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The HR Team

Details on who to contact within the Human Resources team

HR People
Human Resources
Payroll Team

The Payroll Team processes salaries and expenses for employees, elected members and pensioners.  They deal with payroll queries and provide advice on PAYE and other related payments.

If you have a query, they can be contacted at payroll@westlothian.gov.uk

Recruitment Team

The Recruitment Team is responsible for all recruitment administration including processing of advertisements, interview administration, production of contracts, and pre-employment checks.  They also provide support to managers using the self service aspects of the Talentlink recruitment portal.

They can be contacted at recruitment@westlothian.gov.uk

HR Support Team

The HR Support Team delivers core HR administrative processes and provides 1st line advice on HR policies and procedures relating to contracts and contractual entitlements including leave arrangements.

If you have a query about a contractual entitlement, they can be contacted at  hrsupport@westlothian.gov.uk

HR Policy & Advice

The Policy & Advice Team is responsible for providing HR support to managers who are dealing with complex employment issues involving the interpretation and application of HR policies including grievance, discipline and managing organisational change.

If you have reviewed the FAQs and still require advice, they can be contacted by emailing hrpolicy@westlothian.gov.uk

Sickness Absence Team

The Sickness Absence Team provides support and guidance to managers in the management of sickness absence throughout all stages of the Sickness Absence Procedure.  The team also ensure compliance with relevant legislation and provide access to Occupational Health Services.

They can be contacted at sicknessabsence@westlothian.gov.uk

HR Systems & Information Management

The HR Systems & Information Management Team provides a workforce information service for the Council.  This includes providing responses to management information requests, and reports and statistical returns for external organisations.

They are also responsible for the support and development of HR systems and information reporting tools, in particular the integrated HR/payroll system Chris21/HR21.

If you are a manager and require HR related information, please word icon complete a report request form [35kb]

Learning & Development / Workforce Management Team

The Learning & Development/Workforce Management Team provides support in the developing and implementing strategies to improve organisational capability by providing advice and service support on employee engagement, employee wellbeing, leadership and people development including planning, designing and delivering learning and development interventions at organisational, team and individual level.

They can be contacted at learn2develop@westlothian.gov.uk 

Equality & Diversity

The Equality and Diversity Team is responsible for the promotion of Equality and Diversity throughout the council and the wider community.  The team ensure compliance with equality legislation in the councils functions and policy developments.

Employee Equality Networks
 

Service Standards