HR Administrator – Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development Apprenticeship

  • Job Reference: RES/0624/31364
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
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  • Location: Oakham, Midlands
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £24,294 to £25,979
  • Bonus/Benefits: LGPS Pension Contributions
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: FTC - 2 Years

Job Description

We are pleased to be advertising the role of HR Administrator that will support your career development in Human Resources and Organisation Development. The role will include studying for a Level 5 Apprenticeship for the professional stage of a Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development qualification.  We are offering this role initially as a fixed term opportunity for 2 years.

The Administrator post is an integral part of the HR team that acts as a first point of contact and provides support to the HR Team for specific areas of the employee lifecycle. We are looking for an individual who understands the importance of effective and efficient administration with the ability to work to tight deadlines when necessary.  Someone who is looking to develop their skills to train to become an HR professional. Someone who is comfortable working within established protocols and policies but can also recognise areas for improvement in processes.  They will understand the importance of confidentiality and diplomacy whilst ensuring customer service is vital to our internal and external customers.

About you…

  • Educated to at least A’ Level/ Level 3 / 4 standard and ideally have a first degree
  • Experienced in working in a customer focused environment
  • Excellent IT skills using MS office applications
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Able to work on own initiative, with minimum supervision, with a high level of discretion and confidentiality

About the role…

  • To undertake HR administration for the whole employee life-cycle including recruitment, payroll, employee, contract changes
  • Monitor the HR Service desk, triage ‘calls’,and respond to 1st and 2nd level queries
  • Provide support to the wider HR team
  • Undertake HR project work

The HR Administrator interviews will be held Tuesday 02 July 2024.

Please be advised this could be subject to change, in which case we will give appropriate notice.

We will be reviewing applications on a regular basis and inviting those who meet our essential person specification criteria to interview. If you’re interested in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply without delay.

Our offer to you:

Rutland Council is committed to Flexible Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.

We are committed to supporting and empowering our staff to be the best workers that they can be and Rutland Council is the place you want to be.    Our benefits go beyond the salary – being part of a great team, excellent Local Government Pension, generous annual leave, opportunities to learn and develop your career, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff.

Whilst the base for this post is Oakham, Rutland, the Local Authority offers a hybrid working practice.  As well as working from home, we feel it is important that you have the opportunity to spend time in the workplace with your colleagues to help you learn, develop and engage.

Find out more:

To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Elaine McGarry, HR Adviser on 01572 758428 or at

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process, please call us on 01572 758291 or email us at 

How to apply:

Click on the apply button which will redirect you to the Jobs Go Public (JGP site) where we handle all our vacancies.  If you already have a JGP account you will be asked to login, or alternatively if you don’t have an account, you will be guided through the set up process.   Access to an account is necessary, as all updates regarding your application will be sent via the JGP site to the email you have used to register. 

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will be sent out via email from the Jobs Go Public site. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.