HR Administrator

Field Studies Council

Do you have excellent administration skills and the ability to effectively manage tasks and
changing priorities on a day-to-day basis?

Join our charity to help us work towards our mission and make a difference!

  • Permanent full-time contract – 37.5 hours per week
  • Circa £23,673 per annum + excellent benefits – including life assurance
    and a health cash plan, see the full list below.
  • If you’re looking for a different work life balance, we’re open to seeing applications from
    candidates who are looking for part time hours or other flexible working options. So please
    don’t hesitate to let us know when you apply, and we can discuss an appropriate work pattern to
    suit you.

Love where you work!

Established in 1943, our network of Learning Locations provides day and residential outdoor
education courses for all ages. We aim to create outstanding opportunities for everyone to
learn about nature.

We value each of our team members and understand that every role is vital to deliver our
mission, so, we provide great benefits* to reward and support you while you work with us.

What you’ll be doing

As our HR Administrator you’ll play a key part in ensuring our candidates have a smooth
onboarding from start to finish.

Day to day, your to-do list will be filled with everything from initiating references and DBS
checks through to creating offer letters and employment contracts, and ensuring new employee’s
details are entered into our payroll system accurately so they can be paid correctly.

We are a small, friendly, and busy team. While there is a plenty of work to do and a high
standard of accuracy required, we all work together to achieve what needs to be done.

Please refer to the vacancy pack for full details of the responsibilities of the role.

Where you’ll be based

Our Head Office is situated on the same estate as our Preston Montford Field Centre, near

The 12-hectare site is managed to provide a rich range of habitats, including ponds, a
wildflower meadow, ancient orchard, the remains of a walled garden and even a Bee hotel!

Do you want to be surrounded by nature on your lunch break? This is the role for you!

There will be the option for some remote / home working. Your time in the office will be
dependent on our business needs. If this is something you would be interested in, we can
discuss this further if you are selected for interview.

Who we’re looking for

You will have a strong administration background and be comfortable working with new software
and systems. Experience of working in a HR, Recruitment or Payroll department is advantageous,
but full training will be provided on our ways of working. You will also have:

  • A great work ethic where aptitude and attitude are key
  • A natural pride in the work you produce
  • A flexible and adaptive approach able to perform using your own initiative both
    independently and as a team player
  • A professional manner in all that you do
  • An empathy with the aims and objectives of Field Studies Council
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills
    and overcome new challenges

Sound like the role for you? Come and be part of the team! We look forward to
your application.

Your benefits whilst working with us will include:

  • Financial – We offer competitive salaries, sick pay, pension schemes, life
    assurance, 28 days annual holiday entitlement plus bank holidays and a further 2 extra
    loyalty days dependent on length of service.
  • Health and Wellbeing – Eligible employees are automatically provided with
    a Health Cash Plan which you can use to help pay for routine health appointments as well as
    give you the ability to seek second opinions from top doctors! We also provide our team
    members with access to a 24hr Counselling Helpline Service.
  • Discounts – When you join the team you are also enrolled into our reward
    programme which gives you discounts on your favourite brands and opportunities to earn cash
    back on everyday purchases!
  • Additional benefits – We endeavour to offer flexible working options where
    roles permit and are committed to providing our employees with appropriate quality learning
    and development opportunities.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please email Helen on
[email protected]

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 9 June 2024.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we’re in receipt of sufficient applications.
Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Interviews are scheduled to take place either online or at Field Studies Council Head Office in
the week commencing 17 June 2024

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email.

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