HR Business Adviser- Policy

Michael Page Human Resources
Edinburgh, Scotland
£32000 - £36356 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 Advisor
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Job Details

Page Group have partnered with The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service for the recruitment of a permanent HR Business Adviser- Policy.

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.


You will be a confident, flexible, enthusiastic and experienced Human Resources practitioner and will work closely with colleagues in the Human Resources Unit, PCS Trade Union and the business to develop new employment policies/guidance and revise existing policies/guidance in line with best practice, employment legislation, annual policy review schedule and organisational/system development. Your key focus will be on COVID-19 policy and guidance ensuring that it is developed/revised in line with government and NHS guidance and trade union agreements. You will also be the policy representative for the implementation of the new people system (Itrent). You will also support the HR Business Advisers as required to provide comprehensive advice and guidance to managers and employees. You will work as part of a centralised HR Team based in Saughton House, Edinburgh, however the current working arrangement is home working. Occasional travel may be required however we anticipate this to minimal.

You will also assist with the delivery of the SCTS People Strategy, HR Business Plan, Employee Relations Action plan, Works Planner and develop practical and strategic solutions in line with HR best practice.


Training & Qualification-

CIPD level 5 or above qualification in Human Resource Management (Associate Member of CIPD).


Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

Possesses excellent analytical, decision making, and influencing skills with the ability to justify rationale.

Planning and organisational skills that enable you to manage your own workload and meet deadlines.

Presentation and facilitation skills.

Demonstrates flexibility and being a team player.

Proven ability to identify gaps, suggest and implement improvements effectively.


Comprehensive knowledge of employment legislation.

Keep knowledge and skills up to date by participating in self-development.


Demonstrate track record of providing wide ranging, accurate generalist HR advice and guidance to managers and employees in line with organisational policy, employment legislation and best practice.

Experienced in drafting correspondence, papers, reports and communications.

Experienced in developing and revising employment/HR policies.

Experience of participating in change projects or demonstrate an understanding of change management principles.

Committed to delivering excellent customer service.

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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