HR Officer

HR Officer

Oriel College


Hours: 36.5 hours per week

Salary: £30,145 - £36,337 per annum (Grade 5) depending on experience

Supervised by: Head of HR

Job Contribution: Ensuring the smooth running of HR processes for Non-Academic staff within the College.


Recruitment and Selection – taking ownership of some of the recruitment campaigns, including: creating and placing job adverts, response handling to the applicants, choosing selection criteria, shortlisting of candidates, setting up interviews, interviewing, taking up references, making job offers, producing contracts of employment.

Background Checks - maintaining Right to Work in the UK checks, preventing illegal working by ensuring that the sufficient evidentiary documentation is in place; conducting DBS checks on behalf of the College for eligible positions.

Training and Development – assisting with identifying training needs, finding suitable external courses, setting up in-house trainings. Maintaining Staff Benefits (i.e. bus passes, cycle loans); providing information on pension scheme eligibility; coordinating pension consultations for staff with the Pension Adviser.

Maintaining an accurate HR database of employee information (Sage HR and ERM systems).

Employee Relations – providing support at various meetings regarding employee relations, i.e. disciplinary and grievance hearings, flexible working, performance issues etc.

Taking part in ad-hoc HR related projects.

Providing general HR advice and support to the staff and line managers.

Undertaking other duties as requested by the Head of HR.


Qualities and Experience

A minimum of 2-3 year’s HR experience within an academic environment is preferred.

An extremely high level of personal organisation.

The ability to work with minimal supervision.

A high level of accuracy and attention to detail, with an organised, systematic, and methodical approach to work.

Excellent IT skills, including a high level of competence in database work, together with word-processing using MS Word, and use of MS Excel and MS Outlook. Experience of working with a database (SAGE 50 HR) would be ideal.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Personally credible, handling confidential information in a sensitive and professional manner.

The ability to work successfully with a wide range of people including applicants, employees, suppliers, managers, academics etc.

The ability to work well in a small team.


A good standard of education (graduate calibre). CIPD qualified.

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