Assistant HR Manager

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Reference:0469 - HRAM 

Salary:£44,996 - £51,431 

Working pattern:Permanent, Fully flexible - all options will be considered 

Location:Central belt (Edinburgh/Glasgow) 

Closing date:19 March 2023 at midnight 

This role will support the Head of HR in leading, delivering and continuously developing efficient and effective generalist HR services across Audit Scotland, enabling Audit Scotland to deliver world-class public audit and be a great place to work.  

You may already be an HR Assistant Manager, or you might be an experienced HR Business Partner or HR Advisor with a wide experience of all generalist HR processes looking for your next career move within a supportive team and organisation. 

We are Audit Scotland. We're Scotland’s public sector auditor, independent of government. We employ more than 340 talented professionals who know that their work helps ensure the efficient delivery of public services in Scotland. We believe that public money (around £57 billion a year) should be spent wisely.   

There's plenty of change ahead, and the need for robust public audit that provides assurance about public spending and helps public services improve is more important than ever. We want to make sure Scotland makes the very best of the opportunities and that change is delivered well – transparent financial reporting and delivering value for money are key to this.  

There has never been a more interesting or important time to join us. We offer a rewarding place to work, a supportive and open culture and a wide range of professional development opportunities. Benefits include 42 days of annual leave including public holidays, an attractive local government pension scheme with 19.4% employer contributions, personal development allowances and flexible working hours. We’ve also been named one of the top 40 workplaces in Scotland and the UK’s eighth best accountancy workplace in the 2022 Best Companies awards. 

Overall purpose of the role 

The HR Assistant Manager is responsible for the way in which work is scheduled and general supervision and development of the HR team. This involves recruitment, selection, case management, dealing with disputes such as grievances, advising and supporting managers - either directly or by coaching and supporting HR colleagues. 

The HR Assistant Manager will work in partnership with internal stakeholders, external consultants and employee union representatives building productive relationships to aid success. The HR Assistant Manager will also manage more complex and higher risk disciplinary, absence and grievance issues. They will deputise for the Head of HR as required. 

How you can help us 

  • You will have a demonstrable record of delivering high quality generalist HR experience, including development of a recruitment attraction strategy / employer brand, HR generalist service delivery, case management etc. This is important as you will be managing the workflow of operational HR activities – recruitment, selection, employee queries, HR systems and leavers. 

  • You may have direct line management experience, but most importantly you will have experience of coaching and developing others and knowledge of good line management practices. You will have experience of reviewing the work of others and providing regular feedback.  

  • You will also have experience of dealing with a variety of employee relations case work and sound employment law knowledge. 

  • You will take responsibility for your own personal development and set an example to others around you. 

Specific knowledge and experience 


  • Associate or Chartered - Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification 

  • Strong emotional intelligence with the ability to develop effective relationships across the organisation, deploying a different approach when necessary 

  • Employment Law knowledge, both existing law and upcoming awareness of the changing landscape of employment law in the current context.

  • Proven experience of working at a HR Assistant Manager, Business Partner or HR Advisor level with a broad experience of all generalist HR processes

  • Experience of coaching and developing others in a HR team 

  • Ability to produce business standard letters and reports to a high quality 

  • Ability to produce spreadsheets and manage data within MS Excel 

  • Strong organisational and planning skills 

Application Information

Interested? Next steps? 

Click the apply button to complete an application form. If you wish, you can also share your CV. We offer a range of benefits, please visit our careers page for more information. Our application deadline is Sunday 19 March 2023 at midnight 

We’ve reserved week commencing 27 March 2023 for interviews to take place. These will be in person, in our Edinburgh office at 102 West Port. 

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