- COSLA Verity House 19 Haymarket Yards Edinburgh, EH12 5BH
- £55,000 - £60,000 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 36 hours per week
- Work From Home:
COSLA is the voice of local government in Scotland. As a councillor-led, cross-party organisation we champion councils’ vital work to secure the resources and powers they need. We work on councils' behalf to focus on the challenges and opportunities they face, and to engage positively with governments and others on policy, funding and legislation.
As part of COSLA’s support services, we are seeking a Human Resources (HR) Manager who brings strong experience of HR policy and practice, the ability to take ownership of issues, capacity to build and maintain strong professional networks, consistent application of personal initiative, and a drive to see matters through to successful conclusion. This should ensure that COSLA’s own workforce is equipped to meet the needs and challenges facing our member councils in Scotland.
For COSLA as an organisation, you will lead on day-to-day Human Resources policy and procedural work, with regular reporting to senior management; regular reviews of COSLA’s existing HR and related policies, processes and procedures; work closely with COSLA’s Finance and Data Protection and Information Managers on relevant policies, procedures, and processes; lead on organisational design and development (including training).
This post is based in our office in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End. While we work on a hybrid/flexible basis it should be noted that in-person and office-based meetings and work regularly feature in this role.
How to apply
Applications should be made through the myjobscotland website by 11.59pm on Sunday 18th February 2024
It is anticipated interviews will be held w/c 26 Feb or 4 March
For informal enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
With minimum supervision, and demonstrating sound judgement in your approach, you will lead on and manage key areas of human resource related policy for COSLA, ensuring senior management and political endorsement at all relevant stages. Strong experience of human resource policy and practice, the ability to take ownership of issues, capacity to build and maintain strong professional networks, consistent application of personal initiative, and a drive to see matters through to successful conclusion all characterise your contribution to COSLA’s priorities.
You will be an exemplar for the public service ethos by committing to:
- a respect for the autonomy and potential of the people and communities of Scotland, and the ambition to help maximise both;
- an ambition to improve the lives and opportunities of the people and communities of Scotland, and a commitment to work with them to achieve their aspirations; and
- gaining maximum value and impact for public resources, and to account openly to the public for what is done in their name.
1. You will lead, manage, negotiate upon and be accountable for the development of COSLA’s internal Human Resources policy from inception to Senior Management Team or political endorsement (as appropriate), arising from:
- COSLA’s strategic objectives and business planning processes;
- Decisions made at Convention, Leaders or Board meetings; and
- Instructions from your line manager
2. Primarily, you will lead the following for COSLA:
- Day to day Human Resources policy and procedural work, with regular reporting to senior management;
- Regular review of COSLA’s existing Human Resources and related policies, processes and procedures, ensuring that they remain fit for purpose, and introducing new if required;
- Work closely with COSLA’s Finance and Data Protection and Information Manager on relevant policies, procedures, and processes;
- Organisational design and development (including training)
3. You will be accountable for the outcomes of your work and the results achieved in influencing decisions at both political and strategic levels.
4. You will communicate COSLA policy to staff, including training or briefing colleagues and elected members as required.
5. Your written work will be of finished quality and ready for presentation to all relevant audiences.
6. You will be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritise your workload effectively.
7. You will articulate arguments clearly and effectively on matters of relevance to your role with external partners and stakeholders.
8. You will create and maintain a framework of professional relationships across the HR functions of our member councils and other public bodies as appropriate.
9. You are accountable to the Director – Membership and Resources , who will be your line manager.
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