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HR Strategic Partner: Reward and Recognition

Michael Page Human Resources
Edinburgh, Scotland
£38635 - £46100 per annum
Closing date
14 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: Reward and Recognition.

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.


Working alongside a team of HR strategic partners, you will report to the Senior HR Manager: HR Operations and lead and manage the reward and recognition function within the HR Unit.

You will be responsible for overseeing the redesign, delivery and communication of a number of outputs from the Reward Review to ensure the total reward package is accessible and easy to understand and enhances the SCTS employee value proposition.

As a confident and experienced subject matter expert in the field of reward and recognition, you will also lead and manage the ongoing review, design, development and delivery (as applicable) of other key elements in the reward portfolio including work on pay coherence internally and within the wider Scottish Administration and the SCTS pay and grading structure against a background of changing operating and employability practices in the context of the ongoing Covid pandemic.

You will support the delivery of the People Strategy 2018-2023 supporting the HR Senior Management team.

You will also play a key role in the development and delivery of the annual HR Business Plan to increase employee satisfaction and ensure engagement remains resilient and strategically focused.

You will establish constructive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels, including our recognised trade union, providing comprehensive support and guidance to them. You will contribute to Pay Award discussions/ negotiations and scope the outcomes of the 2022-23 Pay Award discussions, working in partnership with key stakeholders to ensure they are in line with the overall grading review. You will support the Payroll team in the preparation, planning and implementation of the annual Pay Award.


Training & Qualification-

Chartered Member of CIPD or evidence of professional development that maintains your technical expertise


Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills

Highly numerical, analytical, focused and innovative with a problem solving mind-set

Possesses a range of excellent verbal and written communication skills including negotiation, facilitation, presentation, report-writing and data-interpretation

Skilled in working at pace and managing competing work priorities, with the ability to work accurately and flexibly


Knowledge of developing, analysing and delivering key performance indicators and people metrics that add value to operational and strategic decision making

Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of reward, benefits, performance, motivation and engagement

Knowledge and understanding of governance and compliance processes related to policies, service delivery, systems


Experience in successfully planning, implementing and reviewing reward practices and procedures to streamline processes and ensure quality of service delivery is maintained to users

Experience of managing day-to-day reward work including research, analysis, and administration of the reward policies and processes

Experience of working in partnership with the ability to positively influence colleagues and stakeholders at all levels, developing and maintaining strong, credible working relationships

Job Offer

  • Permanent, Full time position
  • 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.



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