HR Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,327 – £21,742
  • Edinburgh (hybrid of home and office working)
  • Closing 31st January 2023

  • Advertised from 12th January 2023
  • 35 hours per week
  • + 8% employer pension contribution


Are you looking for a new challenge on a rewarding career path? We have an exciting opportunity for an HR Assistant to join our team as we tackle the climate emergency.

Changeworks is looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual to help us support an ever-growing organisation. You may already be working in HR or looking for a chance to join a busy HR team at assistant level. You will support the provision of an excellent HR service to Changeworks, maintaining a high standard of administration and assisting with a wide range of HR activities and projects, such as:

  • Recruitment and onboarding
  • HR archiving
  • Wider organisational support

Previous HR experience will be an advantage, but we will also consider applications from talented general administrators who can explain transferable skills. You will be a confident communicator, with a commitment to equality and diversity and a keen interest in helping people. If you are motivated and a great team player with strong organisational skills, this is the role for you.

We will start to grow your knowledge of our HR policies and processes straight away. You will have on the job training and shadowing of other team members. Due to the nature of the role, training will be ongoing to ensure you are kept up to date with policy and process developments. This will be a hybrid role, based in our Edinburgh office. The successful candidate will be expected to attend the office around 2 days per week in line with the HR team plan, although this may change from week to week. This role will provide development opportunities and a clear route for progression within the team.

About Changeworks

Changeworks has been leading the way in delivering low-carbon living and tackling fuel poverty for over 35 years. In response to the climate emergency, we’re going to do more, significantly increasing our reach through working with communities.

We firmly believe that our people are our biggest strength, and our goal is to provide a rewarding and fulfilling career in line with our values of collaboration, integrity, passion, innovation and empowerment. We are proud of the expertise and enthusiasm of our people and have over 200 employees and volunteers across Scotland, from the Borders to Shetland.


Joining Changeworks means you become part of an exciting and innovative organisation that really cares about its employees. Our staff overwhelmingly say that they would recommend us as an employer – and it’s no surprise that we were nominated for the Employer of the Year by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce in 2022.

As one of the few Investors in People Platinum status holders in Scotland, we offer an excellent range of staff benefits including flexible working, hybrid working, a bike to work scheme, an excellent pension scheme and 26 days paid holiday plus nine public holidays per year. You’ll get a day off for your birthday too!

Working for Changeworks will not just give you the opportunity to make an impact on the environment around you in your role, but you’ll also be part of an ambitious and growing organisation who are committed to our vision of a world where everyone can live, work and enjoy life with a low carbon impact. We want to decarbonise homes in Scotland on a massive scale, and that needs talented individuals like you to help us deliver on our objectives. As part of this role, you will receive full training plus coaching and mentoring.

At Changeworks, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.

Application notes

To apply: please visit our website to complete an online application Working at Changeworks | Changeworks

Closing date for applications: 11am, Tuesday 31 January 2023

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 6 February 2023

Start date: ASAP

For further information about this post please contact Gillian Gardner, HR Manager

Changeworks ~ delivering positive low carbon living