The Diocese of Leeds wishes to appoint a HR Assistant to work with the HR Manager to provide a model of best practice and professionalism in meeting the HR needs of the Diocese.
The successful candidate will undertake the recruitment process to ensure that we attract the very best people and guide managers through the process. The HR Assistant will contribute towards the HR Strategy and s/he must have excellent communication skills and the ability to use their own initiative, working in a proactive manner. The candidate should be able to resolve queries and have a basic understanding of employment law.
The Diocese wishes to employ an individual for 21-25 hours per week (based on a full-time working week of 35 hours) but is willing to be flexible for the right candidate.
The HR Assistant should be able to provide evidence of the following:
- A working knowledge and understanding of employment legislation.
- An ability to provide accurate and timely guidance explaining established policies and procedures as required.
- An ability to use appropriate judgement to seek and clarify detail and solve a range of problems.
- An ability to effectively organise allocated work activities and work to deadlines to manage multiple priorities.
- A willingness to contribute to team efficiency through sharing information and constructively supporting others.
- An ability to recognise when issues need to be passed on to a senior colleague.
- An ability to demonstrate adaptability and flexibility in juggling a range of tasks.
- An ability to use initiative and work in a proactive manner to provide excellent customer service.
- Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
- An understanding of Health and Safety requirements and legislation (Desirable).
The HR Assistant should:
- Be educated to A Level standard or equivalent.
- Have completed the Level 3 CIPD.
- Have experience of working in a complex administration/assistant role in an HR environment.
- Be fully computer literate and able to use a HR and recruitment system.
- Have a relevant Health and Safety qualification (Desirable).
The HR Assistant should:
- Be a person of integrity.
- Have a working knowledge of confidentiality issues and the use of discretion.
- Have an openness to learning and change.
- Have good interpersonal skills.
- Have a high level of accuracy.
- Be self-motivated but have the ability to work as part of a team.
- Be sensitive to the different cultures, traditions and activities within the parishes of the Diocese.
The HR Assistant should have:
- Empathy with the faith and mission of the Church of England.
- Have the ability to travel throughout the Diocese.
The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. The diocese has 656 church buildings.