Senior HR Officer

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Glasgow (On site)
  • Closing 19th April 2024

  • Advertised from 2nd April 2024
  • Permanent.
  • 32 days annual leave and 10 Public Holidays - Statutory Pension Entitlement


Mainstay Trust supports adults with learning disabilities across Glasgow.

We have around 150 staff who work across housing support, care at home and care home services. We have four Service Managers and most services have a Senior Support Worker to support staff on a day to day basis.

We are recruiting a Senior HR Officer to join our team in Glasgow:

Purpose of Post:

The purpose of the Senior HR Officer role is to support the continuous improvement of the organisation as a whole by providing high quality advice, guidance and support for the effective management of all human resource functions across the organisation. This will include the ongoing development of management team members in understanding and leading with best practice in terms of managing staff as well as ensuring the organisation has robust and effective processes for recruitment, induction, training, registration compliance, absence management and the wellbeing of all staff. It will be beneficial for the individual involved in this role to have an excellent understanding of the care sector and necessary to understand current legislative requirements in this field as well as UK HR and Employment legislation.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To manage recruitment and induction process based on organisational needs including advertising, interviewing, pre-employment checks and onboarding
  • To ensure ongoing compliance for all staff in relation to their registration status with the SSSC, including monitoring CPD and registration status
  • To offer guidance in best practice to managers for undertaking investigations in line with the organisations disciplinary/grievance policy and procedure
  • To support managers with all formal meetings including disciplinary and grievance
  • To manage absence and attendance to meet and consistently support required rates
  • To review, update and maintain all policies and procedures relating to the employment relationship
  • To develop and maintain a programme that supports the Fair Work First Guidance to ensure the organisation is compliant with the ethos of this guidance
  • To maintain an effective Staff Wellbeing policy and programme.

Key Skills:

  • An excellent understanding of employment legislation within the social care environment, including regulatory bodies
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills at all levels of engagement
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Proven knowledge of UK HR and Employment legislation, with the ability to use appropriate judgement while working pragmatically to mitigate risk to the organisation
  • Proven track record of conducting disciplinary matters, resolving grievances and supporting staff with short and long term physical and mental health conditions and employment related processes
  • Ability to plan ahead and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft, excel and database software
  • An ability to gather, analyse and report on data and stats including absence and disciplinary


  • To promote a positive, settled and stable environment for all staff
  • To identify, record and report all areas of required change to the CEO
  • To lead on interactions with staff in relation to health, safety and wellbeing at work including updating the Staff Area on our website and promote leading by example
  • To have clear objectives for each area of work with realistic expectations communicated to senior management team through monthly reporting

Teamwork and Working Relationships:

  • To develop and maintain professional and caring relationships between staff and line managers through continuous improvement activities
  • To proactively engage in positive and professional relationships with all stakeholders involved in the continuous improvement and development of the organisation
  • To work cooperatively as part of a team including attending and contributing to relevant team meetings.
  • To develop the senior and middle management team as line managers with a focus on leading by example

Organisational Responsibilities:

  • You will adhere at all times to Mainstay Trust Ltd Policies and Procedures
  • You will maintain a safe working environment ensuring your own personal safety and the safety of others, reporting to CEO any concerns you have about the safety of the working environment and confirming steps taken to reduce any potential hazards identified.
  • You will respect the differing roles within the organisation and engage with each stakeholder group in a manner which is both inclusive and professional


  • The post holder will be subject to reference and right to work in the UK checks
  • The post holder may be required to work occasional evenings/weekends
  • To undertake any other reasonable task or responsibility as required by the organisation in line with the needs of ongoing staff development

Application notes

Completed application forms to be sent to:

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 19th April 2024

Interviews is likely to be week beginning 29th April