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HR Support Assistant

Chelmsford City Council
Chelmsford, Essex
Grade 3 - Starting at £18, 291 per annum, pro rata and rising to £19,515 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Corporate Services, Human Resources, Public and Third sector
Contract Type
Part Time
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Job Details

An excellent opportunity is available to join our friendly and busy HR team at Chelmsford City Council. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wishes to gain experience or start a career within the HR function.

The successful applicant will support us in delivering a high-quality service to the Council's managers, employees, and external customers. Responsibilities will involve working both independently and as part of a team to carry out administrative tasks relating to recruitment, training and payroll. Day to day tasks include, but are not limited to, dealing with and responding to queries from both internal and external customers, supporting various stages of recruitment lifecycle including advertising of roles, checking and inputting data and handling the administration of in-house training courses.

The successful applicant must have a keen interest in HR. Experience of delivering high quality administrative support would be an advantage, however more important are strong organisational skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to work accurately to tight deadlines, these being essential to the role.

Experience of using a wide range of computer packages including Word, Excel and Outlook and use of electronic databases is also essential to the role.

We are looking for the successful applicant to work 28.75 hours per week, preferably worked Monday to Friday.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview on the 23rd or 24th September.

Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.


Working at Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford City Council’s core objectives are to provide high quality public spaces and increase the quality of life of the citizens. Chelmsford is also committed to promote a more sustainable and healthier environment.

As employer, Chelmsford has a strong focus on career growth and skills development, offering a variety of training opportunities for staff. 

Why work for Chelmsford?

  • Competitive salary.
  • Great railway connections.
  • Interest free loans for bus or train season tickets.
  • Training and development.
  • Employees will have cash plan scheme to cover healthcare costs, such as dental or optical costs.
  • Generous annual leave allowance.
  • Work/life balance.
Find Us
01245 606606
Civic Centre
Duke Street
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