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HR Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th March 2023

  • Advertised from 10th March 2023
  • Contract: Full-time, permanent


Purpose of role

Key member of the Human Resources Team, reporting to the Head of HR, being responsible for first line HR support and advice to managers on all people policies and processes on a day-to-day basis across Capella, supporting Teens+ and Sleep Scotland.

Responsible for leading HR processes across the employee lifecycle, including but not limited to; recruitment and induction, HR administration, absence management, employee relations, providing information to payroll as well as undertaking project work.

We have created this new role to support the HR function of the charity. In this role, you will provide professional HR advice and support to ensure the delivery of a pro-active, solutions focused HR service aligned to the organisational objectives and values. You’ll act as HR lead on case work, working closely with managers in the adoption of appropriate and pro-active HR solutions

Who are we looking for?

With an ambitious new strategy and brand, this is an exciting time to join the charity. We have aspiration to grow our existing services and develop new services that contribute to our purpose. Are you passionate about people and do you want to support of our mission of being the employer of choice?

We’re keen to hear from candidates who have a proven track record in HR at a professional level within a complex operating environment. The successful candidate will have experience of providing high quality advice and guidance on a range of HR matters, including the application of HR policy, as well as a track record of handling an HR case work portfolio. You’ll have a well-developed knowledge of HR best practice and employment legislation, and the ability to adopt a consultancy style, HR business partnering approach, with proven influencing, judgement, analytical and problem solving ability.

About Capella

At Capella, we believe in lasting change through lifelong learning, because everybody deserves to thrive.

Capella is a registered charity that runs a number of charitable services, including Teens+, a transitional education project for young adults with complex and severe communication needs and Sleep Scotland, the UK’s oldest sleep charity and leading provider of sleep support, training, and resources in the UK.

Capella is a great place to work with fantastic people, strong values and a clear sense of the difference we make. 94% of our team are proud to work for our organisation and 98% think we take positive action on health and wellbeing. We invest in our staff and offer extensive training and mentoring opportunities. As a growing organisation, we want to attract ambitious staff with a desire to achieve great things. If this sounds like a journey you’d like to join us on, we would love to hear from you.

Capella was awarded Employer of the Year at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Awards 2023.

Our values

Our people and our values are most important to us, so any member of our team must understand and live these values:

Tailored –We always put people at the centre of our work.

Humour –Great things can be achieved when we are happy and have fun.

Resilient –Flexibility, confidence and creativity turn challenges into opportunities.

Integrity –Passion and professionalism are vital for all involved in our organisation.

Value –Everybody deserves respect and we are enriched through our differences.

Empathy –Compassion and care are in everything we do.

More info

For more information about this role, please see the job description and person specification below:

For an informal chat, please contact Zuzana Beak, HR Manager, on

Application notes

Closing date: Midday, Friday, 24th March

You can submit completed forms to us by e-mail.

Note: we do not accept CVs and we do not use recruitment agencies.