Glasgow 2014 appoints Head of HR
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:11
Glasgow 2014 has appointed Jan Scott as Head of Human Resources to lead its recruitment and employee relations strategy in the run up to the Games.
Jan joined the Organising Committee this month, as the drive to fill the 1,044 roles required to deliver the Games starts to pick up pace.
Glasgow 2014 has recently launched a major recruitment campaign and will work exclusively with Search Consultancy to attract people with the essential skills and experience to deliver this world-class sporting event. Glasgow 2014's staff numbers will rapidly grow in advance of the Games with hundreds of posts to be filled across roles including technical sports positions, event management and corporate posts. The latest jobs will be posted on www.glasgow2014.com/jobs
Having begun her career as a trainee with the Glasgow-based Weir Group, Jan has experience in the public, private and charitable sectors where she largely worked in strategic HR roles to deliver high-level business improvement and engagement processes across a range of industries. Jan has held several senior HR positions including working in the Republic of Ireland as Country HR Director for Motorola.
As Head of Human Resources, Jan will be instrumental in finalising Glasgow 2014's Workforce Plan as well as continuing to develop the Organising Committee's HR policies, employee engagement and staff training and performance management systems.
Jan is a graduate of Strathclyde University and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Glasgow 2014's Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Ian Reid said:
"This is a key appointment for Glasgow 2014 and we are delighted that Jan has joined the team. It was essential that we recruited someone of Jan's experience to pull together the best team possible to make the Games a resounding success for the city and Scotland.
"Between now and the Games we, with the support of Search Consultancy, will be recruiting across a wide variety of roles and disciplines. Under Jan's direction we will put a quality workforce in place that meets the needs of the Games."
Jan Scott, the new Head of Human Resources for Glasgow 2014 said:
"I am delighted to be joining at this very exciting time for Glasgow 2014. In preparation for the Games, the Organising Committee will expand considerably to 1,044 staff and I look forward to playing my part in delivering an experienced and capable workforce that will make Glasgow 2014 an outstanding Games."