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Assistant HR Officer – Recruitment & Resourcing

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Salary:competitive (dependant on experience but ranging from £28,000 - £30,500) 

Working pattern:Full time, Permanent 


Closing date:11 October 2021 at midnight 

Who we are

Legal aid plays a vital role in Scottish society by enabling people to enforce and protect their rights, defend themselves and manage their personal affairs and relationships. The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) is a national funding body for most solicitors and advocates delivering publicly funded legal services.

SLAB also has a role in advising Scottish Ministers on the strategic development of legal assistance.

We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce. We pride ourselves as being an employer of choice.

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that we have had to limit access to our offices. The majority of our colleagues are currently working remotely from home. Once it is safe to do so we look forward to welcoming everyone back. This would include you, should your application be successful. So it is important that you live within a commutable distance to Edinburgh.

The Role

The Assistant HR Officer will play an essential role in supporting the organisation’s staff movements. The primary purpose of the role is to provide recruitment expertise throughout SLAB and its direct services. The post holder will work closely with hiring managers to advise on, facilitate and monitor changes in staff resources and numbers as a result of changing business needs.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background within a busy resourcing function such as a recruitment agency and/or internal recruitment function with experience recruiting for local or central government, justice sector or another similar profession. They will act as an internal specialist advising on the best methods and practices to maximise resourcing opportunities on multiple levels across all business functions. The candidate should have experience delivering the full/360 recruitment cycle and have strong interviewing skills.

Besides resourcing, the Assistant HR Officer will be also be involved in other HR functions such as providing advice to managers and staff on an ad hoc basis in line with HR policies and practices. The successful candidate will also have a unique opportunity to be involved in the recruitment policy review planned for 2021/2022.

To access the full job description, person specification and application details, please click the “Apply Online” button or visit

Candidate's profile
  • A demonstrable desire for a career in HR with a particular interest in recruitment and selection processes

  • Previous recruitment experience and strong interviewing skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in particular the ability to communicate at all levels with a variety of stake-holders

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build cooperative relationships and handle difficult and complex communication with a variety of stakeholders

  • Flexible and adaptable to the requirements of the job and others within the team

  • A high degree of self-motivation, enthusiasm and discipline, displaying a pro-active approach at all times and an ability to work under pressure

  • Good attention to detail and able to use own initiative

  • A good level of competence in MS Office packages

  • Excellent problem solving and strong decision making skills, ability to use own initiative, negotiating skills and ability to influence others to finalise projects within agreed deadlines

  • Ability to work under pressure within tight time constrains and to manage a broad work load

  • Ability to probe for further information or carry out further research if appropriate and thereafter present the information clearly to others

  • Demonstrates integrity and maintains confidentiality

  • A strong work ethic

We are offering a stable and secure permanent role on a full-time basis in a friendly and flexible work environment. The successful candidate will have access to a full range of employment benefits offered by the Scottish Legal Aid Board, which are listed in the full job description.

Application Information

For assistance, please contact Klaudia Hall on or 0131 240 2145.

Completed applications should be returned by midnight Monday the 11th of October. Interviews will be organised via a video call shortly after.