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HR Manager

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Job summary

£38541 - £46599
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
24 July 2020 at midnight
IRC84129 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a HR Manager within Scottish Public Pensions Agency based in SPPA, Galashiels. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The SPPA is an Agency of the Scottish Government. Our principal role is to administer the pensions for employees in the National Health Service, Teachers’, Police and Fire-fighters’ pension schemes in Scotland. The Agency administers these public service pension schemes on behalf of Scottish Ministers with an annual pension spend to over 200,000 pensioners of more than £2.5 billion.

To support the Head of Business Management in the development and delivery of the SPPA People Strategy. Deliver a professional HR service that supports managers and staff to ensure that the agency strategic aims are delivered successfully.

The role encompasses leading the HR Team to:
• Support the People Service Team in the delivery of the SPPA People Strategy.
• Provide a professional service and expert HR advice to managers and colleagues (approximately 350 staff) proactively and reactively to deliver a professional HR advice function.
• Support HR life cycle events (including recruitment, performance management, flexible working, attendance management, conduct, discipline, probationers, fairness at work, retirements and wellbeing) in accordance with SG HR Polices and Procedures.

The People Services team at SPPA are supported by Scottish Government People team in terms of policy and procedure development, resourcing reward, performance management, learning and development and HR IT.

The People Services team work in partnership with our Trade Unions representatives to support and improve employee relations.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

You must also hold a Level 5 CIPD or equivalent work experience within HR. 

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Significant experience in Human Resource function within the public/private sector; with proven ability of leading and managing HR professionals.
2. Experience in Employee Relations with knowledge of best practice policies and procedures and managing complex casework.
3. Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills; diagnostic, facilitation and advisory skills with tailored solutions to match customers’ needs.
4. People management; experience of leading teams through periods of significant change and developing individuals throughout their career.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Matthew Valente who can be reached at Matthew.Valente@gov.scot.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact HR Resourcing via recruitment@gov.scot.


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