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Senior HR Business Partner

  • Full time
  • £32,287 – £37,689
  • Head Office, Glasgow Service
  • Closing 10th December 2019

  • Advertised from 3rd December 2019


Turning Point Scotland’s HR team supports all of our social care services across Scotland and is based in Govan, Glasgow. The innovative thinking and positive, inclusive approach of the organisation is mirrored within our HR department, which comprises of ten people. Two smaller teams operate within the department providing HR advice, support and planning to an allocated group of services. We work closely with managers and staff at all levels and operate within a unionised environment. Beyond day to day support and employee relations issues, we undertake a full range of tasks and work including organisational development, workforce development planning, recruitment and strategic projects.

Job Description

  • To provide day to day leadership to a small team of an administrator and HR Business Partner to provide advice and support to allocated services, managers and staff
  • Basic management tasks around scheduling leave, absence reporting, supervision and PDRP (appraisal) and providing feedback to reflect and continuously improve practice, the service provided and for development
  • To undertake oversight of the team’s employment law cases: proof reading documents such as investigation reports, ET3s and dismissal letters, reviewing and advising on complex situations, communicating with employment solicitors when required, balancing risk and the law with a pragmatic approach
  • Holding a direct caseload- providing HR advice and support to the staff, services and service managers directly for allocated services, which includes attending scheduled meetings in the localities
  • To meet strategic goals as agreed with the Head of HR through organisational development and projects with a particular focus on workforce development
  • Work with the team to ensure our approach to employee registration with SSSC and PVG issues is dealt with in a consistent, compliant and legal manner
  • To provide a strategic business partnering service to support increased retention and recruitment across the team’s services through agreed plans and projects
  • Quality assure and oversee some aspects of recruitment (Safer Recruitment) using our on-line recruitment tool
  • Reporting as legally required to: the SSSC conduct unit; re. PVG to Disclosure Scotland
  • Ensuring internal records of grievance, discipline and absence logs are up to date for reporting
  • Providing advice, consultation and communication around complex employee relations situations: TUPE, redundancy, group grievances etc.
  • Providing support to the senior management team and Glasgow Office in relation to HR and staffing issues
  • Working with the union and union representatives in a unionised environment and with TPS Staff Connects (our employee representative group)
  • Working to ICO guidelines and data protection legislation including meeting subject access requests
  • To act as a document controller and oversee the HR policies as delegated by the Head of HR, which includes keeping the review schedule up to date, ensuring core copies and correct copies on intranet, assigning to advisors or updating policies yourself, keeping abreast of employment law and case law changes, sector changes and the needs of the business to prioritise the general policy review schedule, new policies and specific alterations. Writing reports on this for audit committee and for executive team policy update schedule.
  • Co-ordinating HR based management training: some direct delivery but also arranging with HR Business Partners and Head of Human Resources who will deliver which session and ensuring packs are up to date and relevant
  • Travelling as and when required locally with frequency, further but in Scotland with some regularity
  • Participating positively as a member of the HR dept., the Head Office team and Turning Point Scotland
  • Promoting the values and culture of Turning Point Scotland at all times

Application notes

Closing date: 10th December 2019.

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