Senior Human Resources Officer, 2 High Street, Perth - PKC11533

Job Description Senior Human Resources Officer (Fixed Term until 31 July 2025) - PKC11533 £42,683 - £45,536 Pullar House, Perth To help us deliver key elements of the Council’s five year transformation and change programme, ...

Job Description

Senior Human Resources Officer (Fixed Term until 31 July 2025) - PKC11533
£42,683 - £45,536
Pullar House, Perth

To help us deliver key elements of the Council’s five year transformation and change programme, we are looking for an experienced HR professional ideally with public sector experience who has the capability and organisational skills required to undertake a comprehensive review of our current reward strategies, including pay structures, benchmarking against industry standards, employee terms and conditions and the overall compensation framework.

As the Project Lead, you will have strong knowledge of reward best practice and a general understanding of analytical job evaluation schemes and their underpinning, and application to pay and grading systems. Working with internal and external stakeholders you will ensure the Project is delivered as required. To achieve this, you need to possess highly developed communication skills; ability to build relationships, collaborate effectively with stakeholders and have excellent organisational and project management skills.

If you are an experienced Reward Specialist with a track record of developing and delivering reward strategies that align to specific cultures and goals and a commitment to continuous improvement, this may be the role for you!

For purposes of connection and collaboration with colleagues and with the community we serve, our full-time employees work on site for a minimum of 2 days per week with the arrangements for part time employees being agreed on a basis which will ensure that they benefit to an equivalent degree. Our FAQs on hybrid working can be found here Hybrid working FAQs. We are committed to being a more inclusive employer - to ensure we can consider any reasonable adjustments, please either contact the recruiting manager to discuss any individual circumstances, discuss at interview or, if you prefer, after any conditional offer is made.


You will have proven experience in a similar role and ideally have trained in the Gauge job evaluation model or a similar tool.

You should have experience of remuneration benchmarking as you will be expected to provide recommendations in terms of a future pay and grading system that is practical, fair robust and industry benchmarked.

Strong verbal and written communication skills are required for this role as you will be required to prepare reports and presentations for engagement and consultation with relevant key stakeholders.

Developing and maintaining effective relationships with trade union representatives is essential. You will be expected to participate in all consultations and negotiations through the life of the project as and when appropriate.

As the Project Lead you will be instrumental in reviewing and updating any relevant pay related policies and practices which will underpin the approved changes in compensation and benefits. 

Another key accountability aside from the Pay and Grading Project is to develop a Standing Operating Procedure for Equal Pay Audits and Pay Gap Reporting. You will also be required to assist People & Culture colleagues with carrying out this work. You should therefore have experience in analysing, interpreting and presenting internal and external pay data.

The Individual

This role requires a highly effective collaborator. You will be expected to share knowledge and coach project team members as and when required in order to help create and shape a total reward package.

You will be educated to degree level/SCQF Level 9 or equivalent.

You should be able to demonstrate your ability to:

  • Design, implement and embed robust reward policies, processes and governance frameworks
  • Deliver projects successfully and on time
  • Motivate/lead a team
  • Coach and mentor team members
  • Deal with people at all levels

For further information, please contact Leighanne Byrne, HR Team Leader (Payroll & Reward) at

When applying for this post, please provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

A healthy work life balance is important to us and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

For more information about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland, look at our Jobs, careers and employment page.

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