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HR Operations Manager- Permanent

Michael Page Human Resources
Edinburgh, Scotland
£43000 - £44500 per annum + Additional benefits
Closing date
30 Nov 2021

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Manager
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Job Details

Currently recruiting HR Operations Manager for a permanent role, based in Edinburgh (hybrid working).

Client Details

Scottish government agency.


The HR Operations team is made up of experienced HR Business Partners, HR Advisors, HR Assistants. The team provide people management support to all employees of the organisation. Working closely with both senior business leaders and line managers each Team member provides people management expertise for their business area in various disciplines including recruitment, case management, resourcing, policy delivery, workforce planning and succession and talent management.

Leading the HR Operations team, you'll provide high quality operational HR delivery. You will ensure that HR services are streamlined and customer focused, ensuring that consistency in advice, guidance and support are provided throughout the team so that managers can undertake their people management activities confidently and effectively. You will also take ownership of operational process improvement and the implementation of this across the function.

The post is based in the Edinburgh Office with the requirement for occasional travel to other offices across Scotland.



  • Leading and managing a team including coaching team members to provide quality of service,
  • Effective planning and prioritising of workloads and resources to deliver a consistently excellent service;
  • Experience of identifying, implementing and embedding process improvements, encouraging others to re-think ways of doing things, as you continually strive for improvement and excellence;
  • Experience of operating, influencing, negotiating and delivering at an operational and management level;
  • Providing professional people management advice and guidance to Directors and senior managers on a wide range of strategic and operational HR issues;
  • Ability to produce high quality written reports to inform and influence senior managers.
  • CIPD Qualified to a minimum of Chartered Level or be willing to achieve within an agreed time period;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of employment law.


  • Experience of working within a unionised environment and participating in consultation and negotiations;
  • Experience of 3rd party supplier management;
  • Budget monitoring knowledge;
  • Experience of managing a geographically dispersed team to support the delivery of key business objectives;
  • Experience of managing complex programmes and projects of change.
  • Knowledge of the Civil Service;
  • An accredited project management qualification

Job Offer

  • Permanent role
  • A generous annual leave allowance
  • A competitive contributory pension scheme.
  • Annual pay progression (subject to Scottish Government approval).
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • A generous paid maternity and paternity leave.
  • We recognise the importance of enabling employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance by offering flexi-time arrangements in areas of the business where it is appropriate to do so.


Michael Page Human Resources is acknowledged as one of the leading recruitment companies for human resources with over 30 years of recruitment expertise and a team of specialist consultants based in offices nationwide.  If you’re looking for permanent or temporary job opportunities in human resources, let us use our extensive network and strong relationships to help you find you the next step in your career.

Michael Page Human Resources recruit HR roles nationwide, ranging from HR Administrator to Global HR Director and also within the specialist areas of HR including Learning & Development, Recruitment, Reward, and Talent.

We offer vacancies across executive, director, manager and junior levels with many of the UK’s leading companies. Our teams have specialist consultants that focus on permanent, interim and contract opportunities. Find out more about our consultants here.

To get started browse for human resources jobs or contact one of our offices directly to find out how our expertise could make a difference to your HR recruitment process.

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