London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£27,000 - £31,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you looking for a career in HR with one of the UK’s largest charities? Could you support and work alongside an influential Chief People Officer? 

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

About the role

We are looking for an Assistant to provide exceptional support to our Chief People Officer (CPO) and our directorate Senior Leaders.

You’ll coordinate our CPO’s diary, forward plan workload and take the lead on travel arrangements and conference organisation.  Drafting and preparing communications on behalf of the CPO, you’ll take responsibility for organising meetings, preparing agendas and minute taking. 

This role will also support our People and Organisational Development (POD) Senior Leaders and you’ll work closely with them on key projects within HR, including our People Experience programme, and the wider business when required.

This is a rewarding role, where your support and coordination will be highly valued. You’ll be comfortable working with colleagues across the organisation and be given exposure and insight to all areas of HR including Recruitment, Talent & Development, Employee Relations, Payroll, Reward and Internal Communications. 

Working arrangements

This is a dual location role, with your working time split between your home and on average 1-2 days a week at our London office. This will allow us to unlock our best work for our cause, blending the best of home and office working.

Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role.

About you

To succeed, you'll need to be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail and have a calm, can-do approach. With strong communication skills, you’ll be able to develop strong working relationships with senior leaders and colleagues across the business with ease and will be able to establish yourself as a key contact in the People and OD team

With excellent organisational skills and lots of initiative you’ll be a key member of the POD team. No two days will the same as you’ll assist our CPO and Heads of Departments in scheduling meetings, planning and coordinating conferences and our annual HR Away Day.

You’ll join a collaborative and sociable Personal Assistant network who regularly support each other in their day-to-day roles and on projects when required.

This is a great stepping stone to a career in HR. If you’d relish the opportunity to work with and support a leading Chief People Officer, then this could be the role for you.

About us

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. By funding research across six decades, we’ve helped keep millions of hearts beating and millions of families together. We’re investing in ground-breaking research that will get us closer than ever to a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases.

We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. It sits at the heart of our People Experience. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work.

What can we offer you?

Our Career Academy provides you with support, inspiration, and opportunities to help you unlock your full potential. 

Our generous staff benefits include:
• 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Private medical insurance
• Dental health cover
• Contribution towards gym membership
• Pension with employer contribution up to 10%
• Life assurance

We have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for our Live Well. Work Well. Programme. Heart health is central to our mission, and that starts with you. We provide a programme of activities, opportunities, and guidance to inspire and support you to live a healthy and happy life, at home and at work.

Interview process 

1st stage interviews will be held via MS Teams on Wednesday 8th June 2022. Successful candidates will then be invited to our London head office for a 2nd stage interview on Monday 13th June 2022.

How to apply 

It’s quick and easy to apply for a role at the BHF. Just click through to our careers site to apply. All you’ll need is an up to date CV and a supporting statement, outlining your interest in the role and how you meet the role’s criteria.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer, and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, the BHF will use anonymous CV software as part of the application journey.

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Posted on: 20 May 2022
Closed date: 05 June 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Admin, Human Resources

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