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Top job! Head of HR (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £49,691 – £54,593
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd May 2020

  • Advertised from 14th May 2020
  • Maternity Cover for 13 months. 37.5 hours per week
  • N819


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

Hunter Adams are delighted to be partnering with SAMH to find a Head of Human Resources to join them in their Glasgow office on a fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave for up to 13 months. The role will form part of the senior management team and you lead in three core areas of Strategy, Project work and BAU. You will be managing a team of seven HR professionals who will support you and the organisation in projects and BAU.

BAU work includes:

  • Leadership support across all matters of Core HR and Employee Relations
  • Reporting around HR to the Senior Team and Trustees of SAMH
  • Regulatory compliance in line with the Care Inspectorate and SSSC guidelines as well as general legal compliance
  • Leadership and development of the HR team
  • Chair of health and safety governance

Project work includes:

  • Evaluation, enhancement and supporting HR Business Partners with delivery of Organisational Development Plan
  • Project manage implementation of a new HR and Payroll system in Autumn 2020
  • Wellbeing of staff (in general and also in light of the developing circumstances around Covid-19)
  • Enhancing learning and development, following implementation of new learning management system in early 2020

Strategy/Leadership Work includes:

  • Updating and enhancing policy, procedures and response to Covid-19, as part of business continuity team
  • Helping SAMH through a period of transition including a new strategy, new HR system, enhancement of the L&D function and the Digital Strategy
  • Advising the senior team and Trustees around changes in regulation that will affect SAMH and their workforce.
  • Working closely with senior colleagues on operational management, business development and performance monitoring

What We Are Looking For

You will be an experienced HR Manager or Director who has strong people management skills and demonstrable knowledge across all areas of HR. Specific skills useful for this role are

  • Good exposure to a wide range Employee Relations issues and their resolution
  • Experience of project managing, implementing, troubleshooting and training on new HR systems
  • A strong demonstrable interest in Employee Wellbeing, particularly in relation to mental health inside the workplace
  • Experience of working with Senior Members of staff
  • Exposure to a highly regulated environment and ability to translate those regulations into HR policy (desirable)
  • A commercial mindset to ensure that HR policies and procedures enhance all of the activities that SAMH are involved in.

Application notes

For further details and confidential conversation please contact Mike Leeman at 07849 088 306.

Closing date for all applications will be 5.00 pm, Friday 22nd May 2020.

To apply for the role please go to where you can complete the application form and one of the team at Hunter Adams will be in touch about the next steps.

Please note that as a regulated organisation you will also be expected to apply for Disclosure Scotland should you be offered the role.