Deadline: Midday, Tuesday 16th August
The HR Assistant will join a small and dynamic team that covers Finance, Human Resources, IT and Business Operations. The Finance & Operations team play a critical role by running the day-to-day operations and providing the infrastructure that enables the continued delivery of the Trust’s mission and objectives.
The Trust is seeking a motivated and detail-orientated HR Assistant to support the administrative activities within the HR function that facilitate the smooth running of the Trust, organising people, information and other resources. The role will report to the Senior Operations Officer.
- Acting as the Trust’s first point of contact, by providing a responsive and efficient service for general external and internal telephone, email, and mail enquiries.
- Supporting the recruitment process, e.g., ensuring completeness of recruitment documentation, coordinating interviews, liaising with candidates, etc.
- Supporting the employee’s life cycle at the Trust from start to finish, from onboarding and inductions to exit interviews
- Coordinating employee engagement initiatives, e.g. staff surveys, with support from your line manager
- Supporting the creation of the annual learning and development plan, and coordinating various staff training opportunities
- Producing policy guidance and procedures, and dealing with day-to-day staff queries on Sutton Trust Policies, with support from your line manager. Completing related research, as required.
- Managing HR documentation, e.g., staff files, contractual update letters, etc
- Maintaining and updating HR systems (e.g., BrightHR, Teamtailor ATS, HR SharePoint)
- Supporting general office projects as required
- Providing administrative support to Trustees, the CEO and Senior Leadership Team, and general support for other teams as required
- Other duties as necessary from time to time
We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- High attention to detail
- Strong organisational and problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task
- A flexible and adaptable approach to accommodate the varying aspects of the role, able to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently with a high degree of initiative
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
and who is:
- Sympathetic to the aims of the Trust and its mission to address educational disadvantage
- Eligible to work in the UK
In addition, experience in the following areas will help you to stand out. However, this is not required, and training will be provided if needed for the right candidate:
- Experience of providing administrative support, particularly in an HR capacity
- Experience of managing a range of different projects
- Experience of working in the education or not-for-profit sector
Terms of Appointment
- Contract: Part-time (32 hours), permanent
- Salary: £25,000 per annum (pro rata)
- Office location: The Sutton Trust, 9th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP. Due to the nature of this role, there will be periods of increased office working, however some remote working will be available.
- Hours: The normal office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
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Please note that your application should be submitted in one go - you can view the questions by clicking on the link if you would like to prepare in advance.
The Sutton Trust believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We all have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. Therefore all posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records where necessary and eligibility to work in the UK. We have procedures in place to promote safeguarding and a safe culture at the Trust.
We operate contextual recruitment at the Sutton Trust. Our application process gives you the option to include information about your background, such as whether you were eligible for free school meals, whether your parents went to university, or whether you attended a state school. For more examples and information on contextual recruitment, please see our website.