HR Manager

Employer Cosgrove Care
Job Type Human Resources
Location Glasgow and the West
Specific Location Glasgow
Salary £30,000 - £35,000 FTE
Closing Date Midnight, Monday 4th November 2019


Cosgrove Care was established in 1960 in Glasgow by a parent who saw the need for specialist support for her disabled child at a time when families had no right to support and children did not have access to education. The charity has grown to support over 250 children, adults and older adults today across West Central Scotland.

Cosgrove Care believe in a social model of disability and its mission and values embrace an inclusive and accessible way of working.

It is a medium sized charity, with a strong Board of Trustees and a team of over 200 staff and 90 volunteers. The organisation has an established donor database and ambitions to broaden and expand support.

Cosgrove provides a range of services covering children’s services, supported employment, intensive home support and care at home and family support for children, adults and older adults with a range of additional needs.

It provides self-directed support helping people with additional needs to find employment, become active in the community, and lead fulfilling lives.

“Cosgrove helps me make an impact in my community”

“With Cosgrove, we get to bridge the generation gap”

“Cosgrove has enabled me to improve my health and well-being”

Their video says it all:

Overarching objective of the Human Resources Manager post: This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the SMT of an ambitious and growing charity to develop and drive the HR strategy. Learning and development is a key component of this role; Cosgrove has a new team of First Line Managers who are dedicated to making a difference and L&D opportunities will be important to supporting and developing the professional and personal capabilities of these dedicated individuals.

Cosgrove prides itself on supporting its staff as it values the dedication they bring to help realise Cosgrove Care’s vision:

At Cosgrove, we aim to improve the lives of people with additional needs and their families so that they have the same opportunities as everyone else.

Their most recent accounts (F18) note the success of bringing all staff in line with the Scottish Living Wage in a challenging financial environment. It also secured the Investing in Young People Standard and maintained the Investor in People Standard.

They also secured a revised set of values and introduced new values training to improve practice and quality across Cosgrove Care. This is vital to support retention of staff and for the delivery of high quality support which is key to success.

If this sounds like an organisation that you can get on board with, and bring other people on board to join current staff you need to bring the right blend of skills.

You will therefore have a solid grounding in the following skills and aptitudes:

• Strong HR generalist experience covering all aspects of HR, particularly recruitment, absence management, performance management and restructuring

• Current employment law knowledge

• Experience of managing L&D in an organisation

• Strong experience of investigating and managing disciplinary and grievance situations

• Supportive team player

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders

• Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with a range of people using tact and diplomacy

• Experience of working with databases

• Must be highly organised, with excellent attention to detail, including the ability to work on own initiative and manage and prioritise workload

• Excellent IT skills. Competent in the use of MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

• Self-starter who can juggle multiple priorities

• Will thrive in an extremely busy environment

• Willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’ to help with other activities outside your core role e.g. helping with the Kilt Walk or annual Charity Sports Evening event

In return Cosgrove provide a range of benefits including:

• Annual Leave – 6 weeks, rising by 1 day per year to 7 weeks after 5 years’ service

• Pension – auto-enrolment scheme - 3% employer contribution, 5 % employee contribution

• Flexible working

You may have Third Sector experience or if you have ever considered working in the Third Sector then this could be the role where you can utilise your transferable skills and experience to make a difference and kick start your charity career


This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of Cosgrove Care by BTA. If you, or anyone that you know, would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] as soon as possible for further information prior to making your application.

Closing date: Midnight, Monday 4th November 2019

Interview date: Friday 15th November 2019

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