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We have a fantastic new job opportunity for an HR Administrator with excellent organisation, time management and communication skills.

Key facts

  • Part or full-time, permanent post
    22.5 to 37 hours per week
  • Salary
    £11.58 per hour
  • Closing date
    Sunday 25th February 2024

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for an HR Administrator with excellent organisation, time management and communication skills.

As an HR Administrator, you will support the HR Team with the day-to-day operations. Ideally, the post holder will be a strong administrator with a warm and friendly personality. A confident communicator (verbal and written), excellent computer and systems skills, and a high degree of attention to detail are essential. It’s vital to have the flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment.

Experience within HR is not essential; the ideal candidate will have experience working in a high-volume work environment. Excellent communication, written and organisation skills are essential. Strong IT literacy is paramount, as is the ability to apply complete discretion whilst handling private and confidential information.

The successful candidate will be part of a small team able to provide an extensive range of administrative support.

Expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting tasks in a discreet and confidential manner
  • Managing own personal workload, completing requests within 24 hours of receipt, achieving and maintaining an exceptional accuracy level
  • Working under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to follow instructions, policies and procedures that are set
  • Undertaking training is suggested to improve knowledge and skills in line with the role
  • Approaching tasks in a positive and considerate manner
  • Using initiative where appropriate
  • Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) Math & English grade 4+ or A-C
  • Intermediate understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint
  • Previous HR Administrative experience, with exposure in recruitment, is preferred but not essential

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to make a significant impact on the future of the college and its staff.

See the Job Description for full details.

Why choose us?

Set within the Lake District's breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site, we are an FE college that consistently punches above its weight on the national stage. We are embarking on a series of bold steps to grow the college and remain a top-notch education provider for Cumbria and the North West region. Our students focus on their learning, achieve high levels of attainment and consistently give us high satisfaction ratings. We recognise the wellbeing of its staff as a priority, as well as ensuring that excellent work is appropriately identified and that a healthy work-life balance is maintained.

What we offer

  • A generous holiday entitlement
  • Seven efficiency days per year (pro rata) in addition to your hard-earned holiday allocation
  • Sick pay and pension scheme
  • Support to help you transition into college life
  • Excellent CPD opportunities so you can gain a formal teaching qualification whilst working with us and continue to grow and develop
  • A college that promotes and supports flexible working
  • Fantastic facilities and resources to support our students
  • On-site canteens with locally sourced ingredients
  • A cycle-to-work and electric car scheme
  • A comprehensive staff awards, rewards and wellbeing scheme, including:
    • Employee assistance program with Health Assured
    • Discounted gym membership
    • Local discounts
    • Extensive retail discounts

What we're looking for


Essential Desirable
GCSE grade 4/C or above in English and Maths or level 2 Literacy and Numeracy qualifications NVQ level 2 Business Administration
Certificate in Personnel Practice or working towards one


Essential Desirable
Varied administrative experience and practises Experience of HR packages and working in an educational setting

Knowledge & Skills

Essential Desirable
Attention to detail
Working under pressure
Documented evidence of eligibility and photo ID will be required from candidates at the interview as part of our standard recruitment process

Applications without the essential requirements will not usually be considered for appointment.

Right to work

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility and a photo ID will be required from candidates at the interview as part of our standard recruitment process.

Safeguarding statement

Kendal College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.