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Ochil Tower School. , PH3 1AD
£27,000 - £30,000 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
40 hours per week
Work From Home:

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Today, Ochil Tower School is a thriving educational and residential community, where 27 children and young people, aged 8-21, with special and complex additional support needs live, learn and grow together.

The school is part of the Camphill Community which comprises 11 different Camphill sites in Scotland. Camphill is an international movement. Inspired by the work of Rudolph Steiner, it was founded by a group of Austrian refugees in Aberdeen at the start of WW2. At this time people with any form of learning disability were often excluded from many aspects of society in general and education in particular. Camphill took a different view and created the first Camphill school to care for and educate children with special needs. It is now a global ideology and movement.

The aim is  to create a beautiful and calm experience. Ochil Tower School is set in seven acres of stunning Perthshire countryside. This enables its children and young adults to feel more relaxed and better able to forge relationships with peers and staff. They are then more able to build self-esteem, confidence and their capacity for resilience.

The School provides excellent care and education and is not short on ambition. In October 2018, it opened a new Life Skills Centre. This facility is for young adults aged 18 – 21 and is designed to help them so that they are better prepared for the challenges of living an independent adult life by developing their skills in learning, life and work. OTS is now focused on extending the residential provision to 52 weeks. This is already being provided to eight young people with plans in place for this to be extended to all young people residing in the school by January 2023. The Board of Trustees have a commitment to further enhancing and developing their residential houses, and plans to build new educational facilities for the school.

Ochil Tower School has an exciting opportunity within our Human Resources department to join us as a Human Resources Officer, reporting to Head of People and Culture Manager.

The role will involve all aspects of Human Resources, including supporting the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems, advising on policies and procedures, recruitment and retention and maintaining employment records.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience with an office based HR role.

The role will include:-

  • Being the first point of contact for all HR advice ensuring that queries are handled and resolved in a prompt manner;
  • Provide confident and robust generalist advice, guidance and support to all managers in regard to HR policies and processes ensuring that processes are adhered to and understood, and that they are in line with current legislation and best practice;
  • Provide coaching and upskilling to managers regarding people issues including, but not limited to, disciplinaries, grievances, probations, absence management, flexible working and performance improvement;
  • Update current policies and procedures in line with legislation changes and contribute to the creation of new policies;
  • Issuing contracts, referencing and coordination of a new starter training and compliance;
  • Producing robust induction plans for new starters;
  • Logging sickness and supporting the return-to-work process whilst monitoring absence triggers;
  • Supporting with the full employee lifecycle;
  • Preparing and maintaining employee records;
  • Recruitment and retention of staff;
  • Work closely with the payroll function, meeting regularly and communicating any known changes to employment terms and conditions via the internal agreed process;
  • Continuously strive to improve and streamline the HR service by regularly reviewing processes to ensure that they remain effective, efficient and in are in accordance with the Ochil Tower School Values.

What you will need to succeed in this role:

  • CIPD Level 3 qualified essential, level 5 desirable;
  • Experience of working in a HR generalist advisory role;
  • Previous experience supporting and coaching managers and employees through low level processes – such as absence management/disciplinary/grievance/capability;
  • Confidence in speaking to colleagues at all levels;
  • Organised with an outstanding ability to prioritise;
  • Calm under pressure & can work under your own initiative;
  • A strong written & verbal communicator with an eye for detail & excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Commitment to own CPD;
  • Experience within a care or mental health setting is desirable, but not essential.

What we offer:

  • Salary: Between £27,000 - £30,000 per annum, (depending on experience);
  • Hours: Full-Time, Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm, some flexibility on working from home available;
  • 35 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Opportunity to develop professional skills and knowledge 
  • Workplace pension scheme

Please forward CV and covering letter to:-

Closing date: - 10th October 2022 @ 12 noon.