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Top job! Director of People & Culture

  • Full time
  • £60,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th December 2022

  • Advertised from 23rd November 2022
  • Plus benefits


Age Scotland, the national charity for older people, works tirelessly to help improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50. Our vision is a Scotland that is the best place in the world to grow older and for us all to live the very best life we can in ‘later life’. We are dedicated to inspiring, advising, involving and engaging older people, and influencing all those whose decision-making impacts on the lives of older people.

The charity wishes to appoint an exceptional leader as its first Director of People & Culture. With responsibility for the design and day-to-day implementation of relevant HR policies and strategic initiatives, you will help create a culture that promotes inclusion and diversity, flexibility, productivity, creativity, innovation and growth.

People-centred, you will develop and implement a strategy which uses a learning and development approach to attract and retain talent and create an environment where staff and volunteers feel valued and supported to do their very best. Our people are our biggest and most important asset, and we want Age Scotland to be the best charity in Scotland to work for!

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate significant experience of leading and managing HR functions and a proven track record in developing and delivering people strategies. You will have a strong understanding of fundamental payroll processes, employment law and best practice in recruitment, people data management and employee relations. Experience of building and maintaining relationships at a senior level will be important as will management of multi-disciplinary teams and budgets.

Living our values, you will approach the role with integrity, while involving, inspiring and empowering our teams, so that together we can create better outcomes for older people in Scotland.

Application notes

For more information on Age Scotland and the opportunity, please visit

For a confidential discussion please contact Catriona Mackie or David Currie at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 8th December 2022