Head of People and Culture

Organisation: Eden Scott

Salary: Negotiable

Location: Edinburgh

Eden Scott is delighted to be recruiting a Head of People and Culture for our client, Dynamic Earth, the leading earth science engagement charity, located just off the bottom end of The Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

The Head of People and Culture will attract, retain and develop the best people, united by a common culture and a
shared commitment for delivering effective science engagement.

Wider role context;
Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, you will be responsible for the day to day management of the People & Culture function for Dynamic Earth Enterprises Ltd and Dynamic Earth Charitable Trust. You will be responsible for all aspects of the employee life cycle and provide day-to-day support to managers across the organisation.

Key duties

HR Policy framework – You will lead on ensuring we have a comprehensive and compliant policy handbook. It will cover every aspect of employee engagement to ensure Dynamic Earth is a great and responsible employer.

Recruitment and employee development – You will establish and support an organisation-wide approach to finding, attracting, developing and retaining the best people. You will lead on managing employee data and performance reporting

Pay, reward and recognition – You will lead on helping us define approaches to pay, wider benefits and how we provide more-than-money recognition for our people.The monthly Values Award and the annual Staff Survey will be led by you.

New ways of working – You will lead on developing and rolling out new ways of working that deliver better performance and a greater work/life balance.

Leading change and transformation – You will develop ways to ensure colleagues are able and willing to support change by fostering the right shared culture. Building employee resilience and wellbeing will be key.

Enabling effective management of HR processes – You will evolve and oversee new ways for managing payroll, absence management and other people processes. In this way you will enable managers to manage in a supported way.

Drive inclusion across the organisation – You will play a key role in driving and reporting success against our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion ambitions.

Essential skills

Employment legislation – You will have a strong knowledge of employment law and know how to keep the organisation up to date on all related compliance matters.

Blended workforce experience – You will have HR experience of supporting permanent, temporary and volunteer workforce types.

HR procedures – You will know how the ‘engine room’ of a HR function operates, especially in relating to how to embed good practise across an organisation.

Handling sensitive data and situations – You will know how to manage employee data and issues that arise in a calm, confidential and positive way.

Organisational development and performance – You will be familiar with how an organisation can drive success through developing the way it works.

Desirable skills

Experience working with Sage HR and/or Sage 50 Payroll

Knowledge of Scottish visitor attractions marketplace

Empathy for the charitable ambitions of Dynamic Earth

Experience working for a leading charity

Application Deadline: Wednesday 31/05/2023