University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

HR Assistant

United Kingdom

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HR Assistant

The University of Cambridge is recognised globally as a renowned centre for research, education and scholarship. We employ more than 12,500 staff in a range of academic, research and professional services roles, all of whom play a key role in maintaining and enhancing our world leading reputation. Our people are our greatest asset, and it is critical to our continued success that we create the right conditions for our people to thrive at Cambridge.

The Role:

The HR Assistant team support the delivery of a professional and effective HR service. They assist in coordinating HR policies and processes, and provide administrative support to Lead HR Business Partners and HR Business Partners as required, including preparation of meetings and casework documents, and attending meetings as a note taker. Provide administrative support for HR exercises as required.

The role of the HR Assistant is to assist in day-to-day HR operations; working in the central HR Division is to:

  • Support the School and Non-School HR teams to deliver a professional and effective HR service
  • Collate and analyse HR and payroll data as required by Lead/HR Business Partners or other HR colleagues, and maintain and update HR records via an electronic management system (including CHRIS, i-casework)
  • Provide a first line advisory service to employees and managers on general HR enquiries, under readily available guidance and supervision
  • This role will provide excellent exposure and experience for an individual seeking broader development within Human Resources, or an entry point for those seeking a start to a HR career touching on employee relations, general advisory and HR database management.

    About you:

    In order to succeed in this role, you will join us with:

  • A keen interest in HR and willingness to learn and develop skills in the area of HR administration and advisory
  • Previous administrative experience and be able to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and data protection, working with multiple processes and working to tight regulations and deadlines
  • Good IT skills, and with experience of using Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication and organisations skills
  • A flexible approach to work
  • A good general knowledge surrounding the concepts and principles of HR administration is desirable, along with experience in note taking. The successful candidate will be supported with relevant training and guidance as part of their induction into the role.

    Further information about the role and its responsibilities is available via the link below.

    The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting our staff to thrive both professionally and personally. We aim to support a good work/life balance, whilst retaining the positive aspects of our unique in-person environment and culture. Elements of this role are suitable for hybrid working, where staff can split their time between in-person collaboration and remote working. The frequency of the remote elements of the role can be discussed with the recruiting manager.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

    Whilst this role does feature in-person duties, the HR Division work in a hybrid manner and we welcome applications from those interested in working in an agile or flexible way.

    We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Megan Stopps, HR Business Partner, at [email protected].

    Closing date is: 8th October 2023 Interview dates: 16th & 17th October 2023

    Please quote reference AH38442 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • Further Information
  • Department/Location

    Human Resources Division, Central Cambridge






    Assistant staff


    13 September 2023

    Closing date

    8 October 2023

    Job details


    HR Assistant


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 08, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics

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