Interim HR and Recruitment Officer

Interim HR and Recruitment Officer

Job title:             Interim HR & Recruitment Officer

Location:            Central London (Hybrid Working) or remotely based with reduction in salary range

Salary:               £26,986- £30,814, depending on experience, subject to a pay review

Contract:            Fixed Term, until end of 2023 (maternity leave cover) starting asap, Full-Time (35 hours per week) – 4 days per week will be considered   

About Speech and Language UK

We are Speech and Language UK – we want every child to face the future with confidence. For 1.7 million children in the UK, learning to talk and understand words feel like an impossible hurdle. Without the right help, this can destroy their world. They feel disconnected from their family. Unable to make friends. Unfairly punished for not following instructions they don’t understand. What does the future hold for them? 

About the role

We are looking for an experienced human resources practitioner to join a small HR team providing generalist support throughout the employee life cycle in an organisation with 210-230 staff in three main locations. As the HR & Recruitment Officer, you will provide:

  • Day-to-day HR administration for the organisation, personal records and ensuring the right people have the right paperwork and information at the right time in line with our data protection policy and employee privacy notice.
  • Payroll transactions with our outsourced payroll provider.
  • Recruitment support, from 'request to recruit' through to offer, onboarding and induction, including advice to hiring managers and school business teams.
  • Administration and development of our online learning portal known as the Speech and Language UK Learning Academy.
  • Management of processes across all stages of an employee cycle, including leaver and joiner processes, management of staff benefits, contracts of employment, and learning and development needs.
  • Co-ordination of HR workflows and processes to ensure tasks are followed through and the HR system is updated, as necessary.
  • All other HR processes where needed, including auditing and reporting, e.g., regular management information.
  • Employment policy and process development.

Essentially you will be proactive with great attention to detail, commitment to best HR practice, strong communication skills, an appreciation of the need for confidentiality and an ability to maintain a people-centric approach to processes.

In return we offer you an inclusive and supportive environment, the tools to work from the office and from home, access to our employee benefits programme, a range of employee wellbeing interventions and an investment in your personal development.

Skills and experience needed:

We are seeking an individual with some experience in HR. Your application should focus on the following attributes and experiences we are looking for:

  • Evidence of a CIPD qualification or being qualified through experience.
  • Experience of sourcing and managing recruitment campaigns, reaching a diverse range of prospective candidates.
  • Experience of a broad range of HR activities and experience of working with payroll teams, either internally, externally or through direct experience.
  • Experience of generating reports and providing an analysis of workforce information.
  • A shared passion for our cause and for a role of this nature.

How to apply:

Please download and read our recruitment pack and recruitment questions form. To apply, please submit the following to Emma Brooks, Head of People:

  • Cover Letter
  • A full curriculum vitae (CV) limited to 2 sides of A4.

Application deadline: 9am, 30th January 2023

Please note we are interviewing on a rolling basis so please get in touch ASAP to find out more.

Please note that we will not shortlist candidates who do not submit both a CV and a covering letter

Speech and Language UK is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and LGBTQ+ applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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