HR Manager (mat cover) 18 month FTC

St Andrews

Salary is around £30,000

Denholm Associates are proud to have been asked to support one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in the world, in their search for an exceptional HR Manager to fill some big shoes on an 18-month maternity cover contract. The current role-holder is heading off on her new adventure at Christmas, so is looking to have a solid handover, ideally from early November.

You would join at a very exciting time in this society's history, as they react to Covid and its implications and look to a new way of working. The role would be predominantly remote, but the hope is that the team of 4, looking after 300 employees, will gradually return to a hybrid home/office working balance, meaning a commute to St Andrews would occasionally be a pre-requisite.

The role will entail the following responsibilities, plus anything additional as required:-

* Overall Responsibility and Management of HR Operations including:-
* Recruitment and selection processes across the organisation (not including temporary staff for professional championships).
* Ensuring compliance with policies and legislation.
* Providing advice on the writing of job descriptions, interview format and selection and conducting interviews.
* New start and induction processes ensuring successful onboarding for all new employees, including the issuing of contract paperwork.
* Probation process, including liaising with line managers, providing advice as necessary, and the issuing of paperwork.
* Performance management processes – roll out of review cycles, providing advice to employees on performance management and the use of Lattice (performance management system), the creation of guidance materials, where relevant, and analysis of key performance metrics.
* Leavers' processes, including resignations and employees on fixed term contracts, ensuring a smooth end of employment process.
* Other employee-related processes, including maternity/paternity leave; secondments; changes of line management etc.
* All operational activities related to learning and development within the organisation, including booking of training and managing attendance.
* Leading on developing and implementing robust documented processes for the above activities, ensuring all administrative activities (creation and distribution of paperwork, updating the HR System etc.) are carried out in a timely manner.
* Leading on the development of various resources to assist employees and line managers in HR operational activities.
* Providing advice and support to employees on the organisation's policies and procedures.
* Undertake reviews of HR policies and employee handbook, as required.
* Providing operational support to the Head of HR in the management of the promotions and salary review processes.
* Provide operational HR support to the wider HR team and organisation.

You should be/have:-

* The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with people at all levels.
* The ability to prioritise and manage high volume work, meeting deadlines whilst maintaining quality output.
* Analytical, with excellent organisational skills.
*  Exceptional attention to detail.
* The ability to multitask and prioritise, taking responsibility for own workload. 
* Naturally positive with a 'can do' attitude.
* Always prepared to go the extra mile, delivering service on time and to the highest standards.
* Able to work within tight time frames during busy periods.
* The ability to respect high levels of confidentiality.
* The ability to use own initiative, with minimal supervision.

This is a very exciting opportunity to work for a world-famous organisation, in a spectacular location. For further information, please contact me and I will be delighted to tell you more.

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Jill Macdonald

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Our Community

As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.

Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.

Our Environment

We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.

Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option. 

Our People

Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!

We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.

We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.

Our Purpose

Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.

Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.

The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.

As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.

And this is what we do, every day.

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Communication Advisors

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team. 

You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the key account lead with day-to-day client liaison, providing strategic counsel on day-to-day account matters when required
  • Active involvement in planning and delivering global PR, marketing and digital campaigns
  • Managing content programmes, including mapping out content themes, spotting industry trends and story angles, writing copy when required which may include opinion articles, web and social
  • Building strong media relationships, creating pitches based on your story ideas and delivering content in-to suit the client’s target media and securing opportunities
  • Planning and running client’s social media programmes, and management of their channels
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to grow brand awareness and profile our client’s businesses within their target sector through events, webinars, thought leadership
  • Producing comprehensive and timely reports on client activity 
  • Supporting in the development of client proposals to help grow or win parts of the business


In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven background in account handling and direct client liaison – 4 years’ minimum
  • Experience in an agency setting focusing on B2B communication or PR
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • A background in delivering creative, digitally led B2B communications such as LinkedIn campaigns
  • An innate understanding of earned media, with the ability to create stories and generate coverage across traditional media, digital and social
  • Experience working on content management programmes, with an awareness of the changing way business audiences consume information and an appreciation of search, paid and wider customer marketing activity, and how it all fits together
  • A history of working with clients in a variety of sectors is welcomed but experience in the tech and energy industries is advantageous.

Communication Lead

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.

Your core duties will include:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies 
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors 
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business 
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates.

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Experience in Energy, Renewables, Financial Services or Life Sciences would be very desirable
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth 
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance

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