HR Advisor

HR Advisor

  • 21 hours per week
  • Starting salary £27,775 pro rata plus benefits

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, and experienced individual, ideally with a charitable organisation background, to join us to support and promote the work of Families Outside through our HR function.

Families Outside is the only national organisation in Scotland working exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment. The organisation exists because the negative impact imprisonment has on the children and families left behind, often leading to longer-term hardship and exclusion. Our purpose is to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live lives free from stigma and disadvantage.

The HR Advisor role provides employee-focused advice and support, utilising excellent communication, coaching and influencing skills to drive employee engagement.

The successful candidate will have substantial and demonstrable generalist HR knowledge and experience covering all major HR functions including recruitment and selection, induction, learning and development, employee engagement and reward, performance management, and employment legislation. You will provide a generalist in-house HR service and work closely with managers and employees across the organisation, offering advice and support where required. Ideally this experience would include a third sector environment.

This role will be based in our Edinburgh office, but Families Outside has introduced a blended working policy to allow our staff to balance their time attending the office with time working from home. The number of days you will be expected to attend the office each week can be discussed as part of the recruitment process.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits including hybrid working, travel expenses, access to a pension scheme, laptop and mobile phone, and 25 days paid holiday plus 10 public holidays (pro rata).

If you are this person and are interested in finding out more, then we want to hear from you.

Submitting your application

Please submit your application in the Word format the document is in to the email address on the form. Do not convert to a PDF. Our head office address is also provided on the form if you wish to post your application, but we strongly advise emailing instead.

Informal enquiries are welcome: please contact Elaine Stalker (Head of Resource & Development) at or telephone 07958 794149 or 0131 557 9800.

All applications should be emailed to

Closing date: 5.00pm, Monday 13th June 2022.

Interviews: Wednesday, 22nd June (interviews will be held in person at 17 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh EH1 3NX).

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