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Colleges Scotland, Argyll Court, Castle Business Park, FK9 4TY
£45,117 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Job Description

Senior Advisor 
College Employers Scotland 

1.0 FTE (35 hours per week) or 2 x 0.5 FTE (17.5 hours per week)
Salary: £45,117

College Employers Scotland is the body through which the Scottish Government’s Policy of National Bargaining is delivered and implemented by the collective employers in the college sector, in partnership with trade unions.

To enable us to effectively support our members to achieve their collective ambitions and ensure they have the workforce and resources to deliver excellence for students, we are recruiting a Senior Advisor, reporting to National Bargaining Leads to support and progress the National Bargaining agenda which includes pay, conditions of service, policy development/implementation and project leadership. 

The postholder will work with a diverse range of stakeholders, including members and trade union representatives.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

•    Provide advice to the National Bargaining Leads on a range of HR topics using effective communication methods i.e. written briefings, workshops/meetings, on line platforms e.g. Teams and the telephone.
•    Work with members and trade unions to develop and support the implementation of agreed actions relevant to National Bargaining.
•    Accurately translate employment law and policy into briefing papers and advisory notes.
•    Provide advice on agreed aspects of employment law and sector policy.
•    Write HR policies and advise on the policy developments in line with current employment law.
•    Use confidential employment data to compile reports and to provide solutions to complex issues
•    Identify and analyse appropriate robust statistical information and related sector HR data to support the National Bargaining Leads in the National Bargaining process
•    Undertake research on specific HR topics/issues and produce briefings/reports based on key findings.
•    Represent the organisation on agreed Committees and Working Groups and, where required by the National Bargaining Leads, act as the secretariat/technical support.
•    Proactively support College Employers Scotland wider HR activities, such as Job Evaluation as required 
•    Gather and collate member feedback to help improve the services provided.
•    Develop and maintain a technical knowledge of the HR topics and employment issues applicable to the sector.
•    Proactively share knowledge and intelligence with the National Bargaining Leads, other team members, sector contacts, across committees and within relevant networks.
•    Ensure relationships with key members and trade unions are developed and maintained.
•    Undertake projects and other tasks as directed by the National Bargaining Leads.

NB: Colleges Scotland operates a Hybrid Working Policy and whilst this post is based in Stirling, the successful candidate would not necessarily need to be in the office on a full-time basis.

The closing date is Thursday, 23 June 2022.  

If you would like further information on this post, please visit the myjobscotland website or contact Gavin Donoghue, Director of College Employers Scotland, Tel: 07801 887 820, email:

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