
At the College we aim to embrace views from across the organisation, sharing common goals and values for the betterment of healthcare through the advancement of surgical and dental professionals. We aim to develop teams that are reflective of the needs of our members and maximise the potential of every employee.
To reflect the varying needs across the organisation, we offer a range of policies and benefits for our workforce including a generous 42 days annual leave, flexible working practices (including hybrid working), enhanced employer pensions contribution and various discounts throughout the College including the Ten Hill Place Hotel, 1505 Café and free entry to Surgeons’ Hall Museums.
Do you have administrative skills? Are you able to able to relate to people easily and do you want to work for our dynamic charity focussed on leading transformational change for children so that they stay safe, happy and well in their own families and communities.
This is an excellent opportunity to work in our Learning and Development section of the People and Culture Team, co-ordinating training courses and assisting staff to join training and using IT to record information. We are a very flexible employer who may consider options to make working hours suit you if we can meet our operational needs.
The main duties and responsibilities include:
To be considered for this opportunity you must have:
It is anticipated that you will be office based in Edinburgh with some hybrid working available. Occasional travel to other Children 1st bases may be required.
This is a permanent, part time role of 17.5 hours per week.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a People and Culture Advisor to join our dynamic Charity to do work of worth and value supporting children and families. You will be part of an experienced team delivering all aspects of HR advice, support and guidance to a diverse staffing group. The work is exciting and challenging and will range from working on recruitment campaigns, advising on a range of people management issues, to producing management information and developing and maintaining aspects of our HR information systems. You will be supported to develop and proactively encouraged to expand your experience and knowledge of working with people to enhance the organisational identity and culture. Ideally you will have experience of working with HR or management information systems and have an understanding of the need to be discreet and professional at all times.
Ideally you should be CIPD qualified or working towards this, with some experience of directly supporting managers in a range of HR disciplines. You will have the ability to develop and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with staff and managers If you would like the opportunity to work in a kind and compassionate, rights based and relationship based organisation, where children are at the centre of everything we do, then we want to hear from you.
The successful candidate it is anticipated will work in the south of Glasgow, However, we are a flexible employer and can discuss locations and ways of working to suit the right candidate. As a national charity we have other locations available.
This is a full time, permanent post of 35 hours per week.
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.
Alzheimer Scotland is committed to Fair Work and to enabling an environment of trust, personal growth, integrity, wellbeing and respect. We encourage creativity and innovation as we strive to continually improve the ways we support people with dementia, their families, and carers. We actively promote ‘employee voice’ and engagement and advocate continuous development across all our teams, providing opportunities to learn in an environment that is safe and supportive.
This key role will provide a comprehensive and robust administration support to a busy HR team based within our Edinburgh office. The role will be generalist in nature supporting all aspects of HR administration with a focus on responding to queries that come through the HR mailbox regarding employees and volunteers. The role is an integral member of the People Team and you will be responsible for proactively supporting areas of wellbeing, volunteers and recruitment. We require someone who is flexible in nature and who can adapt to the priorities of the charity at any set time.
Experience of providing administrative support within a busy HR or similar environment would be desirable, although above all you will have high attention to detail and adopt a highly flexible approach and a willingness to undertake a wide and varied range of tasks. The confidence to operate within a team and engage with people at all levels, with a strong willingness and ability to contribute to the development of HR administrative systems and functions with a focus on continual improvement are all key requirements of this the role. You’ll have excellent IT skills and be confident in using all Microsoft Office packages as well as experience of using database or information systems.
If you are interested and excited by reading about this opportunity and have the necessary skills and experience, we would be delighted to hear from you.
A perfect opportunity for an effective manager to play a key role in the next phase of our story. The post holder will help build on the last decade of development, consolidating The Gaiety as a successful hub for the arts in Ayrshire and an innovator in the Scottish theatre landscape. This role provides the opportunity to play a key part in developing our plans for the future, alongside other senior managers, the CEO and board.
You’ll keep our theatre running smoothly, running at the lowest possible cost while providing access and comfort for everyone. This will include monitoring finance, admin and HR functions. You’ll be great at co-ordinating people, overseeing our front of house staff, building manager and volunteer teams.
You like being organised and you are good at it. It’s not only that you’re organised yourself, you also have a management style that ensures you can lead and support (and sometimes cajole) others to get things done too. You know your way around financial administration and you have a keen sense of the importance of looking after money diligently. You are comfortable being a lynchpin that others depend on – and with leading by example in quality and customer service.
Digital communication is probably second nature to you, and you are comfortable using digital and online tools to help deliver your goals.
You will need to understand the social enterprise sector – preferably but not necessarily in theatre. Whatever your background, a passion for live entertainment will be essential; otherwise you just won’t fit into the team. Experience is good, but a track record of success is even better (however long or short). Finally, you will be comfortable in an environment where there are many stakeholders to satisfy and working together as a team is the only way of doing so.
Ayr Gaiety Partnership is the charity and social enterprise that runs The Gaiety Theatre and an increasing range of producing, touring and creative engagement activity. While the theatre itself is almost 120 years old, the organisation has been going for 13 years – taking on the theatre ten years ago. The organisation sprang originally from the Ayr based Borderline Theatre Company and individuals in the local community. So touring theatre is in our DNA. And we have always aspired to be much more than just a theatre building, with community-based activity very much part of what we do.
This is an exciting and challenging time to join the organisation – you will have considerable influence over future direction along with members of our senior team. Over the last year we have successfully relaunched the live programme on our main stage. At the same time we have built up the second arm of our organisation – delivering creative engagement around our communities. And we are continuing our steady progress to produce an increasing proportion of our own shows, as well as receiving top class tours. Recent highlights for the organisation include;
• Our own top quality pantomime: Like 2019’s Jack and the Beanstalk (but unlike pantos from 2012-18) and 2021’s Jamie and the Unicorn, our 2022 panto, Sleeping Beauty, was our own production created specially for Ayr, with a Scottish creative team and cast. The increased artistic quality was recognised nationally with a 5 star review in The Stage.
• Relaunching our rural touring network – with shows touring Troon, Girvan, Maybole, Kirkmichael, Ballantrae, Fairlie, Cumnock and more in Autumn/Winter 2022-23.
• Creative engagement activity for around 1000 people of all ages over the last year, in settings varying from low income communities, to Primary Schools and Youth Centres. We have created a track record of success in real “co-creation,” gathering national attention.
We are a small professional team, working with a significant cadre of volunteers. And as a still young organisation, we continue to develop our ambition and