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Argyll and Bute Council at Kilmory Castle Lochgilphead Argyll and Bute, PA31 8RT
£48,433 - £52,940 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Service: Customer & Support Services

Closing Date:   Tuesday 20th June 2023.


The post is full time; 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. The base for the post is negotiable within Argyll and Bute.  Remote/ Hybrid options will be considered for this post and we will do our best to find the right fit for the successful applicant, although some presence in the office (and wider Argyll and Bute area, from time to time) may be required.

Benefits include generous holiday and sick pay entitlement, access to retail and high-street discounts, access to flexible working (Flexi time), Employee Assistance Programme, Group life assurance, unlimited access to the councils eLearning platform to support your personal development, as well as access to the local government pension scheme”


Argyll and Bute Council are seeking a Senior HR Professional to lead on Strategic HR and OD activities. Our Chief Executive has recently launched a “Connect for Success” change programme aimed at delivering a new operating model for the Council. This brand new permanent role within the HR and OD team presents an opportunity for a senior HR Professional to lead the delivery of our business partnering service to teams across the organisation, as well as establish and manage an ongoing programme of projects and activities that will support us to achieve our change aspirations. The ideal candidate will be a chartered CIPD member with experience of supporting and facilitating change, developing and monitoring performance metrics, and a proven track record of developing positive relationships with key stakeholders. Ideally you will have experience working within local government or a similarly complex unionised organisation.

Argyll and Bute Council is Scotland’s second largest local authority by area. The council serves 23 inhabited islands and is home to some of the most breath-taking scenery Scotland has to offer. Our unique demographics mean that every day, our teams are finding creative ways to overcome the challenges associated with delivering services to widely dispersed communities in remote and rural locations.

This post is classed as remote which means that the post holder can do the majority of their activities from any location. The successful candidate will be allocated an administrative base within Argyll and Bute and will have the option of working from the office and/or remotely in line with their personal preference.

Applicants should note that:-

  • This post is suitable for job share.


To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

If you would like clarification on any information contained within the vacancy advert and/or the job description you will require to speak with the recruiting manager, who is Carolyn Cairns, HR&;OD Manager. 01546 604021

Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

Please also note that we do not accept CVs, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about our commitment to this please visit Equality & Diversity Policy

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