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People Development Business Partner

33,000 – 36,000
Edinburgh or Glasgow
This position is now closed to applications.



Victim Support Scotland (VSS) is an independent charity built around a team of committed staff and volunteers and their mission is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. They want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything they do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference.  VSS aim to do this by adhering to their own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers

The People Development Business Partner will report directly to the Director of Finance & Business Planning and will be responsible for workforce planning within VSS to ensure that as an organisation, VSS can accomplish their vision and strategic plan. You will be responsible for ensuring that the day to day people development standards and processes are in place and compliant with legal requirements and a range of learning solutions are planned for, designed, delivered, monitored and evaluated. You will also be responsible for the HR and L&D support for the staff and volunteers across the organisation, while ensuring that the organisations practices and policies meet the needs of the organisations values and behaviours.

The successful candidate will be comfortable in getting hands on with staff to understand the challenges they face, while being able to provide sound and practical advice to the leadership teams, as required. You will be able to work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds with an approachable and solution-oriented style; keen to support and drive the development of a positive working culture across the organisation. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have a CIPD professional qualification at Chartered level with at least 4 years post qualification experience – you should also have experience of managing, developing and implementing complex HR or learning and development programmes.

For a confidential discussion about the position please contract Catriona Mackie or Emma McEneaney at Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

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Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 18th January 2019

To apply, please complete the short form below and upload your CV and covering letter / supporting statement. You should receive an automatic acknowledgement – if you do not receive this, please contact Kelsey Sinclair on 0141 212 7555.