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Top job! People & HR Director

  • Full time
  • £48,000 – £55,000
  • Glasgow, Scotland with some hybrid working
  • Closing 27th April 2023

  • Advertised from 5th April 2023
  • Salary dependent on experience. Permanent


MCR Pathways is a national charity dedicated to supporting disadvantaged, care-experienced or vulnerable young people to find, grow and use their talent through 1:1 mentoring. We are currently seeking an experienced and passionate HR/People Director to join our team and help us drive our mission forward by fostering a diverse, inclusive, and high-performing work environment. The HR/People Director will play a critical role in leading Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) initiatives, managing performance appraisals, and coaching and developing our management team. They will work closely with the CEO to formulate strategy and have overall responsibility for leading and delivering our ambitions for HR and People.

You will bring broad generalist HR expertise, the ability to inspire, mentor and develop colleagues and a passion for working thoroughly at high pace.

The successful candidate will be passionate about MCR’s mission and the power of HR to enable shared leadership and support an inclusive, high-performance culture. We want to be known as one of the best third sector organisations to work for. You will be an experienced HR professional, with expertise across the full spectrum of HR activity including organisational development, ED&I, performance management, recruitment, selection, wellbeing and employee relations.

You will be comfortable working at pace and thrive on achieving challenging objectives and meeting rapidly changing demands. You will have a track record of coaching and supporting leaders and managers, organisational and cultural development, improving systems and processes, a strong understanding of HR best practice (including ED&I and safeguarding), and most importantly be passionate, driven and excited by the opportunity to make a tangible, sustainable difference to the organisation.

If you are as excited by this role as we are, we hope to hear from you soon.

Read the Job Description and Person Specification

Application notes

To apply, please email with Application – People & HR Director as the subject indicating in the email where you saw the role advertised, attaching your CV (no more than 2 pages) and a supporting statement (no more than 1000 words), explaining your motivations for applying to work at MCR Pathways; and how your experience, skills and attributes would make you a great fit for this pivotal role. Please provide examples of your experience referring to the Person Specification.

Please note: applications received after the closing date and CVs without a supporting statement will not be accepted.

The role will be subject to an enhanced PVG check and two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your current or most recent employer.

Closing date for applications: 27th April 2023 by 10am

Candidates notified of shortlist by: 2nd May 2023

Interviews: 9th, 11th and 12th May 2023

MCR Pathways subscribes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) regarding disclosure & barring.

MCR Pathways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Equity, diversity, and inclusivity statement

We encourage applications from all sections of our community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership. MCR Pathways is an inclusive organisation that reflects our community and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and fulfil their potential. We believe creativity and innovation thrives when we can harness the benefit of different perspectives.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and barrier-free for everyone. This includes making adjustments during the recruitment process and offering a guaranteed interview for people with a disability who meet the essential recruitment criteria. Please let us know how we can meet your needs through reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process by emailing in confidence to discuss these.