Role details

HR Officer (12 month contract)

Bristol   •   £20,000 - £22,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • 12 month contract
  • Competitive salary

About Our Client

My client is a not for profit organisation based in Bristol.

Job Description

Recruitment and selection

Coordinate the recruitment process ensuring adherence to relevant employment legislation and the companies policies and procedures:

  • Undertake job scoring as a member of the job evaluation panel.
  • Advise recruiting managers on advertising channels which are best suited to the vacancy and are cost effective.
  • Draft and place adverts, and negotiate fees with job boards and agencies as required.
  • Be the first point of contact for recruitment campaigns, responding to all recruitment enquiries, ensuring excellent customer service for candidates.
  • Manage the receipt of applications through the company website and long list as required.
  • Arrange interviews and administer interview testing as required.
  • Provide recruitment and selection advice to recruiting managers and support and coach as required.
  • Track and maintain auditable recruitment metrics.
  • Regularly review the careers section of the website to ensure effective use of the organisational brand to attract high caliber candidates.


Provide administrative support to all aspects of the HR employment cycle:

  • Request references, DBS checks, production of offer letters, contracts and induction materials.
  • Carry out HR inductions and assist with the organisation of group wide induction activities e.g. farm visits.
  • Work with the Accounts Team Supervisor to administer monthly payroll changes.
  • Correspond with employees with regards to changes to their terms and conditions of employment
  • Ensure that employee records, both automated (HR.Net) and manual (Excel), are accurate and up to date.
  • Administer the SA pension scheme and ensure that all auto enrolment legal requirements are adhered to.
  • Calculate employee holiday allowances and maintain records, both automated (Absence Manager) and manual (Excel).
    • Record and monitor employee sickness levels.
    • Ensure that the Employee Handbook and the HR pages on the Intranet are kept up the date, working with the other members of the HR team as required.
    • Produce HR metrics, e.g. staff turnover, sickness and salary data.
    • Complete the leaver process for employees leaving the organisation.

    Learning and development

    Provide administrative support for L&D activities:

    • Book delegates onto courses.
    • Send out pre- course questionnaires.
    • Facilitate arrangements on the day.
    • Monitor the effectiveness of L&D after delivery.


    • Provide information and guidance to staff on the application and interpretation of terms and conditions of employment, and HR policies and processes, referring to the Group HR Manager and Assistant HR Manager as appropriate.

    Contribute to HR projects and achievement of strategic objectives.

The Successful Applicant


Educated to A Level or equivalent experience


Studying towards CIPD qualification


Experience of recruitment and selection processes

Administration experience in a HR department

Knowledge and understanding of employment law, particularly with regards to recruitment and selection

Experience of using databases and Excel to produce metrics and reports


Experience of induction processes

Understanding of HR in the voluntary sector

Knowledge and understanding of employment law within all aspects of the employee lifecycle

Excellent administration skills

Excellent organisational skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent customer service skills

High level of numeracy

Excellent IT skills, including Word, Excel databases and Internet

Enjoys working in a fast paced environment and to deadlines

A good team player; able to assist colleagues unprompted; share information and ideas

Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative

Able to build and maintain positive working relationships with others

Flexible and able to respond to changing priorities

What's on Offer

Contract type

Full time, fixed term maternity cover for 1 year



Hours of work

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00 - 17.30 with 1 hour for lunch

Probationary period

6 months

Notice period

1 month


27 days per annum plus bank holidays

Produced by

Hayley Lord


September 2015

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