Why apply for this role?
Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) is undergoing an exciting period of reform designed to deiver a step change in improving the outcomes for infants, children and young people who need us most.
People are at the heart of this period of reform and we are now seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Director of People and Culture to help deliver excellence within Children’s Hearings Scotland and to effect real change across the largest Tribunal in Scotland.
As Director of People and Culture you will be joining CHS at a pivotal point, as we create a new Senior Leadership Team who will shape and define the next phase of CHS’s evolution.
You will play a leading role in building on our current people and organisational development strategies ensuring our culture and values are front and centre of our planning and delivery.
You will lead the People and Culture Directorate in continuing to develop and retain a talented, diverse and adaptable team of colleagues, equipped to secure the successful delivery of our strategic ambition.
For information on how to apply, please see bottom of the advert.
Reporting to the CEO/National Convener, and a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of People and Culture will work in partnership with the wider senior leadership and broader management team at CHS. Areas of responsibility include Resourcing, Reward and Benefits, Policy and Employee Relations, HR Service Delivery, People and Change, Organisational Wellbeing, HR Strategic Programmes, and Organisational Learning and Development.
You will lead, organise and direct the work of the People and Culture team to ensure it is delivering the operational People Plan through a high-quality and efficient service which is agile, flexible and committed to continuous improvement.
You will play a key role in developing and embedding a cultural framework to guide, support and embed desired practices and behaviours across our team at CHS.
The successful candidate will bring energy and presence, with demonstrable leadership experience in the design and implementation of people and organisational development strategies and a clear awareness of the opportunities and challenges inherent in a rapidly changing environment. You will be an authentic leader with the proven ability to deliver transformational change and will have strong advocacy and influencing skills.
You will ideally have experience of or good knowledge of the sector and will be able to demonstrate your ability to lead and motivate high performing teams and to develop and deliver organisational strategy across multiple disciplines.
You will bring experience of establishing and maintaining successful relationships with a wide set of internal and external stakeholders, deploying effective and well-honed strategic decision making skills.
You will have a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities around future ways of working and how digital transformation affects people, culture and organisational effectiveness.
You will be courageous and ambitious, a strategic and visionary thinker who is able to bring people together across the organisation. Above all you will be inspired by the work of CHS in improving the outcomes for infants, children and young people.
You will be able to lead from the front; You will be able to build collaborative relationships quickly; and you will be relentless in your pursuit of making a difference as part of the Senior Leadership Team. You will be a role model to the organisation, demonstrating through actions, decisions and behaviours the values of CHS. Critical to this will be listening to and valuing the voice of children and young people, and the expertise of our volunteers. You will contribute to a respected, sustainable and outcomes focused Children’s Hearings System.
Life at CHS
At Children’s Hearings Scotland, our highly trained Panel Members make decisions for Scotland’s unique Children’s Hearings System that upholds and promotes the rights of infants, children and young people. 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 Area Support Teams throughout Scotland 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 on our website as well as view an introductory video to our organisation. We also offer a generous benefits package from hybrid working to flexi hours and a fantastic pension scheme – check out our full benefits summary.
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 the application and assessment process, and upon joining us.
Are you an approachable, supportive and knowledgeable HR professional with strong communication skills and a desire to make a difference to the lives of children in Scotland? Could you help steer our HR function as we refresh our staff handbook/HR policies and procedures, develop our learning and development plan and further embed the use of competencies across the organisation. If so, read on...
About this role
Following the recent retirement of our long standing and much valued HR and Office manager we are excited to be in a position to now recruit a new dedicated HR manager to our team.
This role will ensure our staff are well supported from a HR perspective, that Children in Scotland complies with all employment related laws and regulations and demonstrates best practice in this important part of our central services function.
You will ensure that our HR related practices, policies and procedures are clear, fair and legally compliant, line managers are supported in their roles and employee wellbeing is at the heart of our organisation’s culture.
As HR manager you will:
You will take a values based approach to your work.
You will support our almost 50 valued employees and bank of associates in the delivery of our important work for and with the children of Scotland and those who work with and support them. Your work will contribute to our organisations continued journey towards long term sustainability and achieving our net zero ambitions.
You will be ready to hit the ground running but we will offer you an excellent induction and support through the first few months, which will then turn into longer-term development opportunities. You will join a brilliant group of supportive staff who are passionate about making a difference to children’s lives and work hard to achieve this.
Children in Scotland values the contribution of all our staff, whatever their background. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open processes, with appointment on merit. We welcome applications from everyone.
About Children in Scotland
Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.
By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland. We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights.
Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.
*Location:Children in Scotland is Edinburgh based but, until further notice, this role will be remote/home-based, with some travel required for in person meetings, and with the option of use of office space in Edinburgh and/or Glasgow.
The Lanarkshire Colleges aim to be Scotland’s leading providers of College education and training, delivering a comprehensive, innovative curriculum that meets the needs of our students and the local economy.
The Region’s ambition is to ensure students are well prepared by providing future-oriented, high-quality learning for careers, life and success, and to support the people, businesses, economy and sustainable development of our communities and Scotland. As society continues to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, the colleges will continue their collaborative approach to working with each other and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).
We are looking for people with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. You will be part of a dynamic and influential board during a period of considerable change and unparalleled opportunity for Lanarkshire and its learners.
The Lanarkshire Regional Board is currently seeking to fill a number of non-executive vacancies before the end of August and scheduled meetings of its committees and the Board in September and October 2023. The Board of Management would particularly welcome applications from individuals with:
Applications are also encouraged from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people and people aged under 50.
Please note that this is not an exclusive list and we are looking for people who have the ability to contribute to a dynamic board, which deals with a variety of complex and interesting issues and promotes the highest standards of governance.
If appointed to The Lanarkshire Regional Board, you will be provided with appropriate induction and training to fulfil your role as a Board member effectively.
Board Members are expected to join a committee and to attend meetings of the Board.
The committees and Board meet quarterly with meetings usually lasting 2-3 hours. Members are required to plan in time to read the papers and prepare for meetings.
Throughout the year, there may be additional meetings of the committees and Board out with the schedule.
Board Members do not receive a salary, but reasonable incidental expenses will be reimbursed.
Appointments to the Board of Management will come into effect from the date of approval of the appointment from the Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training. We anticipate that this will be confirmed by the end of August at the latest.
The appointment will be for a period up to 4 years, with the possibility of re-appointment subject to evidence of effective performance and to satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of re-appointment.
Meetings of the Board will normally be held at one of the Lanarkshire colleges campuses: Motherwell, Coatbridge and Cumbernauld.
Thenue Housing Association has approximately 73 staff and provides high quality housing with a stock base of approximately 3,000 properties in our six main communities as well as 21 supported accommodation projects, mainly located in Glasgow. We also provide a factoring service to over 800 owners within our communities.
We are a seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and innovative individual to manage the People and Culture team. The People and Culture team consists of 5 staff members and is responsible for HR, corporate services and compliance, governance support, customer care, performance monitoring, communication and PR, office management, and health and safety.
Thenue offers flexible/hybrid working, we have been trialling a “Flexible First” way of working and we continue to work with staff as we develop and embed our flexible working methods. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the continuous improvement of our ways of working, the wellbeing of staff and their personal development working closely with the Chief Executive and the Director of Finance, IT and Resources to drive this forward.
Thenue is a customer-focussed, caring organisation. We care about our people, our organisation, our tenants and customers, our communities, and our partners. You will be an ambassador for the organisation’s culture and values, ensuring they are visible, embedded and upheld. We aim to be the best we can be.
You will have a track record of successfully leading a team. You must have excellent communication skills, experience of working with volunteer Board Members, proven HR, IT, organisational and report writing skills, line management experience, and the ability to manage own your own workload and that of the team.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure check.
In return, we offer an excellent package including a competitive salary, a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, 25 days annual leave and 15 public holidays.
Thenue aims to be an equal opportunities employer.
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and especially welcome applications from women of colour and those under-represented in the workforce.
Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) seeks to recruit a part-time Office & Administrative Coordinator to lead on the smooth running of the RCS office, including office and hybrid working systems, health & safety, GDPR, HR and relevant policies.
Rape Crisis Scotland is Scotland’s leading organisation working to transform attitudes, improve responses and ultimately to end rape and sexual violence in Scotland.
You can read more about our work here: rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/about-what
Clackmannanshire Citizens Advice Bureau, based in Alloa, is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice to the residents of Clackmannanshire at the bureau premises and outreaches at various partner locations. We have been delivering a valuable, high level service to the community of Clackmannanshire for over 50 years, dealing with issues including benefits, debt, energy and housing. Last year we dealt with over 33,000 issues. We currently have 27 paid staff and 25 volunteers working to deliver the general advice service and our projects and as Board members.
All bureaux are members of Citizens Advice Scotland (the Scottish Association of CABx), and as such must meet specific conditions of membership related to standards of service and other matters. Each operates as an independent charity. This bureau is a limited company as well as a registered charity, governed by a board of directors/trustees.
We offer additional working benefits, such as 5% employer’s pension contribution, free membership of an employer health plan, annual performance related salary increases, a flexible working scheme, ability to buy and sell annual leave, an e-bike loan scheme and a retail perks scheme.
About the role
This is a new role which offers an exciting development opportunity for the right applicant. You will work as part of a dedicated team providing support to the finance and HR functions of the bureau. Working closely with the Finance and Personnel Officers you will ensure that we maintain high standards in administrative and financial processes. The Administration Officer will ensure that finance processes are accurate and that tasks are completed on time and that HR systems work effectively and staff and line managers are supported. The post holder will also assist with other resource management activities. This is an evolving role therefore responsibilities are expected to change as it develops.
We are looking for a self-motivated, conscientious individual who has attention to detail, excellent organisational skills and ability to act with confidentiality and discretion. They should be able to demonstrate relevant experience but training can be provided for a candidate with the required skills and attributes.
Capital City Partnership (CCP) is an arm’s length company of the City of Edinburgh Council and is tasked with the operational development, management and support of local and regional employability and poverty reduction measures. It takes a flexible approach to changing economic conditions, needs and opportunities but its core functions comprise:
Joined Up for Business (JUfB) is co-ordinated by Capital City Partnership (CCP) and is a collaborative group of public sector organisations which brings together a range of employer services under one framework, making it easier for businesses to find and access the support they need.
It works on a "no wrong door" approach and offers a bespoke, free recruitment and training service, as well as a business growth support service for SMEs and help businesses to identify funding initiatives that can support across these areas. We also support contractors in meeting their employability focused community benefits targets across the city.
JUfB directly links with the city’s employability network, Joined Up for Jobs (JUfJ) to create, maximise and simplify access to high-quality employment and training opportunities for Edinburgh citizens.
JUfB also develops and runs a number of employer led support initiatives, including skill centres around large scale recruitment opportunities, notably with retail focused locations Fort Kinnaird, FUSE at St James Quarter and our upcoming MacMillan Skills Hub which will be based within Muirhouse in North-West Edinburgh.
This new post is to support Capital City Partnership’s JUfB team in its employer focused activities and projects; assisting Edinburgh businesses with recruitment, training, identifying funding incentives and community benefits delivery in line with the Scottish Government’s No One Left Behind (NOLB) framework and Fair Work principles.
The Business Support Assistant will work across all JUfB projects, acting as a central single point of contact for the wider team to help support and co-ordinate daily activities and projects across the department. This role will have key responsibility for accurately maintaining our CRM system and associated administration to track progress and evidence outcomes.
Job purpose: This new role provides strategic and operational HR support to all areas of Friends of the Earth Scotland.
General remit: 2023 is an exciting year of change for FoES: we are developing a new three-year strategy and significantly reviewing all our HR processes and procedures. This role provides operational and strategic support to both the Head of Operations and the Director, and will significantly contribute towards the development of a new, aligned, HR strategy. Operationally, the role will provide advice and guidance to managers on best practice, organisational HR policies, terms and conditions of employment and employment law, attending the FoES Management Team meeting for HR related discussions and decisions.
Reporting to:Head of Operations, Friends of the Earth Scotland.
Award-winning performance company, Curious Seed, was formed in 2005 by Scottish choreographer, Christine Devaney. Based in Edinburgh, we produce compelling dance theatre work that questions the world we live in; work which touches and moves people, unlocking new ways of experiencing and feeling something different about the world. Our work has been presented across the globe from Milan to Macao, New Zealand to Norway, appearing at prestigious international festivals and venues from Sadler’s Wells to Sydney Opera House. Since 2015, Curious Seed has been a Creative Scotland Regularly Funded Organisation.
We are now seeking 3 Trustees to strengthen our existing board and to replace Trustees who are due to retire (including the role of Treasurer).
We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in people who bring knowledge of one or more of the following areas:
• Finance / Charity Accounting
• Organisational Development
• Legal / HR
• Working with Children & Young People
• Equalities / Access
• Environmental Sustainability
• Community Activism
Trustees attend four Board meetings each year (early evening) as well as an annual day long strategic development meeting. There are additional opportunities to support via working groups and ad-hoc projects.