HR Officer

Fixed Term/Secondment: Duration 12 months

National Services Scotland is a national NHS Board operating right at the heart of NHSScotland. Through our services we provide invaluable support and advice, a role we also extend to the wider public sector. As a vital part of NHSScotland, NSS’ mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

The Team

HR Services are a team within the Human Resources and Workforce Development Department, who aim to provide an excellent service in all aspects of employment, from prior to commencement of employment and throughout the employment lifecycle of all staff. This includes providing a wide range of professional services such as recruitment, terms and conditions of service and policy, advice and guidance.

The Vacancy And Candidate

We are looking for an HR Officer with excellent communication skills, written and verbal, combined with excellent organisational and time-management skills to join the recruitment team. The individual should also have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and possess good decision-making skills.
A good understanding of HR practices and a professional, confident and flexible approach is essential to balance the needs of the customers with the requirement to adhere to policy and process.
The ideal candidate should be working towards full Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Accreditation or have an equivalent level of experience in a multi-disciplined human resources environment. The candidate should ideally have experience of HR systems and be computer literate with standard Microsoft packages.
The post’s will be based in Edinburgh, but travel to other NSS sites to attend meetings will be required
The successful candidate must comply with the Mandatory Induction Standards and with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers
Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.
For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Mari Watt at to arrange a suitable time
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