Human Resources Officer

HelpAge International

Our Package

We offer flexible working, a competitive benefits package:

  • UK Grade C or equivalent according to location
  • Global team – Candidates can be based in any country in which they have the legal right to live and work and where HelpAge is able to employ and pay them legally
  • Fixed term, Full Time
  • 8.5% employer pension contribution
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Opportunity to work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally

We are looking for talent which thrives in collaborating with others (inside HelpAge International and beyond) and who can work in agile ways and across boundaries. We are seeking individuals, with an entrepreneurial mindset, who can work across diverse areas of our work, who can leverage both their unique expertise and deploy a wider range of experiences and competencies.

What you will do:

With your colleagues you will develop your team workplan to drive initiatives, develop ideas, as well ensure there is space for cross organisational working and short-term tasks. From this you will devise your individual workplan that will form the basis of your day to day activities and your performance reviews.

As Human Resources Officer you will:

• Support Global HR Managers at all stages of recruitment processes including publishing job adverts, downloading and saving applications, longlisting, arranging job interviews, taking out references and communication with candidates and recruiting managers

• Support the on-boarding of new staff including preparation of contracts, collecting required documentation, creating HR database records, setting up email accounts and ensuring processing of information for payroll

• Support the recruitment and contracting of consultants including publishing consultancy opportunity adverts, arranging interviews, taking out references, preparing contracts.

• Support the Head of Human Resources with tasks associated with learning and development and staff welfare activities

• Support with the review of HR policies and procedures

• Provide cover for the Payroll and HR Systems Officer in their absence

• Any other tasks as required

Let’s talk about you:

Key areas for impact, influence and responsibility

Essential skills, knowledge and experience

Person Specification

You will be someone with:

• Experience of working in an HR team and understanding key HR processes and activities, particularly recruitment, contracts and onboarding.

• A professional HR qualification is highly desirable

• Strong IT skills with an ability to use different online systems

• Knowledge of HR databases

• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with people from different cultures and background

• Ability to organise own work and to work to deadlines

• Previous experience of working in an international organisation and across countries highly desirable

The Organisation

HelpAge International is entering into an exciting phase of its evolution as we fundamentally transform what we do, how we do it and how we are organised. Driven by our commitment to the localization agenda, we are evolving the way we partner and deliver value at the country and local level. In the coming 3 years, we will localize our country offices and programmes, and develop new and diverse forms of partnerships globally.

We seek to give primacy to local agents for change. To this end, we will replace all programmes delivered by HelpAge staff and resources on the ground with implementation by partners. This will apply across all our work -humanitarian and long-term development. Going forward, our value is framed around supporting, convening and thought leadership.

A key way of creating value and bringing impact is collaborating across boundaries and by bringing different perspectives, skills and talent together. We will deliver our work through agile teams and a global operating model, with regional roots, to focus on impact and maintain the relationships at the national level to help build collaborations and support others to set their own agendas.

Our Values

At HelpAge International we work hard to achieve our goals together as a team with a clear shared purpose. Our values inform how we work together:

Inclusive

We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.

Impact

We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the center of everything we do.

Partners

We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact. We are committed to a culture of collaboration and building positive relationships.

Learning

We are passionate about learning, accountable and work together to find creative solutions.

Everyone who works at HelpAge share our values and are committed to behaviors that demonstrate and support them.

Safeguarding

Everyone has a role in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful working environment, where no one comes to any harm or is maltreated. At HelpAge we take our responsibilities very seriously and will take action against wrongdoing. We will do everything we can to ensure that we do not engage people that pose a safeguarding risk and will undertake criminal record checks as required.

Equal Opportunities

HelpAge International is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities and respecting diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. HelpAge encourages people with disabilities to apply and commits to make reasonable accessibility adjustments to workplace, if/as needed – this may depend on country/office location.

How to apply

To apply for a job at HelpAge, please submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter, setting out how you meet the requirements of the job profile. Please use bold headings for each requirement and provide examples.
  • Your current curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
  • Three referees, including your most recent employer

To be considered, please read the job description to find out more information and then email your application to [email protected] before the closing date. If you have any queries regarding any vacancies, please [email protected]

Closing date: Sunday 5 June 2022 at 11:59PM (GMT +1)

Important Message: Please ensure that you remove personal information including your date of birth, age, gender and marital status from your CV. Please do not include any photographs.

How to apply

To apply for a job at HelpAge, please submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter, setting out how you meet the requirements of the job profile. Please use bold headings for each requirement and provide examples.
  • Your current curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
  • Three referees, including your most recent employer

To be considered, please read the job description to find out more information and then email your application to [email protected] before the closing date. If you have any queries regarding any vacancies, please [email protected]