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Head of Human Resources & Support Services

EH6 6NF, Edinburgh
£40,000 - £43,000 dependant on experience
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Not for Profit/Charity
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR / Head of

Head of Human Resources & Support Services  

Salary £40,000 - £43,000 dependent on experience  

Location Leith, Edinburgh  

Permanent, full time 


Our client have a rare opportunity for a senior HR professional to join Scotland's leading nature conservation charity. It's an exciting time to join them as they head into their 60th year anniversary with lots to celebrate.  

The role 

The Head of Human Resources & Support Services will bring professional, strategic and supportive leadership; leading and developing a suite of coherent strategies which support an efficient, high performing and engaged organisation striving for continuous improvement and delivering impact.  

This role combines strategic and operational leadership and will work collaboratively to balance professional requirements with a holistic approach. The role will work closely with senior staff to ensure the Trust adheres to legislative requirements and delivers a comprehensive suite of HR services to the Trust. 


The key success areas are: 

  • Building strong working relationships at all levels to influence and engage staff 

  • Maintaining and building on the strong, positive culture within the Trust 

  • Providing strategic direction on all aspects of HR and organisational development 

  • Ensuring compliance with employment law and providing guidance as necessary 

  • Ensuring a range of policies, procedures and guidance which support the delivery of the Trust’s vision through effective and supportive people management systems. 

  • Effective delivery, with the support of your team, of organisational support including support services and premises management 


Please review the attached job description for further details. 


The successful candidate will have: 


  • CIPD membership level 7/Associate 

  • Provision of strategic HR advice and support to a range of stakeholders. 

  • Complex employee relations and case management experience 

  • Significant HR operations experience 

  • Experience of working effectively and collaboratively 

  • Excellent working knowledge of current employment legislation. 

  • Experience managing and developing a small team. 



  • MSc or Degree in Human Resource Management or relevant business degree. 

  • Chartered CIPD membership 

  • A demonstrable track record of developing and delivering progressive people strategies. 

  • Proven experience of leading successful cross-organisational improvement. 

  • TUPE out experience 


About our client 

For nearly 60 years, the Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. 

The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Trusts movement. 


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