Association of British Orchestras

HR Assistant (x2)

Royal College of Music £26,376 - £29,180 per annum (pro rata if part time) Closing date 01 June 2021
Job reference number: 102-21
Closing date: 9am Tuesday 1 June 2021
Interview date: Week commencing 14 June 2021
Salary: Grade 5, £26,376 - £29,180 per annum (pro rata if part time). Appointments will normally be made to the first point of the grade.

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 fifth consecutive year, and top in Europe. The RCM also achieved an overall rating of gold for its outstanding teaching and learning provision for undergraduates in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

We are recruiting two HR Assistants to form part of 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.

We are seeking to make two appointments with a total combined hours equivalent to one full time role (1FTE/ 35 hours per week) and one part time role (0.6FTE/ 21 hours per week).

We are open to considering filling both roles on a part time basis where we are able to fulfil the total combined hours. Applicants are asked to clearly indicate in their supporting statement whether they are seeking a full time or part time appointment. These appointments are available immediately.

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

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format by email to the below address.

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

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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