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HR Advisor

  • Full time
  • £29,355 – £31,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th December 2019

  • Advertised from 6th December 2019
  • Salary commensurate with experience. Permanent. 35 hours per week.


The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – they act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced HR professional to join Citizens Advice Scotland as HR Advisor as an integral part of the Human Resources team. This role is full time and offered on a permanent basis.

The HR Advisor role provides pragmatic, commercial and employee-focused advice and support, utilising excellent communication, coaching and influencing skills to drive employee engagement. You will provide a generalist HR service and work closely with all managers and employees across the organisation, offering advice and support where required.

The successful candidate will have substantial and demonstrable generalist HR knowledge and experience covering all major HR functions including recruitment and selection, performance management, learning and development, employee engagement, reward, and employment legislation. Ideally this experience would come from a public or third sector environment.

You will have excellent working knowledge of UK employment law and experience of managing employee relations issues. In addition, you will have a strong problem solving ability and be comfortable working in an environment which demands the ability to identify problems and drive innovative HR solutions to improve processes. All this will be backed up with excellent communication skills, including the ability to coach and influence key stakeholders.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to regularly travel to Glasgow.

For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded using the links below or on our vacancies page.

Employee benefits

Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on Employee benefits in the Job Pack.

Application notes

Closing date: Sunday, 15 December 2019, 12am

Interviews: Thursday, 19 December 2019

To apply for this role, please send completed copies of the Personal Details Form, along with your current CV to:

In addition, we ask you to provide a short written statement (maximum of two pages) with examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post, as set out in the job description and person specification.

You can find all necessary forms below or on our website:

Equality & diversity monitoring

To help Citizens Advice Scotland monitor equality and diversity statistics please return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separate from your other application documents by emailing it to:

About the employer

Citizens Advice Scotland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux – Citizens Advice Scotland. Scottish charity (SC016637) and company limited by guarantee (89892)