Our client is a leading housing association providing housing, care and support across local communities. This a fantastic opportunity to join their vibrant and dynamic team.

Salary: £25,380

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a HR Associate to join a busy HR Department, you will report into the HR Manager and be responsible for providing effective administrational support for  HR, Payroll, Recruitment and Learning and Development processes and procedures.

The HR Associate will have the opportunity for a pathway to become a HR-Coordinator whilst studying their level 5 CIPD with salary increments during, and the opportunity to gain experience of casework and shadow the HR Manager and Senior HR Business Partner.

The HR Associate role is varied in many ways and will give a candidate the opportunity to gain a sound HR Generalist knowledge, as well as lead on a HR related project such as learning and development, apprenticeships, equality and diversity or volunteers. The main duties include: –

Human Resources

  • Be the first point of contact for all HR-related queries including maintaining the Group HR mailbox.
  • Administer all HR-related documentation, such as contracts of employment, changes to employment, new starter and leaver information
  • Ensure the relevant HR database is up to date, accurate and complies with legislation


  • Support the payroll team with payroll related queries from employees

Learning and Development

  • Provide an efficient administration service including maintaining the Training Mailbox
  • Assist in the scheduling of training including booking venues, trainers and assessors, training resources and other logistics
  • Accurately update relevant systems to record and administer training
  • Receive and administrate training course bookings (internal and external) including where appropriate, raising of purchase orders or arranging payment
  • Process training course and evaluation paperwork accurately maintaining training records


  • Ensure that calls from candidates in relation to recruitment processes are dealt with in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Oversee the volunteer recruitment process from start to finish, and maintain contact throughout the course of placement

The Person


  • Experience of working in a busy office.
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Recruitment
    • Payroll Processes
    • Employment law
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment.
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Understanding of administration processes including monitoring and evaluation.


  • Working towards CIPD qualification

Please get in touch with Siobhan on 02085497212 for more information or submit your CV using the link below

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