Assistant HR Manager

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Reference:0376 - AHM 

Salary:£41,000 - £46,000 

Working pattern:Permanent, Full-Time 

Location:Edinburgh - 102 West Port 

Closing date:22 July 2019 at midnight 

Assistant HR Manager (Generalist)

Central Edinburgh

£41k - £46k per annum, local government defined benefit pension scheme, generous leave allowance & other great benefits

We’re searching for a talented, experienced HR Generalist with experience of leading a small team of HR professionals to deliver the full range of services across the employee lifecycle.

Audit Scotland is a professional team of around 290 experts who help ensure that £40bn of public money is spent wisely. Public audit has never been more important, with Scotland’s New Financial Powers, the potential impact of ‘Brexit’ and the major pressures facing public services because of rising demand and reducing resources.

Our bright, modern Edinburgh office is within walking distance of both Haymarket and Waverley stations, has stunning views across to the castle and offers a wonderful environment in which to work so you can be your very best.

Our HR & OD team are 6 strong and we embrace fresh thinking, new ways of working and pride ourselves in the investment we make in our professional development and training. We make a real difference to Audit Scotland’s business impact. It’s both a great team and a great organisation to be part of.

We’re different, modern and have a wonderful open culture. We value simplicity and purpose in our work.  Our people have the autonomy and freedom you would expect of a world-class organisation.  Our HR & OD team embrace this too and we are recognised across Scotland’s public sector as forward thinking and ambitious with the way we approach HR and the world of work, regularly sharing ideas and helping others to improve the way HR can make a difference outside of Audit Scotland.  Check us out – we think you’ll love who we are, what we value and our dedication to help ensure Scotland works well for all of the people that live here.

How can you help us?

Our dynamic HR & OD team are looking to add a new, permanent full time Assistant HR Manager. We provide support covering the whole employee lifecycle; from recruitment, development, reward, employee relations, diversity, equality and case management.  Our vision is one of world-class public audit, achieved through developing the people we employ – so we are serious about investing properly in our HR team to ensure they have all they need to deliver world-class support, leadership and fresh ideas.  We are also implementing a new HR Information System that includes employee self-service, workflow processes and superb recruitment functionality to help you focus on adding value.  We are looking for an enthusiastic professional to help us in the service delivery of HR&OD, the three key areas are:

  • lead and deliver a quality, flawless and efficient in-house HR service delivery function. You understand modern methods of recruiting great people, supporting managers get the best from their team members, reduce sickness absence or help resolve workplace disagreements.  You know how to authentically lead a small team of HR professionals to ensure efficient and effective delivery on business priorities.

  • work collaboratively with colleagues. When you make a promise you always keep it!  You love to organise and make sure work is delivered on time, on budget and to the highest quality.  You are focused, resilient and can adapt to the working style of others to secure the desired outcomes.  You are a team player – building great relationships with your colleagues involved in learning and organisational development so that everything is joined-up for our colleagues across the business.

  • you have a diverse network of contacts and deep professional knowledge to meet the needs of your internal clients. You draw down on your continuous professional development, network and experience to help solve challenges you have never faced before.

If you want to know more about the role profile, the package and us, then visit our website, which includes a dedicated careers’ section, at

Should you have any questions about the role not already covered in the information we have provided, we can arrange a confidential telephone call. Email your contact details to Tracey Bray, Senior Business Partner(OD) at and we will arrange a convenient time.

Specific Knowledge and Experience...

  • You’re a full CIPD member, probably at Chartered level.

  • You will have great people management skills, with experience in line managing individuals.

  • You are the bringer of ideas and solutions with the ability to persuade and influence others.

  • You are numerate, profient in the use of business English and have excellent Microsoft Office skills.

  • You will have experience of delivering a world class HR service.

  • You may have experience of working within the Public Sector or for a professional services firm (e.g. accountancy, legal or audit), but this is not essential.

  • You make it your business to network, build relationships and understand the business of your organisation.    

  • You are an enthusiastic, resilient and emotionally intelligent person that can hit the ground running.

Application Information

Interested? Next steps

We’re keeping this nice and simple - click the apply button. Fill in our short application and, if you wish, you can share your CV. 

If you like us and we think you’re great then maybe we’ll meet. We’ve reserved 6 August and 8 August 2019 so we can meet and get to know each other better.  If successful, we’ll then agree a package and share our journey together – helping to make work better for our people and, in turn, helping make Scotland a better place for the people that live here.

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