Closing date: 28th June 2020 at 11:30pm
Shelter is looking for an enthusiastic individual with administrative experience gained in an office environment to join us as a HR Assistant and help ensure the smooth running of all aspects of our People Directorate.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
About the role
Our People Directorate provides the strategic lead on people management and organisational development and aims to enable the organisation to have the right culture, capacity and capability to achieve its purpose. As a HR Assistant, you'll help look after the day-to-day needs of the HR Operations team by providing first-class administrative support, being the gatekeeper for all HR enquiries via phone and email and supporting the ethos to work towards a shared services model. You will see queries from across the HR spectrum so experience of working as a HR Assistant or Administrator and good knowledge of HR, recruitment and payroll processes is key.
You will provide administrative and processing support to the team, including inputting payroll and criminal record checks data, keeping employee files up-to-date and collating and distributing reports. You will also manage team diaries, maintain office systems and ensure the HR database is kept in accordance with GDPR principles.
Carrying out quarterly internal file integrity audits and monthly file reviews for new starters, making travel arrangements, dealing with invoices and helping to organise meetings are all part of the role. In short, it's an interesting role that's ideal for someone looking to develop their experience working in a busy HR team.
To succeed, you'll need great admin skills, working as a HR Assistant or Administrator and good knowledge of HR, recruitment and payroll processes. What is for certain is that you have a real interest in the HR field and are keen to learn. Excellent communication and customer service skills, particularly on the telephone, meticulous attention to detail and an ability to manage your own workload effectively are all must haves too. What's more, you'll need a proven ability to use Microsoft Office applications, with any understanding of HR systems/databases an advantage.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them. In addition to this, we encourage an approach to involving people with personal insight of housing issues and homelessness in our recruitment processes.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.