Executive Director, Head of HR

Scottish National Investment Bank


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive Salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    03 July 2020

  • Client

    Scottish National Investment Bank

Ref: GSe65228

Delivering a fairer, greener and ambitious future for Scotland  

The Scottish National Investment Bank is being established by the Scottish Government to be a mission-based bank, with the ambition and vision to address Scotland’s economic priorities in a sustainable, inclusive and ethical way.

The Scottish Government has committed to providing £2 billion over 10 years to capitalise the Bank; this will make a material difference to the supply of capital to the Scottish economy. The Bank has real potential to transform Scotland’s economy through providing patient and growth capital for businesses, and finance for important infrastructure projects to catalyse private sector investment.

Through its Investment Strategy, the Bank will respond to missions set by Scottish Ministers which will help create and shape future markets, spark innovation and tackle socio-economic challenges. It is expected to become a cornerstone institution in Scotland’s financial landscape.

With the appointment of the Eilidh Mactaggart as Chief Executive Designate, the Scottish National Investment Bank is now looking to recruit an exceptional Executive Director, Head of HR.

Reporting to the CEO, you will shape, maintain and deliver all of the Bank’s people strategies, policies and processes and will work with the Board and the Executive to develop and embed the Bank’s culture in line with the Bank’s stated purpose, missions and values. With HR leadership experience, ideally gained in the regulated financial services sector, you will be a CIPD member, enthused by the opportunity to play a key role in establishing a cornerstone institution in Scotland’s financial landscape. Driven and ambitious, you will be confident switching quickly between strategic and operational requirements.

We need you to bring passion, energy and innovation to help us realise the ambition of the Scottish National Investment Bank.

Closing date13:00 Friday 3 July 2020
Shortlist Meetingw/c 6 July 2020
First stage interviews with Scottish National Investment Bankw/c 13 July 2020
Assessment Centre & Staff Engagement Exercisew/c 20 & 27 July 2020
Final Interviewstbc
How to apply

To apply for this post, please submit the following documentation by no later than Friday 3 July 2020 13:00:

  • A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements;
  • A statement of suitability explaining how your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the key requirements set out in the role specification;
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, this form will appear online during the application process. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way.

Candidates with disabilities

The Guaranteed Interview Scheme helps to widen employment opportunities for disabled people.  Applicants with disabilities who meet the key requirements, as stated in the role specification, and indicate they are applying under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be guaranteed an interview with Gatenby Sanderson.

To apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the separate form.

If you do not receive a notification of your application please contact julie.smith@gatenbysanderson.com

We encourage informal conversations with our team to help inform your application.

For a confidential discussion please contact:

Paddy O’Hara, Senior Researcher
E: paddy.ohara@gatenbysanderson.com
T: 0113 205 6098

Julie Myers, Senior Consultant
E: julie.myers@gatenbysanderson.com
T: 07595 779915

Michael Dobson, Partner

E: michael.dobson@gatenbysanderson.com  

T: 07891 142325

Associated documents
  1. GIS Scheme 2020.docx