Association of British Orchestras

HR Assistant

Royal College of Music £26,376 - £29,180 per annum (pro rata) Closing date 12 August 2021
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2020 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the sixth consecutive year, and top in Europe.

We are recruiting a part-time HR Assistant to join a small generalist team. HR Assistants are the first point of contact for the HR office, answering routine queries and explaining the application of HR policies and processes. The HR Assistants are responsible for the administration of the recruitment process, drafting contractual paperwork, processing monthly payroll changes and coordinating the delivery of learning and development opportunities. Following the launch of the College’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in 2020 the HR Assistants will play a key role in advancing EDI within the College and will be encouraged to play an active part in this initiative.

It is essential that applicants are clear and confident communicators able to answer routine queries and explain processes and procedures. An awareness of and interest in HR developments in advancing equality, diversity and inclusion is essential. Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office packages, are essential.

Applicants must be skilled at managing a busy workload and balancing conflicting priorities whilst maintaining a high level of customer service and attention to detail.

Experience within HR and particularly HR/Payroll systems such as iTrent would be advantageous. An awareness of employment legislation and an understanding of HR processes such as right to work checks, recruitment, and pensions administration would be desirable.

This is a part-time role with hours equivalent to three days per week, we anticipate that the post-holder will work onsite two days per week and from home one day per week.

This post is offered on a permanent part-time (0.6FTE) basis and is available immediately.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.

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