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Interim Strategic Adviser Head of HR - Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom,

Harvey Nash's Edinburgh based client is looking for an Interim Head of HR/OD for a contract of up to 2 year to join their team based in the city centre, who have been charged with establishing a Scottish National Investment Bank.

The Organisation

The Bank will work along other providers of finance to improve access to finance to SMEs in the range of £0.1m to £20m, along with providing access to more patient capital for mission-based finance to support development of Scotland's wider economy. £340m has been allocated for initial lending between over 2 and it aims to mature into a business with a capitalisation of portfolio of £2bn by 2025. This is one of the most high-profile Public Programmes of work within Scotland, and you will play a pivotal role in the success of this new venture.

The role

The team size and scope of the programme is growing significantly. You will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategies, policies and procedures required to support this team, and lead on the Organisational Development strategy and associated activities. As a senior HR leader you will have broad experience in a range of HR and OD areas, including HR services provision, transactional business, policy and compulsory transfers (ideally TUPE). The core task will be to provide strategic foresight on the HR and OD needs of the organisation, and contribute to the development of our people, systems, processes and initial appointments.

The successful candidates will have:

  • Senior HR experience across operational and advisory HR/OD areas
  • The ability to set and establish an HR/OD strategy for the Bank, linked to that of the Bank - including recruitment, performance management, dismissal and remuneration structures
  • A track record in designing, implementing and managing talent processes and reporting
  • Experience of establishing the required induction and training frameworks that are required
  • Experience in recruitment and contract management experience
  • Development of employment policies and people requirements as the Bank is established
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements as applicable, especially FCA related regulations
  • Experience of working with business units to identify recruitment need and effective sourcing of candidates
  • Working with transfers from across the public or private sectors, new recruitment processes and secondments from public bodies or private sector businesses (TUPE would be great)
  • Expertise in seeking relevant budgetary and candidate approval, including helping test and potentially develop a framework for these approvals

A suitable candidate would have had experience of working in a HR function in a financial services business, ideally with a dynamic and growing team. You would have exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong track record of confidential, efficient and decisive approach to growing a team and the HR capabilities required for this

This is up to 2 years contract on offer with interviews to take place at short notice and a start date in January. For more information please click apply and for more information call Graeme McNaull.