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5 months ago
Blue Octopus
Salary: £23,266 – £25,131 per annum
Location: Rugby
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Blue Octopus
Category: Charity HR Jobs


About the role


We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and ambitious HR and payroll administrator to work as a front line HR Assistant. You will be part of a small team, which comprises of People and Culture Managers, both Global and UK, Learning and Development and Recruitment. These areas are of critical importance for the organisation.


We are a small team that collaborates constantly, and the HR Assistant will play a key role in supporting our People and Culture ambitions, and in helping Practical Action achieve its wider goals. You will have responsibility for ensuring the department has the necessary administrative support as well as the scope to support in HR, payroll and project work.


Critical to the success of the role will be the ability to prioritise workloads and engage with staff, the role offers an amazing opportunity to be involved in projects for an ambitious administrator who is seeking a challenging but, ultimately, incredibly rewarding role.


About you


You have a solid understanding of HR, have worked with payroll and developed expertise. You have ambitions to develop your skills and be committed to your own development with a CIPD qualification. You are confident at building relationships and communicating with a wide range of people, whether that is in writing or verbally.


You will be highly organised and a confident problem solver. And whilst you will need to be passionate for this area of work, you will also need to be a calm under pressure


Why join us?


The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.


Our brand new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.


In addition, we offer the following benefits:


·         Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.

·         26 days holiday rising with continuous service, in addition to public holidays.

·         A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.

·         Life assurance (3 x annual salary).

·         Bike to Work scheme.




About us


Practical Action is a change making organisation that works in unconventional ways. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.


We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big - bringing people together in bold collaborations, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.


Additional information


We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.


Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.


Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.


The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.


Closing date for applications: 16th August 2019

Interview dates: 21st August 2019


This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.



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