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HR Director

About the role


Due to the early retirement of the current HR Director, Morton Fraser are looking to hire.

Morton Fraser is a Scottish Top Ten firm with a strong cultural reputation based on Clarity. The HRD will be expected to take a pivotal role in leading their cultural agenda, leading the design and delivery of the firm’s HR strategy and framework, implementing optimum HR practices and embedding HR policies and procedures, to support the firm’s strategic goals.

Key Results Areas

  • Identify and implement HR priorities to support firm goals and objectives, working alongside partners and directors to provide pragmatic, commercial and strategic advice to the executive management team
  • Work closely with partners and line management providing expert guidance on a variety of HR matters
  • Lead and develop the HR team
  • Collate and monitor human capital metrics and provide annual analysis to identify trends and relevant measures of success
  • Develop effective HR procedures and policies to reflect business aims and implement optimum HR practice initiatives appropriate to a partnership
  • Ensure implementation of HR framework externally benchmarked and accredited
  • Monitor changes in employment legislation, and provide advice and recommendations to Partners in relation to development of new, or amending existing, policies and benefits. Ensure all policies and procedures are up to date, legally compliant and communicated to relevant parties
  • Design and deliver a talent management strategy to include career and professional development of our people, including a talent pipeline, developing internal and external learning initiatives to develop and support a learning culture
  • Develop total reward initiative ensuring competitive reward package in the context of individual contribution and external benchmarks
  • Responsible for the operational element of all HR processes within the lifecycle of an employee, implementation delegated to the HR Manager along with good practice Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Overall responsibility for the personnel administration function ensuring HR database used to maximum advantage, delegated to the HR Manager
  • Contribute to business strategy and the planning process, outwith HR, as a member of the management team

Qualifications and Experience

  • You are a Member of the CIPD
  • You have at least 10 years of HR experience with 3-5 years being in a senior HR post, preferably in a professional services environment
  • You have experience of managing professional people
  • You have a good working knowledge of employment legislation

For further details please submit a copy of your CV (with a breakdown of current remuneration) to Alix Meekison at