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HR Business Partner

Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date: 30/09/2023


Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum, dependent on experience Location: Central Service: Head Office
Hours: 36


We are a charity with decades of experience supporting people across Scotland, providing those who need us with support that ranges from Mental Health, Learning Disability and Neurodiversity, Youth and Adult homelessness and Older People services.

Why work with us?

We have the following benefits to help attract and retain the best talent, ensuring we provide high quality care to those we support:

  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • Death in benefit cover (2 times salary)
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • Fully funded qualifications
  • Career development and progression opportunities

**We are also offering a £500 welcome bonus for all newly recruited colleagues after a successful 6 month probation period – please visit our website for full details**

Meet the Team

We are here to answer any questions you may have.


Role of the HR Business Partner 

The responsibility of this role is to act as a Business Partner to all colleagues, ensuring a positive, equitable and consistent employment experience for all.

You will act as a strategic, thought leader, working in partnership with our Service Managers and Central teams helping to guide, advise, mentor and coach them with their employee and team related questions. You will be accountable for operational matters which arise as a result of business priorities. You will collaborate with your People team peers to deliver great service to all.

You will be asked to promote our withYOU values and behaviours and role model these with all those you connect with in your role. There will be many opportunities for you to lead and manage projects which prioritise the well-being of our people. We want you to be a problem solver, who can respond quickly to challenges in the workplace and the wider external regulatory environment; anticipate potential barriers and find opportunities to overcome these which meet the needs of the organisation.

You will be our champion of people initiatives across the organisation promoting consistency of systems and processes in support of our people.  We are looking for you to be innovative, be curious and challenge our current ways of working to continuously improve the way we work.

Regular travel to withYOU’s service locations will be required.


Responsibilities of the HRBP

Strategy & Planning

  • Advocate for proactive people focused policies and initiatives that align with withYOU’s strategic priorities and promote positive organisational culture.
  • Remain current in your knowledge on trends in human resource management, particularly in the social care sector.
  • Collaborate closely with members of the people team and peers across withYOU to ensure a consistent approach to how we work.
  • Anticipate and adapt to changing people’s needs and actively participate in transformation across organisation to meet these needs.
  • Be an external networker, participate in HR forums, networks and discussions; enjoy developing and learning through these networks, and bring new thinking into the organisation whilst also positioning withYOU externally in the HR space.


HR Advisory

  • Contribute to the process in identifying HR initiatives and solve people management issues in a manner that complements withYOU’s culture and service priorities.
  • Develop meaningful relationships with the Management Teams; identify opportunities and challenges, collaboratively solve problems, while demonstrating confidence in your role and advocate on HR issues.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of team members, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Contribute to developing departmental data which forms part of quarterly and annual reporting with trends, metrics and KPIs.
  • Be the first point-of-contact for performance management questions and participate in the development and cascade of performance management policy, process, templates, and guidelines.
  • Support managers to be good managers according to withYOU requirements: develop, coach and mentor to increase management effectiveness. Support managers where performance may not be meeting withYOU’ standards.
  • Work closely with management and team members to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Conduct and capture trends from exit interviews for team members completing service with withYOU. Share the trends quarterly with the Head of People & Culture.
  • Provide input on business unit restructuring, transfers, hiring and succession planning.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and/or Professional Qualifications


·         SCQF Level 9 (or above) qualification in Human Resource Management or experience equivalent.

Experience & Skills

  • Demonstrable experience working in fast paced, fluid, Human Resources function
  • Be a recognised top performer with energy, intelligence, strong analytical skills and highly evolved interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrable history of providing excellent customer service and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of HR best practices.
  • A historically demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Be able to interrogate data and use data sources to support evidence-based people decision making.
  • Proven experience and intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as the ability to navigate the Internet/intranet.
  • Social care sector experience and/or interest preferred.

Success Factors

You will thrive in a fast-paced environment prone to rapid change. The most successful withYOU team members have a positive approach, a strong commitment to teamwork and personal accountability and the ability to be flexible and ensure that effective communication is a priority in all situations.


Please note:


It is withYOU’s policy to encourage the personal development of staff. withYOU will support staff in line with the requirements of the job and the responsibilities of the organisation

All staff will attend statutorily required training and have access to training appropriate to the requirements of the role and their personal development;

All staff will receive regular and responsive social care supervision from their line manager.


This is an initial 12 month fixed term role.

To apply, please submit a CV via BreatheHR by 30th September 2023:

If you experience any issues applying, please e-mail:

The hiring manager is: Eilidh McFadyen, and she can be contacted at: