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Top job! Head of Human Resources & Support Services

  • Full time
  • Circa £36,000
  • Leith, Edinburgh/ Home based due to COVID-19
  • Closing 21st May 2021


  • Advertised from 28th April 2021
  • Permanent

Role

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Human Resources & Support Services, based in Edinburgh. This pivotal role combines high quality strategic and operational leadership, working collaboratively with senior staff, line managers and colleagues across the organisation.

This is a highly rewarding position for a hard-working, resilient and high-achieving individual able to demonstrate experience and success at this level. Here, you will bring a professional and empathetic style of leadership that can influence and support our vision and core values of working towards high impact, continuous improvement, and the wellbeing of our already engaged and committed people.

You will lead the development and delivery of our range of people strategies and legislative solutions, whilst ensuring efficient and effective support services are in place. As line manager to the already established HR & Support Services team, you will manage and participate in the delivery and compliance of our HR and employment policies, payroll and benefits processes, and learning and development functions, along with all office and administration support services.

Key successes in the role will be:

  • Building strong working relationships at all levels to influence and engage staff
  • Maintaining and building on the already strong and positive culture within the Trust
  • Providing strategic direction on all aspects of HR and organisational development
  • Ensuring compliance with employment law and providing guidance as necessary
  • Ensuring a range of policies, procedures and guidance which support the delivery of the Trust’s vision
  • Effective delivery, with the support of your team, of organisational support including administration and premises management

The successful candidate will have a professional CIPD qualification with significant HR experience, preferably in the non-for-profit sector. You will have experience in providing strategic and operational HR advice and support a range of stakeholders. You will have an excellent working knowledge of current employment legislation, and additionally, you will have previous experience of managing and developing a small team to ensure effective and collaborative working. Proven experience in leading successful cross-organisation improvements would be advantageous, as would a track record of developing and delivering progressive people strategies. You should demonstrate a commitment to achieving our vision for wildlife and people.

Application notes

For a full job description, please visit our website.

If you’d like further information on this position, please contact Catherine Douglas at cdouglas@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk, or to apply, complete and return the application form to recruitment@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk.

Interview date: Monday 7th June 2021 (likely to be on-line)

Closing Date for Applications: 12 noon, Friday 21 May 2021

The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a proud equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of their background. We are committed to helping to make the world of nature conservation as inclusive as possible, as we believe there should be no barriers to being involved, and that champions and role models from every part of society will be vital in helping to reverse the loss of biodiversity.

We are happy to talk flexible working.