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HR Policy Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £37,965
  • Stirling
  • Closing 23rd March 2023

  • Advertised from 3rd March 2023
  • 35 hours per week, may consider 2 x 0.5 FTE (17.5 hours per week).


College Employers Scotland is the body through which the Scottish Government’s Policy of National Bargaining is delivered and implemented by the collective employers in the college sector, in partnership with trade unions.

The postholder will work as a key member of the Colleges Employers Scotland Team by providing HR advice, guidance, and support to the National Bargaining Leads in pay, conditions of service, policy development/ implementation and project leadership.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a technical knowledge of the HR matters and employment issues applicable to the sector.
  • Identify and analyse appropriate robust statistical information and related sector HR data to support the National Bargaining Leads and wider team in the National Bargaining process.
  • Provide advice, guidance and support to members and stakeholders on a range of HR topics related to National Bargaining.
  • Provide advice to the National Bargaining Leads on a range of HR topics using effective communication methods. E.g. written briefings, meetings, and presentation.
  • Create first draft reports and papers on HR policy issues that will inform and advise members, colleagues, and stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with members and trade unions to ensure that effective outcomes are achieved.
  • Work with members and trade unions to develop and support the implementation of agreed actions relevant to National Bargaining.
  • Gather and collate member feedback to help inform service development.
  • Use confidential employment data to identify issues, to compile reports and to provide solutions to HR issues applicable to the sector
  • Undertake research on specific HR topics/issues, using benchmarking with other comparable organisations, and produce briefings/reports based on key findings.
  • Represent the organisation on agreed Committees and Working Groups and, where required by the National Bargaining Leads, act as the secretariat/technical support.
  • Create first draft sector HR policies and where required, procedures in line with current employment law being mindful when these will require to be updated.
  • Proactively support College Employers Scotland wider HR activities, such as Job Evaluation as required.
  • Proactively share knowledge and intelligence with the National Bargaining Leads, other team members, sector contacts, across committees and within relevant networks.
  • Undertake projects and other tasks as directed by the National Bargaining Leads.

NB: Colleges Scotland operates a Hybrid Working Policy and whilst this post is based in Stirling, the successful candidate would not necessarily need to be in the office on a full-time basis.

Application notes

The closing date is Thursday 23 March 2023.

Interviews expected to take place on Wednesday 19 April 2023.

If you would like further information on this post, please visit the myjobscotland website or contact Gavin Donoghue, Director of College Employers Scotland, Tel: 07801 887 820, email:

To apply for this post, please visit the myobscotland website.