This post benefits from a range of excellent terms and conditions, holidays entitlement, pension and a hybrid working arrangement that offers flexible working and a blend of office and home-based working.
We are recruiting a People Administrator for a new public body, Redress Scotland. We are looking for skilled, experienced people who are committed to living our values of Dignity, Respect and Compassion. We will offer you training, flexible working and support and you will be part of a new and inclusive team.
For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.
While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. A national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.
To deliver this, the Scottish Government has supported the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government.
Redress Scotland is primarily a decision-making body. It will not process applications, provide support to applicants or arrange payments. In order to make best use of public resources, all administrative aspects of the national scheme will instead be carried out by Scottish Government without impinging on the independence of Redress Scotland’s decision-making.
This is an excellent role for someone with good level of experience as an administrator and wishes to consider a career in an HR team. As the first point of contact for all our people enquiries this role will be pivotal in supporting our People function with a range of generalist duties to ensure great employee engagement and on-boarding experience with our employees, panel and board member in line with our values of dignity, respect and compassion. This role will operate in a new environment where we are still establishing systems and processes so it is a great opportunity for someone to create and establish systems to support our work.
Experience and qualifications:
Reports to: Learning, Development and Wellbeing Lead
Please note that the successful candidate will be required to complete Scottish Government security checks including Disclosure checks and provide satisfactory references.
For more information about the recruitment process or to request information in a different format, please contact HRqueries@redress.scot
In order to apply, please complete the online application form
Closing date: Wednesday 22 March at 2pm
Interviews: 30 March 2023
We offer a range of flexible working patterns where possible to assist with a work/life balance and welcome applications from people wishing to work on a part-time or job share basis. We are happy to discuss flexible working from day one.
We want to create an organisation that is accessible and open to people from all walks of life and backgrounds and an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as real value for our organisation. We are committed to providing a great working environment where people enjoy coming to work and feel valued for their contribution and excel in their chosen careers.
The work of Redress Scotland has been developed through the voice of lived experience since its inception. Applications are being encouraged and welcomed from talented individuals who have lived experience of the care system. If you meet the essential criteria we will guarantee you an interview.