HR Director

  • Location: glasgow
  • Term: Permanent Position
  • Salary: Competitive
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Job Description

Waracle collaborates with ambitious businesses on their most challenging technology and digital product missions. We partner with some of the UK’s biggest brands in Health Tech, Fintech and Clean Tech. Recently recognised by Clutch as one of the Top B2B companies in the UK, we are constantly seeking top industry talent to join our team and grow our expertise.

We are looking for an HR Director to join and lead exciting development plans as part of wider business progression.

Based in Central Scotland and able to work across Waracle office locations in Scotland and England as required,  in a hybrid remote working pattern.

The Role

This role will have true responsibility for the development and direction of the HR function as it pertains to service delivery and the wider group whilst reporting into the Chief Operating Officer. The HR Director will instil insightful, creative people solutions to align with and promote the organisations cultural, performance and development goals. This role will also support the setting of group business strategies.

Creation and development of progressive plans in areas such as performance management, well-being and talent attraction will form a large focal aspect of this role. You will ensure that policy is modern, equitable and engaging, leading to successful employee retention and future talent planning. As part of reviewing the EVP and its suitability, you will also lead the creation of an exciting employee focused reward strategy that ticks the boxes of best practice and a great market position.

As a leader in an ambitious company you will work collaboratively with the SLT on the strategic plans.

Some areas the role would include:

  • Developing and managing employee compensation and benefits programs that are competitive and aligned with industry standards.
  • Developing and implementing performance management systems that align with the company’s goals and values, providing training and development opportunities to improve employee skills and productivity, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Creating and managing policies and procedures that promote a positive work environment and managing employee relations.
  • Ensuring compliance with employment laws and regulations, including diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Using HR data to inform decision-making and improve HR programs and processes.
  • Designing and delivering leadership and management development programmes .


  • You will have previous experience operating at board level, being a sound, trusted advisor to a progressive organisation.
  • You will have a proven capacity to build strong relationships, cultivating a respect based mindset internally.
  • You will bring new, rationalised ideas and solutions, focused on the organisation's commercial planning and be comfortable as an innovator.
  • You will have demonstrable experience in an ambitious, progressive HR and commercial operations ideally within a professional services, digital product environment.
  • MA, MBA or CIPD Qualifications are desirable but not essential.
  • Experience in M&A

Recruitment process

Research shows that underrepresented groups tend to only apply when they tick every box. So if you think you have the skills, but don’t meet every single bullet point above, please still apply. We’d love to have a chat with you.

The recruitment process you can expect for this role is an initial call with your dedicated Talent Acquisition Partner who will chat with you about Waracle, what you are looking for in a new position, the salary for the role, notice period and benefits (the important stuff!). After that, will follow a 2 stage Interview process where you have an opportunity to find out more about the role and showcase your skills and experience through an interview including a presentation. Your Talent Acquisition Partner will guide you through the whole process to your first day with us.

Benefits for our people

Working for Waracle means you are part of an energetic and diverse community of technologists who care deeply about making a difference. We offer a wide range of benefits that support your wellbeing, health, personal and professional development goals. Our benefits package is reviewed regularly to ensure the best experience for everyone.

  • Company Pension iconCompany Pension Scheme matching 5%
  • Medicash proactive iconMedicash proactive
  • Group sickness cover iconGroup sickness cover
  • Death in service benefit iconDeath in service benefit
  • Regular fun meetups iconRegular fun meetups
  • Enhanced maternity / paternity leave iconEnhanced maternity / paternity leave
  • Cycle to work scheme iconCycle to work scheme
  • Remote first ethos iconRemote first ethos
  • 31 days off icon35 days holidays
  • Discounts iconDiscounts
  • Flexible hours available iconFlexible hours available

Frequently-asked questions

Here are some of the things that people tend to ask about working at Waracle.

Yes, please contact us to discuss options.

Yes, we hire both permanent and contract candidates. You will see on each job advert whether the role is open to contract applications. We have both inside and outside IR35 projects.

Most of our positions offer full remote working within the UK with optional use of any of our offices. Currently, we don’t offer remote working outside of the UK as standard.

We are approved sponsors and can offer sponsorship for qualifying vacancies. Please check the job advert you are applying for and alternatively join our talent pool for a future opportunity.

Yes, please contact us to discuss options.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

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