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Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

As one of the largest voluntary sector providers of Social Care in Scotland, the history of CrossReach stretches back 150 years to the formation of the Church of Scotland Committee on Christian Life and Work in 1869. Throughout this time, CrossReach and its predecessor bodies have worked in communities all over Scotland believing that for many people in our society life is difficult but with the right support, at the right time, every person can flourish and every life can be fulfilling.

Crossreach are now offering an exciting opportunity to be part of that legacy and join their team as Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development. The position will report directly to the CEO and have a close working relationship with senior colleagues on the Corporate Management Team, providing sound HR advice on CrossReach’s overall strategy.

The Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development will be responsible for overseeing workforce planning and development to bring forward creative solutions to challenges, as well as taking overall responsibility for policy planning and implementation on workforce and organisational quality assurance matters, recruitment and retention and  aligning strategies with organisational values. They will lead on employee forums to give effective voice to the workforce and will support the development of a communications strategy so that internal communications are clear and consistent with other key organisational communications.  They will also take the lead in quality assurance policy development working with their operational colleagues to drive continuous improvement and high regulatory compliance.

The successful candidate must bring extensive generalist knowledge combined with a track record of delivering human resource strategies and change initiatives. You will be commercially astute and a Member of the CIPD, or working towards accreditation, with proven experience at a Senior Strategic level. Experience within the Third Sector and/or Social Care would be desirable but is not essential.

In addition, you are required to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian ethos. This post is subject to PVG Scheme Membership.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Shields or Emma McEneaney on 0141 212 7555.

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Closing date for applications – Monday 12th October 2020