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Top job! Head of HR

  • Full time
  • £37,833
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th September 2021

  • Advertised from 1st September 2021
  • 35 hours per week (part time will be considered)
  • Plus contributory pension
  • HR1VSS21


Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure, and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.

This is an exciting time to join Victim Support Scotland, and you will have a real opportunity to influence the people agenda. You will be responsible for workforce planning including recruitment, onboarding, and training activities.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day people policies and processes are in place, compliant with legal requirements and fully implemented and understood across the organisation.

You will be responsible for the HR and Learning and Development support throughout the employee lifecycle for the staff and volunteers across the organisation. Being comfortable to get hands on with staff to understand the challenges they face and being able to support them is critical, while also being able to provide sound and practical advice to the leadership team.

You will be required to analyse and report on all areas of HR to the leadership team to identify areas of focus. This role has two direct reports: HR Officer and Learning and Development Officer.

You should be MCIPD qualified or have equivalent relevant experience, demonstrable previous experience of managing a successful HR team, have been part of a leadership team and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the charity sector.

Application notes

Further details of the role are available in the job description which you can view on our current vacancies page.

Please apply by submitting an application form, also available on our website.

Completed applications should be returned by Tuesday 14th September 2021.

Panel interviews will take place via virtual interview on Monday 20th September 2021.