HR Manager Vacancy

16 November 2020

Grade & Salary
: Grade 7 (From £19,143 to £22,868 per annum pro-rated depending on experience / FTE £31,905 to £38,114)

Duration: Permanent – starting approximately January 2021

Hours: Part-Time / 21 hours per week. Total hours and days of work are negotiable.

Location: Predominantly remote / home-based initially then Jubilee House, Stirling once COVID-19 government guidance changes

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 27th November 2020

Interview Dates: Likely to take place w/c 7th December 2020


This advert can be provided in alternative formats (e.g. Braille, large print), upon request.

Volunteer Scotland leads in developing new ways to grow and enhance volunteering in Scotland by providing advice and resources to volunteer involving organisations of all sizes and connecting Scotland’s people with volunteering opportunities. Our Disclosure Services Team is funded by the Disclosure Scotland to support the voluntary sector with processing disclosure checks.

Whichever part of Volunteer Scotland you’re joining, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a fantastic team, solid values, and lots of scope to grow and make a real difference. We are a team of 40 staff and we are centrally located in Stirling with close proximity to transport links and offer a very flexible approach to working patterns.

We offer various benefits including 8% employer pension contribution, 28 days holiday, Volunteer days off, life assurance, eye care vouchers, and an annual contribution towards wellbeing or personal learning of your choice. We are proud to have been awarded gold standard in our Healthy Working Lives and Investors in People accreditations.

We are looking for a HR Manager on a permanent basis to join our Corporate Services Team. Reporting to the Head of Corporate Services, your role will be to manage strategic and operational HR activity, Health & Safety, and Data Protection within Volunteer Scotland.


  • Provide advice, guidance and development on strategic and operational HR issues, and employee relations issues (e.g. performance management, disciplinary and grievance, absence management, leave management etc.). Coaching managers in resolution of ER issues.
  • Provide advice, support and guidance to all employees on HR operational matters including leave, sickness absence, time recording, learning & development and exit interviews.
  • Develop a rolling one-year HR strategy incorporating all Human Resources activity to feed into wider organisational strategy via strategic planning group.
  • Develop an effective rolling one-year employee engagement strategy including the implementation of effective communication and consultation models and survey tools.
  • Liaise effectively with Finance on all employee pay, pension, benefits, payroll matters and procedures.
  • Responsibility for the development and implementation of a rolling one-year equality and diversity action plan, supporting the equality and diversity policy/framework.
  • Lead responsibility for Learning and Development within the organisation, incorporating L&D strategy, development of training plan, sourcing training providers, and budget management.
  • Ensure effective organisational operational standards in all people management practices including appropriate quality standards where applicable including the ongoing retention of Investors in People status, HWL etc.
  • Manage and develop the performance management system which promotes and develops a culture of high performance to deliver maximum impact.
  • To act as change agent in managing organisational change where this relates to HR related activities and organisational development.
  • Responsible for recruitment and selection and end to end recruitment cycle.
  • Production of relevant HR management information reports and information and support sessions/workshops for managers.
  • Responsible for all HR processes and procedures and document and record management in all operational HR areas (ensuring confidential handling of employee information in accordance with Data Protection legislation).
  • Responsible for employee benefits (excluding pensions) and campaigns including PLA scheme, group life assurance scheme, etc.
  • Organisational lead (DPO) on GDPR issues and the provision of advice on Data Protection information.
  • Conducting market rate Pay Review initiatives on a three-year cyclical basis.
  • Responsibility for organisational continuous improvement initiatives and chairing organisational working group.
  • Reserve contact for Lone Working emergencies. 

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant graduate-level CIPD accredited qualification or equivalent.
  • Associate membership of CIPD.
  • Relevant HR experience in a similar role and a proven ability to operate at both a strategic and operational level.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, organisational planning, organisation development, employee relations, Health and Safety, and training and development.
  • Ability to confidently communicate (both verbally and in written format) with a range of internal and external stakeholders and customers.
  • Good organisational skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Solution-focused approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to manage a varied/complex workload.
  • Approachable, calm and diplomatic.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information discreetly and confidentially, complying with current legislation.
  • Proven ability to liaise with, understand, develop, motivate and influence people both internally and externally.
  • Proven and extensive experience of relevant administrative systems including experience in the use of electronic records management and traditional documentation administration and MS Office.
  • Policy development experience.
  • Significant employee relations experience. 

Desirable Requirements

  • Relevant postgraduate-level CIPD accredited qualification or equivalent.
  • MCIPD accreditation or equivalent. 
  • Knowledge/experience of job evaluation systems.
  • Qualification/certification in Leadership/Management.
  • Experience of work within the voluntary sector.
  • Managing the application of Volunteer Management systems.
  • Coaching experience.


Volunteer Scotland is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the post are guaranteed an interview. Our values (Volunteer Centred; Customer Focus; Clear vision; Equality & Diversity; Shared Responsibility; Leadership and Change) are central to all that we do, and we are looking for someone who shares these values.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete our application form/equal opportunities monitoring form, returning to For further information on the role or if you need any help with the application or selection process, please contact our Head of Corporate Services, Kenneth Stirratt, by email at Please note, your privacy is important to us. By applying for this role, you are granting Volunteer Development Scotland, Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ, permission to process your information as outlined in this Privacy Notice