This is an exciting time for the WI, two years after launching our new strategic vision – to be bold and inspiring, growing and relevant, flexible and inclusive – and we are proud to say that we continue to be the largest and most influential UK-based women’s organisation with over 190,000 members. Our campaigns push for change on the issues that matter to women and their communities, from equal pay to climate change, mental health and violence against women. The WI has brought about real change, and this record of action shows that we are as relevant today as we were in 1915.
The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (the NFWI) is responsible for running the organisation and provides support and advice to members at both regional and local levels.
As a staff team, our strength is in trusting and engaging each other. We champion flexibility and inclusion and recently implemented a bold hybrid model that supports a good work/life balance and wellbeing and, at the same time, allows the business to flourish and do our best for our members. Our mission is to always do better, so we will keep looking at ways to achieve this.
The HR Coordinator is part of a team of three and is key to bringing HR administration and compliance together to help us work in a consistent and transparent way. The role will include responding to diverse queries, overseeing recruitment campaigns, organising inductions, drafting letters and contracts, preparing monthly payroll and pension information, arranging appraisals, implementing training and managing the HR database. So you can expect constant variety and involvement in everything we do as a team.
You need to be a confident administrator and both successful at multitasking and working at pace. Maintaining accurate records and complying with policy deadlines are crucial to ensuring we are fair and consistent with our processes and advice. Experience in HR is useful, but an interest in HR is essential. We will also provide a basic introduction to HR and Employment Law. We value initiative and sharing ideas, as diverse opinion always makes us better, as well as having excellent organisational and communication skills. It is also important that you understand confidentiality and sensitivity and have an awareness of GDPR.
You must have good people management at your heart and want to work in a culture that values good working relationships, flexibility and inclusion.
In return, we will offer you a hybrid working arrangement, which means a minimum of one day a week in the office and the rest from home, although you can work up to three days in the office if preferred; 28 days’ annual leave; membership of our Healthcare scheme; Cycle to Work scheme, and more.
How to apply
For further information about this HR Coordinator role, please download the recruitment pack which includes the job description and person specification.
To apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.
Closing date: 27 July 2022.
Interview date: 4 August 2022
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