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Caird Park, Hamilton Business Park, Hamilton, ML3 0QA
£24,395 - £25,934 per year
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Full Time & Part Time
37 hours per week
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VACANCY                 Human Resources Administrator 

SALARY                    £24,395 – £25,934 - A4

                                   STAFF WILL BE APPOINTED ON POINT 1 OF THE SCALE- £24,395 

STATUS                        Permanent – full time / part time / job share – flexible working

patterns are welcome           

HOURS OF WORK  Around 37 hours per week Monday to Friday  

LOCATION               Hamilton – hybrid working

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner is currently seeking to recruit an HR Administrator to join her team who are based in Hamilton. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a can-do approach, to work in a fast-paced environment within a growing progressive organisation.

The PIRC was established in 2013 and is responsible for carrying out independent investigations into incidents involving the police and independently review the way the police handle complaints from the public. Our aim is to secure public confidence in policing in Scotland by supporting continuous improvement and promoting positive change. 

As Human Resources Administrator you will be reporting to the Human Resources Officer (HRO) and will support them and the Head Corporate Services (HCS) in the delivery of our Human Resources functions which includes recruitment, onboarding new staff, assisting the HRO in attendance management and employee relations matters in addition to updating and maintaining electronic HR systems.  As administrator you will also assist in various ad-hoc projects such as researching wellbeing practices and championing an inclusive and diverse working environment. The post holder will be faced with competing priorities, demands and expectations and will require to have a working knowledge of each area and be able to provide integrated and efficient human resources service that supports colleagues, service users and stakeholders. Due to the highly sensitive areas of work and projects undertaken by the post holder and the access to highly sensitive and confidential information, it requires discretion, integrity and diplomacy at all times. 

  • Co-ordinate and managing the recruitment process including liaising with management, on the recruitment approval process, developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing advertisements and posting on PIRC website/intranet and external sites, responding to candidate and staff queries, checking application forms, preparing or shortlisting, arranging assessments/interviews and preparing interview packs for selection panel.
  • Support the HRO / HCS in policy development or procedural change by conducting research into legislation, best practice or by carrying out benchmarking in order to suggest a course of action. 
  • Provide support, advice and guidance to staff and management within PIRC by answering and dealing with general HR queries, these could be telephone, email or face to face enquiries, and can vary in complexity. Post holder will be required to build relationships based on trust throughout the PIRC.  

Successful candidates should have a good standard of general education (minimum SCQF level 6 or equivalent) including English. Candidates should also have at least 1 years recent experience of working in a similar human resources role. They should also be able to evidence their abilities to meet the essential requirements for the post.

The PIRC offers excellent career prospects, competitive pension and benefits and operates flexible working arrangements. 

The successful candidate must undergo Non Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) and Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS) clearance prior to appointment.

The PIRC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workforce, with an emphasis on the PIRC values of integrity, impartiality and respect. We, therefore, encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who meets all of the selection criteria required for the post and considers themselves to be disabled. 

Important Information Regarding Interviews 

In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that all assessment and interviews may be conducted in a virtual/remote setting. To facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual assessment/interview as well as a personal device of choice with access to Microsoft Teams by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview. 

For information on this vacancy please contact the Human Resources Department at or call on 07342 080256. 

How to Apply 

The candidate Information Pack / Application Form is available from our website.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 17th August 2022.

Successful applicants will be invited to interview on Tuesday 23rd August or Wednesday 24th August. Applicants who have not been contacted by us within 3 weeks of this closing date should assume they have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Applicants who have not been contacted by us within 3 weeks of this closing date should assume they have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications. 

Only completed application forms will be considered. Please do not substitute your Curriculum Vitae for a completed form since this will not be considered.