HR and Office Administrator

Closing date: 10am, Wednesday 15 May 2019

Salary: £23,000 per year

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: London SW8

Interviews: Friday 24 May 2019

Do you have excellent administration skills and experience in supporting recruitment and HR activity? Could you work confidently and flexibly as part of a small team, providing essential support at the heart of a creative and fast-paced charity?

We are recruiting an HR and Office Administrator to provide additional capacity in our core functions as the charity continues to expand. You will be based in our resources team and be responsible for supporting the smooth running of the charity’s office and HR activity. This will include coordinating recruitment administration, maintaining personnel files and a range of regular office duties such as answering phones, dealing with post, greeting visitors and supporting meetings.

You will need to be a confident and capable person with the ability to deal sensitively and discreetly with confidential information. Enthusiasm for providing effective office and HR support is essential, as are excellent administration skills and a logical and well organised approach to your work. You will need to be a strong team player, who can be flexible and adaptable as priorities change and you respond to the need to provide support in a range of areas. You will be rewarded with the opportunity to develop your skills in an ambitious, creative and influential charity, and see the impact of your work on both our staff team and the communities in which we work.

One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills can’t succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child’s literacy skills will be below average.

We are an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy. We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. Our mission is to give young people the literacy skills they need to get a job and lead a successful life.

As well as a competitive salary, we offer benefits including a generous annual leave allowance totalling 39 days (including bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year), pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans and other health and wellbeing benefits.

Application details

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Unfortunately, we are unable to respond individually to applications so if you have not heard from us by the advertised interview date, this means we have not been able to shortlist your application this time.

Please note we do not accept CVs. No agencies or recruitment sites.