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HR Administrator (Maternity Cover)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

As HR Administrator you will work within a small generalist HR team who look after designated client groups within the school. You will be responsible for providing full administrative support throughout the employee lifecycle. This can range from booking interviews and carrying out legally compliant recruitment checks, entering new joiners onto the HR system, processing changes, to sorting out exit paperwork.  

Main Duties

  • Carrying out recruitment checks for successful candidates and logging these on our Single Central Register. These checks need to be carried out in line with the school’s expectations and in a timely fashion to ensure that the individual is safe to work in a school before they start with us;   

  • Inputting new joiners onto our HR Information System, and liaising with payroll, IT, Security and other internal stakeholders to ensure everything is set up in time for the new joiner’s arrival; 

  • Generating offer letters and contracts and helping to on-board employees once they join; 

  • Processing changes on our HR Information System and preparing letters to send to individuals;

  • Supporting the processes of annual salary review;

  • Answering queries and directing people to information / the best people to speak to as appropriate; 

  • Processing leavers;

  • Supporting recruitment activities;

  • Supporting HR projects and undertaking own projects/tasks where relevant;  

  • Supporting the team with other tasks as necessary to facilitate to smooth running of the department. 


The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will need: 

  • Previous experience working in a busy administrative position and juggling competing priorities; 

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel; 

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal; 

  • Previous experience of working in an HR team and / or with an HR Information System would be highly advantageous. 


You may enjoy this role if: 

  • You have a ‘can-do’ attitude – you love getting stuck in and you’re not phased by a heavy volume of work and fast changing priorities; 

  • You’re flexible – you’ll have to juggle lots of competing tasks so you’ll enjoy having lots of different things on the go, and you’re able to organise your time and to prioritise your to do list so nothing slips through the cracks; 

  • You have an eye for detail – our HR Administrators are key to making sure our data is accurate and that we’re completing all of our recruitment checks, so you will be comfortable working in the detail and following processes;  

  • You continually look for ways to improve systems and processes – we’re keen to evolve and keep improving what we do, so you’ll continually question the status quo and actively search for ways we can be more efficient and effective; 

  • You’re a great communicator – you enjoy engaging with a variety of different people, you’ll always try to meet face to face or pick up the phone rather than email if you can; 

  • You have an interest in working in an HR team, even if you don’t want to become an HR specialist; 

  • You enjoy working in a team – we’re a small team and we enjoy spending time together. We support each other as much as we can meaning we get involved in lots of different tasks, you’ll be keen to operate in the same way we do, and you’ll volunteer to get involved. 


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

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