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The HR Team

Details on what we do and how to get in touch

HR People
Human Resources
Pay & Control Team

The team processes salaries and expenses for employees, elected members and pensioners.  They deal with payroll queries and provide advice on PAYE and other related statutory and non-statutory payments, including pension and third party payments to HMRC.

Information on pay dates, salary scales and pensions can be found here.  If you are unable to find the information you require here, the payroll team can be contacted at payroll@westlothian.gov.uk or on 01506 282222

Recruitment Team

The team is responsible for all recruitment administration including processing of advertisements, interview administration, production of contracts, and pre-employment checks.

You can find relevant policies; guidance and forms here. If you are unable to find the information you require here, the recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@westlothian.gov.uk or on 01506 282222

HR Support Team

The team delivers core HR administrative processes and provides 1st line advice on terms and conditions of employment and application of HR policies and procedures.

You can find information on HR policies & procedures here.  If you have a query cannot find the information you are looking for here, the HR Support team can be contacted at hrsupport@westlothian.gov.uk or on 01506 282222

Supporting Attendance Team

The team provides support and guidance to managers in the management of sickness absence throughout all stages of the Supporting Attendance at Work Policy. The team also ensure compliance with relevant legislation and provides access to Occupational Health Services.

You can find the Supporting Attendance at Work Policy, along with associated guidance and forms here. If you cannot find the information you are looking for here, the Sickness Absence team can be contacted at sicknessabsence@westlothian.gov.uk or on 01506 282222.

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 are a manager and require support in dealing with an on-going case you should contact your HR/Senior HR Business Adviser directly to discuss. Any other policy queries should be directed to the HR Support Team.

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.

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

If you are a manager and require HR related information, or require HR related information for an Freedom of Information request, please word icon complete a report request form [61kb]

Learning & Development / Workforce Management Team

The Learning & Development/Workforce Management Team provides support in 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.  The team are also responsible for MyLearning, the councils e-learning system.

Further information on the team and details of how to access MyLearning can be found here.  If you cannot find the information you are looking for here the Learning & Development Team can be contacted at learn2develop@westlothian.gov.uk or on 01506 282222

Civic Centre Admin Team

The Civic Centre Admin Team provides a wide range of administration and support functions to services located within the Civic Centre, along with all reception and mail services on behalf of the Civic Centre partners.

Full details of the remit of the team and how to request a service can be found on the Council's intranet page under Corporate Services.