HR Administrator - Fixed Term Contract

City, University of London - Human Resources


This role is offered as a fixed-term contract until 31st August 2019.

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The Human Resources Department is a strategic function which supports City's core business through the development and implementation of policies which underpin our Research, Teaching and Learning and other Academic strategies. The HR department also provides a comprehensive service to City's Schools and Professional Services.

The Recruitment, Administration and Systems team is a small team within the Department that plays a key role in delivering a range of HR services to staff across City as part of the wider HR Operations team.


You will be responsible for providing a high quality, customer-focused, HR administration service to staff across City covering areas such as planning recruitment campaigns, writing advertisements and job descriptions, liaising with candidates and producing offers of employment. Drafting and sending correspondence relating to employee contractual changes and maintaining and updating data across a range of HR systems also form part of the duties for this role.

You will be expected to work pro-actively and harmoniously with a wide range of colleagues, both within and outside the HR function to ensure that all administrative activities are executed accurately and efficiently within defined procedures and timescales.

Person Specification

You will have previous experience of working in an HR department, preferably in a role supporting large groups within a complex organisation setting. Experience of using an integrated HR / Payroll database and providing administration across a range of HR processes covering the complete employee life-cycle is also desired.

In addition, you will be a team player with a strong customer focus, with previous experience of prioritising and working on a range of tasks to deadline. An attention to detail in all correspondence and data entry is essential.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 25th March 2018 at 11:59pm

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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