Kirsty is Scotland's Best HR Officer
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
A passionate and dedicated Council employee has been crowned Scotland’s HR Officer of the Year at a leading industry awards ceremony.
Kirsty Collins, Resourcing Team Supervisor with North Ayrshire Council, picked up the award on Thursday night at the HR Network Awards.
The triumph comes after the Council was shortlisted in no less than three categories - HR Team of the Year, Learning & Development Award of the Year and HR Officer of the Year.
But it was the award recognising talented HR individuals that secured the Council’s win on the night.
Kirsty has been with the Council since 2012, working in a range of services before progressing to Team Supervisor for the HR Resourcing Team in 2014.
She has played an active role in the transformation of the Council’s recruitment process as well as developing new processes which have been recognised by COSLA as sector leading.
Speaking about Kirsty’s success, Chief Executive, Elma Murray, said: “We are extremely lucky to have such inspiring and passionate staff like Kirsty amidst our ranks, who are committed to delivering the best services for our communities and customers.
“This award is testament to not only the outstanding work that Kirsty does, but the wider nurturing excellence culture within our ‘People’ Service and indeed throughout the Council.
“I am delighted for Kirsty, she truly deserves this special recognition.”
Council Leader, Joe Cullinane, added: “Kirsty’s award is a fantastic endorsement of the level of excellence that exists across this Council. It demonstrates the mind-set of staff who are empowered to take ownership of their ideas and who are unafraid to try something new.
“Special thanks and appreciation goes to Kirsty for the hard work and passion that she puts into everything she does.”
The HR Network Awards are the biggest and most prestigious human resources awards in Scotland which attract entries from both the private and public sector.
North Ayrshire Council was the only local authority to make the shortlist in this year’s awards.