Livingston James retained by College Employers Scotland to appoint new Head of National Bargaining

College Employers Scotland is the body through which the Scottish Government’s policy of National Bargaining is delivered and implemented by the collective employers in the college sector, in partnership with trade unions.

To effectively support their members to achieve their collective ambitions and ensure they have the workforce and resources to deliver excellence for students, College Employers Scotland we are looking to recruit into the business-critical role of Head of National Bargaining.

The successful candidate will build and maintain relationships with relevant trade unions to develop and secure agreements to support the programme of National Bargaining for both support and lecturing staff.  They will also play a leading role in agreeing and implementing national conditions of service across Scotland’s Further Education sector. Through the establishment and maintenance of productive relationships with relevant senior sector stakeholders (Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council), the Head of National Bargaining will ensure the delivery of a sustainable and ‘fit for the future’ college workforce.

The successful candidate will be an experienced HR professional and a solution-focused negotiator with the ability to demonstrate a track record of success in trade union negotiations, at either a local or national level. They should also be able to demonstrate relevant experience of and a passion for, the consultation process. As accomplished communicators, candidates should also possess significant personal drive and resilience and be able to respond creatively to new developments, adjusting priorities accordingly.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity that will directly support a sector involved in increasing inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Scotland. To learn more about the role please review the full role profile below or Douglas Adam via [email protected].

College Employers Scotland – Head of National Bargaining Position Profile

*NB: College Employers Scotland operates a Hybrid Working policy and whilst this post is based in Stirling, the successful candidate would not necessarily need to be in the office on a full-time basis.

College Employers Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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