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Human Resources Assistant

Posted: 30th January 2019

Department of Computer Science, Parks Road, Oxford.
HR Assistant
Full time 37.5 hours (2 x part time posts/job share considered) 
Grade 4: £22,017 - £25,482 p.a.

The HR team at the Department of Computer Science has a new vacancy for an HR Assistant.  The HR team co-ordinates the recruitment of all staff within the department, including researchers and academic staff who carry out cutting edge research in a broad range of computer science areas, such as Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Quantum computing and how humans interact with mobile devices, making the department a really interesting, current and exciting place to be!

This post will provide an excellent opportunity to develop an HR career, gaining experience of a wide range of processes which support the employment of our research, support and academic staff.  This is a busy, varied and enjoyable role, working within a supportive and professional team, in a world-leading academic department, with excellent opportunities to interact with a diverse range of people and learn new skills. 

You will have a flexible approach to undertaking the duties required for this post which will include providing administrative support and co-ordination for recruitment campaigns and induction of new staff, data management, administering accurate payroll changes on our HRIS system, co-ordination of events such as training workshops, maintaining staff records on various IT databases, and providing general HR administration support, ensuring the implementation of associated policies and procedures.

We are seeking candidates with GCSE level grade 9 - 4 (or equivalent) English and Maths, or equivalent experience demonstrating ability to produce high quality correspondence and work accurately with figures and data.   You will be an approachable team member, with excellent interpersonal skills in order to foster positive and supportive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.  The success of the team relies on its ability to work well together and you will therefore need to be a supportive and collaborative team member, as well as possess the self-reliance to work independently.  You will have had experience of working in an administrative role providing a high standard of customer service with a diverse range of people. Whilst a formal HR qualification and experience of working in an HR role is not essential, the willingness to study for a formal HR qualification will be essential.  

Further details of the post, including the selection criteria and method of application are available from:  

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 14th February 2019.  Interviews will be held on 26th February 2019. 

Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diversity groups and champions, for example, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave.