This is an exciting part-time (0.6 FTE) opportunity for an experienced HR Officer to join our wonderful HR team and help deliver a proactive and responsive HR service for all Academy employees.
About the role
We are an ambitious HR team who are building on the strong foundations already in place to evolve and enhance the support and leadership we provide the Academy in the people space. We are developing our first People Strategy so, alongside all the responsibilities you would expect as an HR Officer, you will also be involved in projects and activities to improve our employee experience in a tangible way.
There will be lots of opportunity to get involved in all aspects of HR including employee lifecycle activities, learning and development, HR Information Systems, payroll coordination, employee wellbeing, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I), first line employee relations advice, policy work, reward and recruitment as well as project work for the People Strategy – all from both a hands-on and administrative perspective.
You will provide effective administrative support associated with the Academy’s HR activities, working alongside another HR Officer and the wider HR Team. Your role will involve internal stakeholder interaction so you will need to be comfortable with working with people at all levels, building relationships and managing multiple demands and deadlines.
You will also be involved in driving best practices and ensuring compliance with all Academy employment procedures, documented policies and employment legislation which directly impacts the employee experience and helps deliver our People Strategy.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates who would be interested and committed to working part-time (21.75 hours per week), working three or four days per week which includes, one day working from our central London office. Ideally, candidates will also be available to start as soon as possible.
This role is a great opportunity if you have already worked in a busy HR administrative role and are wanting to further develop your HR generalist skills and knowledge within a supportive environment.
If you are looking to work somewhere which is small enough to make an impact and be well known and big enough to offer great development opportunities and benefits, then you will love working at the Academy.
If you are looking to take your strong administrative skills into a purpose-led organisation with a fantastic people-centric culture, then this is the right place for you.
The skills you will have:
- Strong administrative and organisational skills
- IT proficiency in the MS Office Suite including MS Teams
- Ability to multitask, prioritise and manage deadlines and expectations
- Strong attention to detail
- The ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels
- Confident communicator, both written and verbal, with strong interpersonal skills
- Effective problem-solving skills, demonstrating tenacity in seeking resolution with minimum supervision
- The ability to adapt to changing priorities
- A good team player who demonstrates a willingness to share information and an ability to communicate positively and effectively with all stakeholders
The knowledge that would be hugely beneficial for you to have:
- Knowledge of HR information systems
- Broad knowledge of administration systems, procedures and processes
- Some basic knowledge of up-to-date UK employment legislation e.g. GDPR
- Previous HR administration experience within a busy, fast-paced environment
- CIPD qualification at level 3 or above would be advantageous
- Experience of minute taking would be advantageous
- Knowledge of Cascade HR would also be advantageous
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
Who are we?
The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. In collaboration with our Fellows and partners, we’re growing talent and developing skills for the future, driving innovation and building global partnerships, and influencing policy and engaging the public. Together we’re working to tackle the greatest challenges of our age.
With a diverse workforce and an inclusive and supportive culture, we look to attract candidates from wide and different backgrounds who have a passion for the role engineering plays in society. Now with circa 160 employees, we strive for the highest quality standards in HR practice, procedure and policies. Our aim is to make the Academy the best place to work for the staff we have and those we seek to attract.
Why work for the Royal Academy of Engineering?
We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch.
This is the perfect time to join us. We have a dynamic, visionary CEO, a strong leadership team and an ambitious and exciting strategy. The value we bring as experts in our field and change agents is highly recognised and makes the Academy a motivating place to be. Our work today builds on a long, proud history with a focused and ambitious future which we’d love you to be part of.
What we offer:
We are small enough that you will be known, seen and understood, and big enough to offer great benefits which you would usually associate with much larger organisations. We offer an unrivalled package of benefits including:
- a non-contributory pension scheme
- BUPA cash plan
- private medical insurance
- regular social activities
- health and wellbeing programmes
- flexible working
- Light spacious office
- Generous holiday allowance plus additional wellbeing days and Christmas office closure
- significant investment into your personal and professional development
We have an inclusive and flexible approach to hybrid working based on trust and respecting individual differences, with a fantastic central London office near St James’ Park when you need it.
For more information and to apply, please visit our careers portal.
Closing date: 10am on Monday, 30 May 2022.
First round interviews: Wednesday, 8 June 2022 (at our central London office).
Final stage interviews: week commencing 13 June 2022.