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HR Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £30,000
  • The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP
  • Closing 2nd June 2023

  • Advertised from 16th May 2023
  • 35 hours per week (This may include occasional unsociable hours including working evenings and weekends). Permanent.


Service: Central Support

Responsible to:Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for:HR Administrator

Purpose and outcomes

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the HR Manager at PKAVS is responsible for establishing HR operational excellence and for working in partnership, providing generalist operational HR support to the management team and service coordinators.

About you

You’ll help to shape, communicate, and implement the People Plan which will underpin the delivery of the organisation’s vision, mission, and strategic objectives.

You’ll be an expert in understanding and delivering what it takes to continue PKAVS as a great place to work and grow.

You’ll have a real passion for people and for providing the team at PKAVS with everything they need to succeed in their roles. You’ll be inspiring and self-motivated with the ability to communicate effectively and engage the team in understanding the importance of their role and in living our values day in and day out.

You will be an experienced HR leader with a true belief in people-first strategies as the first step in delivering the organisation’s goals and objectives.

Key strategic responsibilities

You’ll lead on our key strategic theme of People & Culture – continuing to establish PKAVS as a great place to work, where morale is high, and we operate in a culture of openness and trust.

Key operational duties and responsibilities

1. People Plan

You’ll help to shape and set the direction for all critical HR processes and capabilities including recruitment, induction, learning and development, progress and talent development, employee engagement, change management, compensation and benefits and succession planning.

2. Recruitment and Career Development

Work in partnership with the management team to ensure that we have the right people in the right place at the right time within our staffing budgets.

3. Volunteer recruitment and coordination

Establish a volunteer recruitment and development programme and processes that ensure each of the PKAVS services have a bank of people they can rely on to support the delivery of their services and events.

4. Learning and Development

Help to improve the capability of the team at all levels by facilitating the progress review process and learning activities for employees and managers who are new to role, in-role and preparing for their next role in the organisation.

5. Employee engagement

Continue to put everything in place that creates a great place to work. Optimise the employee experience from the first to the last day of employment to drive continuous improvement in motivation and performance.

6. Employment relations

Act as the point of advice and contact for all HR and employment related queries, helping to prevent and resolve problems and disputes, providing advice and guidance to managers and coordinators to enable them to establish trust-based relationships with their teams and escalating issues to the appropriate person where required.

7. Payroll

Support all aspects of the payroll function, ensuring compliance with the latest relevant legislation, statutory filing deadlines and internal management reporting requirements.

8. HR Administration and reporting

Ensure that all administrative aspects of HR are always kept fully up to date and compliant.

9. Change implementation.

Manage, enable, and support the implementation of all change projects by facilitating and coaching managers to deliver the change process effectively and provide communication and consultation tools that will inform and engage people in the change.


PKAVS is a charitable organisation that serves the community of Perth & Kinross by offering five community-led services supported by a team of 70 colleagues and up to 100 volunteers.

Our vision: A Perth and Kinross where people flourish, and communities thrive.

We operate across five locations in Perth & Kinross under our service banners which include Carers PKAVS, the Gateway TSI, Walled Garden + Wise Craft PKAVS and Shopmobility PKAVS.

We offer these varied social care and welfare services as well as support and advocacy to the dynamic third sector in Perth and Kinross.

Carers PKAVS is our largest service. We provide support and respite care to unpaid carers aged 5+ across Perth & Kinross at our Carers Centre in Lewis Place Perth.

The Third Sector Interface is administered by PKAVS on behalf of the Scottish Government and provides four crucial support streams to the third sector in Perth & Kinross from the Gateway in Perth

  • Voice – supporting the voice of the third sector.
  • Connection – Connecting communities through the third sector.
  • Building Capacity – supporting the development and growth of the third sector.
  • Volunteering – developing and growing the volunteer programme to support the ongoing operation of third sector organisations.

The Gateway is our Third Sector Hub in the centre of Perth. We provide shared office accommodation, meeting places and enjoyable workspaces that enable the third sector in Perth & Kinross to collaborate and communicate together.

Walled Garden + Wise Craft PKAVS - provides therapeutic support and engagement activities that serve to improve the mental health and well-being of the people of Perth & Kinross from their two locations at the Walled Garden & Cafe in Perth and at our Wise craft Workshop in Blairgowrie.

Shopmobility PKAVS promotes independence in the community by providing mobility support equipment from its purpose built Shopmobility hub in Perth's Canal St car park.

The benefits of working at PKAVS

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer the following:

  • The opportunity to be part of the next exciting chapter in PKAVS history and to work with a highly skilled, highly committed, and thoroughly lovely team of people.
  • Personal development and opportunities that will help you continue to develop your career aspirations.
  • A working environment that is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to balance your home life and deliver effectively in your working life.
  • A generous salary that values your skills, knowledge, and experience.
  • Auto-enrolment into our pension scheme.
  • 6.8 weeks of annual leave (pro-rata) which increases according to your length of service.
  • An enhanced sick pay scheme which increases with length of service.
  • Employee Assistance Programme that offers 24/7 advice and listening for all your support needs.

Application notes

We want to move quickly to find the best person for this crucial role and have set out the following plan and dates for our selection process:

Closing date for applications: 2nd June 2023

Interviews will be held from week commencing - 5th of June 2023

Please access an application pack from our website or by emailing

An offer of employment is conditional upon satisfactory references, and eligibility to work in the UK.

To ensure that our shortlisting process is fair and consistent we require all candidates to complete an application form.

PKAVS is an Equal Opportunities employer.