HR Manager (Policy & Reward)

Closing date
17/01/2019, 12:00
Normal Office Hours
Full-Time - 37 Hours
Working within the Employment Relations and Reward Team (ER&R), lead on the development, review and delivery of ER&R products and services, including HR policies and procedures, pay and reward outcomes, employee engagement initiatives and providing subject matter expert advice and guidance across a range of media, consultation and negotiating with Trade Union Partners and other stakeholders as required.
Responsibility for reviewing, monitoring and developing HR policies, procedures, products and services in consultation with Trade Union Partners and internal and external stakeholders, ensuring on-going compliance with current employment legislation and Civil Service Management Code provisions.
Preparing and planning for both general and specific reward and engagement interventions for the SPS including scoping, negotiation and implementation of annual staff pay outcomes and employee benefits framework.
Providing advice and support to users to ensure consistency and effectiveness of Employment Relations and Reward products and HR policies, identifying potential organisational risks and proposing solutions where appropriate.
Support the formulation and preparation for the negotiation of corporate-level change initiatives with Trade Union Partners and internal stakeholders, including leading on HR projects where required.
Researching and preparing correspondence in relation to Employment Relations and Reward matters, including briefings for Executive Management Group and Scottish Government.
Leading on the resolution of individual and collective disputes at national and local level developing the Management case for matters progressing to ACAS conciliation or arbitration.
Person Specification

SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.

Qualifications Requirements

Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) or actively working towards and likely to achieve within a 6 month period.


Degree-level qualification in an HR or business related discipline.


Experience Requirements

Experience in the design, development, implementation and review of HR products such as policies, procedures or collective agreements.


Experience of interpreting and applying key aspects of employment law, taking account of organisational context.


Experience in the management of Employee Reward or Employee Relations.


Knowledge Skills Requirements

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) with the ability to vary and tailor your style of communication to suit the needs of the audience.


Planning, Implementation and Control

Evidence of your excellent organisational skills, demonstrating your ability to prioritise, forward plan and manage competing demands of your own and others’ workload to ensure outputs are delivered on time.


Problem Solving & Decision Making

Excellent decision-making skills with evidence of your ability to analyse complex issues, problem solve and produce credible recommendations by exercising a high level of initiative, judgement and discretion in proposing appropriate actions to be undertaken.


Building & Maintaining Relationships

Leadership and management skills with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, demonstrating your ability to negotiate with and positively influence others to achieve desired results.


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