HR Strategic Partner- Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion

Michael Page Human Resources
Edinburgh, Scotland
£38635 - £46100 per annum + + £4,000 R&R allowance *DOE*
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Business Partner
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Job Details

Page Group have partnered with The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service for the recruitment of a permanent HR Strategic Partner- Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion.

Client Details

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is a non-ministerial department established by the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008. Our statutory function is to provide administrative support to the Scottish Courts, devolved Tribunals and the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). With over 1900 staff in Courts, Tribunals and business units based in some 50 locations across Scotland, we have an annual expenditure in excess of £150m.


The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is committed to promoting and progressing equality and diversity within both the SCTS and the wider Scottish Justice System. This post provides a significant opportunity to help deliver these important objectives, working with senior HR, operational and policy colleagues within SCTS, Justice Partners and the Third Sector.

An experienced Human Resources Professional, and Equalities Subject Matter Expert, you will lead on the Equalities agenda for the Human Resources Unit (HRU), reporting to the Senior HR Manager: People Strategy, Policy and Support. This role involves being the key SME for the HR Unit, developing and implementing an Equalities strategy and plans across the organisation.

The post holder will be a key adviser on matters of equality and will be crucial in delivering our legislative obligations in terms of the Equality Act 2010, Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015. A substantial part of the post will involve fielding enquiries about equality and diversity in the SCTS from staff throughout the organisation, Justice Partners and Third Sector organisations, working proactively with colleagues and stakeholders to champion Equalities, and provide strategic and operational advice, support and guidance.

You will be part of a team of HR Strategic Partners supporting the Senior HR Manager: People Strategy, Policy and Support, to achieve the strategic objectives as set out in the People Strategy 2018-23 and the annual HR Business Plan. You will lead on a variety of Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion projects with a focus on successful resolution, and with a pragmatic approach, in partnership with the recognised trade union, PCS.


Training & Qualifications-

Chartered Member of CIPD

Evidence of Professional Development that maintains your technical expertise


Possess a range of excellent communication skills including facilitation, report-writing and presentations

Skilled at building effective working relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels

Excellent planning and time management skills


Sound working knowledge of equalities legislation and experience of interpreting this for practical application in the workplace

Analytical, focused and innovative problem solving mind-set with the ability to use metrics and data to inform solutions


Delivering at pace with an excellent attention to detail

Performing well in a busy role with competing priorities

Managing projects

Job Offer

  • Permanent, Full time position
  • Whilst the opportunity we offer here is a permanent one, SCTS is prepared to discuss the possibility of joining us on a Secondment basis of up to 24 months if your current employer is prepared to support you with this.

  • SCTS offer an interesting work environment, flexible working arrangements; various policies aimed at helping you balance the needs of your work and home life, exclusive offers and discounts, access to funding for further education, vocational qualification, 25 days holiday entitlement, 11.5 days Public and Privilege holidays and a civil service pension. Opportunities for career progression are also excellent.
  • SCTS Headquarters, Saughton House Edinburgh - Although all staff are currently working remotely and there will be future hybrid working
  • Over 600 on site car parking spaces shared with other employers based at Saughton House and on a first come, first served basis. Tram line is immediately outside the office.
  • £4,000 Recruitment & Retention allowance (DOE)



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