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Top job! Director of People

  • Full time
  • £62,000 – £67,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st October 2023

  • Advertised from 19th September 2023


We are recruiting for a Director of People to join our Leadership team.

Working closely with our CEO, Remunerations and Nominations Committee, Board and wider organisation, the post holder will lead the development and implementation of a people strategy and framework, designed to support our growth and deliver strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment.

Right There is a charity working to prevent people becoming homeless and separated from their loved ones.

We’re here for children and adults who are living with the effects of poverty, addiction or broken relationships. Walking alongside people at home and in the community, we provide tailored support and form trusting relationships to help people feel happier, safer and more confident to live their lives.

Rooted in communities across Scotland for almost 200 years, we’re there for people going through tough times. Our work won’t stop until everyone has an equal chance to create a safe and supportive place to call home.

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out a Job Design review to ensure clarity on role responsibilities emphasising accountability and minimising duplication
  • Complete a Job Evaluation review to ensure jobs are fairly and accurately measured and rewarded to support Right There strategic goals
  • Ensure both projects are benchmarked externally against appropriate organisations
  • Develop and embed a framework which clearly articulates the behaviours associated with success in role and leads to positive culture change
  • Focus on the importance of developing an agile organisation where people are accountable and able to adapt to a rapidly changing sector
  • Provide both strategic leadership and operational management to the People team, promoting best practice and continuous learning
  • Develop and implement policies and practices to improve employee retention, where metrics show there is a need
  • Develop and implement effective and efficient People management information systems, utilising technology to reduce costs, to support strategic decision-making
  • Ensure HR governance is in place for management information, data security, systems integrity, risk management and business continuity planning
  • Promote the health, safety and welfare of employees and volunteers ensuring Right There and legislative requirements are met
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes which impact on the work carried out by the People team, alerting the Leadership Team well in advance of significant changes coming

Role details:

  • Working hours are 35 per week worked Monday to Friday
  • Your core place of work is 15 Dava Street, Glasgow, G51 2JA
  • Annual leave entitlement of 210 hours holiday (equivalent to 6 weeks) pro rata per year in the first year rising to 280 hours (equivalent to 8 weeks) pro rata per year in the second. This includes public holidays.

We’re looking for you to have gained extensive HR experience across a variety of sectors and/or organisations. We’re also looking for you to be an excellent leader with senior management experience with a focus on business partnering as well as being an excellent communicator and influencer.

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