People and Culture Partner

Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: £35,489 - £48,365 per annum

Location: Edinburgh Zoo

The role

To act as a strategic thought partner to Heads of Department and managers, providing effective, professional and proactive HR solutions/programmes which enable individuals and teams to maximise their potential while fostering a culture of inclusivity and readiness for change.

Some of the things you’ll do:

Support the business to attract, retain and develop talent whilst maintaining compliance to employment legislation and best practice and promoting diversity and inclusion.
Manage the effective and timely handling of employee relations case work (disciplinary, grievances, performance improvement, capability) with dignity and respect and implement initiatives to drive and maintain an overall culture of excellent employee relations and healthy communications.
Lead/support on the design and/or delivery of key people projects in line with department objectives, organisational changes and continual improvement initiatives with the aim of achieving alignment and effective communication of key HR priorities. Provide HR expertise to projects led by others.
Design, develop and delivery of training/development initiatives to support and maiximise individuals/teams potential; maximising their performance within the organisation.
Interpret and produce high quality, accurate MI and KPI reports (HR data) to identify people issues and trends within the business and work together with key stakeholders in order to formulate and implement solutions.

What we’re looking for:

You’ll be educated to degree level or hold equivalent experience
Fully CIPD qualified (Chartered member status from the CIPD)
Strong technical and operational knowledge of an array of HR activities from a generalist perspective (e.g. Employee Relations, Diversity and Inclusion, People Analytics)
Specialist knowledge and operational experience in one or more the following areas – organisational development, performance and reward, learning and development.
Skilled in the art of building and maintaining effective relationships at all levels with the ability to establish good rapport and credibility.
What you’ll get in return:

37.5hr working week (Monday to Friday with some weekend working on a rotational pattern and travel between our locations)
34 days annual leave (pro rata)
Access to a healthcare plan
Employer contributory pension scheme
You will receive a staff membership which will give you (and family/friends) free (and discounted) entry to both the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo as well as a number of other Zoo’s across the UK.
Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.

The position will close at 12pm on Monday 5 December 2022.

Please see the role profile for further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria.

Application Deadline: Monday 05/12/2022