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22 Quarry Road Irvine, KA12 0TH
£45,233 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Job Summary

Please note the date for interviews for this role will be Wednesday 28th February 2024.

Post: Head of Human Resources - Permanent, Full Time

Job Ref: L1321

Rate of Pay: P04 - £45,233 per annum

(KA Leisure provides workers with a minimum hourly rate of £12.00 per hour under the Living wage initiative. Terms and conditions apply)

Hours: 37 per week

Locations: 22 Quarry Road, Irvine

KA Leisure was established in 2000, and is a registered charity committed to creating opportunities, inspiring people, and changing lives using sport and physical activity.

Everyone can benefit from being more active and there is a lot going at KA Leisure to get you moving. It’s not just gym and sports! There is something for everyone.

We also deliver physical activity programmes in collaboration with a range of partners including North Ayrshire HSCP which cover a range of health conditions including weight.

KA Leisure is also leading the development of an innovative Community Health and Wellbeing Alliance on behalf of the North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership. management, long term conditions, mental health and falls prevention.

Role Summary:

Job Purpose:

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership across the HR function with a focus on operational sustainability and driving cultural transformation.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships across the business, and with key stakeholders. Utilise a business partnering approach to ensure efficient delivery of outcomes.
  • Provide professional guidance and support across all HR services, up to and including Board level.
  • Provide research, analysis, and project management expertise to support the organisation in achieving key objectives.
  • Lead reviews on HR systems, processes, and procedures to improve efficiency and ensure best practice and compliance.

You Must Have:

  • Chartered membership of the CIPD.
  • Experience of operating at Senior HR level.

For more information please see attached Role Profile.

To apply: Please complete and submit our KA Leisure application form that is available from:

For for an informal discussion, please contact Malcolm McPhail, Chief Executive, 07817 459 287 or


Additional Information

All posts within KA Leisure are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003 as amended or the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

Regulated Work with Children/Protected Adults:

Where work is considered regulated work with children and/or protected adults, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and/or protected adults. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by KA Leisure.

Please note: Successful candidates will meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 for scheme membership and £18 for scheme member update); this will be deducted from wages following commencement of employment with the Company

For further information on the PVG scheme, please visit

To download an application form in PDF format, please save to computer and then open the file and fill in using Acrobat Reader, (do not fill in using your browser).

The downloaded file can be saved to your own PC, edited and emailed back to:

We will be in contact with you no later than 20 working days after the detailed closing date of the post however, if you have not heard from us within that period, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003, as amended, applies to all posts.

Our Workstyles

As an employer of choice, North Ayrshire Council has identified four different Workstyles. Each post in the council has been allocated one of these styles:

In Building – More than 90% of time spent primarily at a single base or location.

This post has been allocated the workstyle: In Building

More information on our workstyles can be found in our HR Guide: Workstyles. If you have any questions on the allocated Workstyle for this post, please ask at interview.