Senior People Partner

Organisation: National Museums Scotland

Salary: £46,020 - £51,663

Location: Edinburgh

Senior People Partner | Full time | 37 hours

Salary: £46,020 – £51,663
Hours: 37 hours per week | Monday – Friday
Location: National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
Closing date: 15/04/2024

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe with one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world.

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, service-driven individuals to join our People (Human Resources) team.

Benefits of joining us as our Senior People Partner will include:

Annually alongside your salary of £46,020 – £51,663, National Museums Scotland contributes £13,331 – £14,966 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Pension Scheme
A generous annual leave of 28.5 days – rising to 33.5 after 5 years, plus an additional 8 paid days public holidays
Cycle to Work scheme
Free access to national (and international) museums and exhibitions
Exclusive discounts on both local and national High Street and online retailers
A range of wellbeing benefits including Employee Assistance Programme 24/7
Flexible working options such as hybrid working, part time working, paid special leave, career breaks and unpaid leave
Access to all the above and more from day one of employment.
About the Senior People Partner role:

As Senior People Partner, you’ll work directly with the senior leadership and the Head of People to develop and drive forward their Inspiring People strategy.

This is a highly visible and on the ground role. Engaging with our key stakeholders you’ll think holistically about National Museums Scotland’s overall strategy whilst championing the use of data and people metrics to drive decision-making.

As a Senior People Partner at National Museums Scotland you will:

Working with the People Team to contribute to the development and delivery of an ongoing strategic workforce plan, covering colleagues and volunteers

Providing expert HR advice, coaching and guidance to people partners, managers, and staff on HR matters and employment law

Maintaining a clear understanding and providing up to date knowledge of the legal framework within which the Museum and People Team operates within, developing People policies and guidance in line with current legislation and best practice

Delivering key People initiatives across the HR spectrum, including talent management, pay and reward, employee relations, employee engagement and performance management

Undertake regular and timely consultation and negotiation with the trade unions on People matters

Lead on operational activities related to the Civil Service Pensions scheme.
Skills and experience we’re looking for in our Senior People Partner:

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) level 7 or equivalent experience
Good working knowledge of best practice in employee relations and experience in dealing with complex case management
Experience in negotiation and consultation with trade unions
Experience in team management
Proven track record of delivering change projects.
Hiring the right person for the right job is everything to us. We want to encourage you to apply if you think this is the role for you.

Please be sure to view our recruitment pack for this role (available on our careers website: for full details of the position that may help with your application.

The closing date for applying is 15 April 2024. The Selection Event is likely to be held week commencing 22 April 2024.

Application Deadline: Monday 15/04/2024