HR Operations Assistant

Application ends: November 30, 2022
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Job Description

Guildford, England

HR Operations Assistant

Human Resources




£24,948 to £27,929 per annum

Fixed Term for 6 months

Post Type:

Full Time

Closing Date:

23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 30 November 2022



A newly-created opportunity for those with a HR or administration background seeking flexibility, work-life balance and a dynamic and vibrant working environment!

We are looking for HR Assistants to join our HR Operations Team at the University Surrey – a global community of ambitious ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We have a bold vision of what we want to achieve – shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.

By joining the team, you’ll not only be empowered to help us achieve this aim, but will be able to go to bed each night knowing your own work has made a real, impactful difference!

On top of this, you’ll be rewarded with a generous salary, yearly incremental pay rise, 32 days Holiday PLUS Bank Holidays, industry leading pension up to 30%, salary sacrifice benefits & rewards, student discount scheme and flexible working conditions on our beautiful Surrey countryside campus!

The role

The HR Operations team is entering an exciting period in our change programme. Having recently restructured to create a central team of experts dealing with all areas of the employee lifecycle, including recruitment, onboarding and immigration support, we are due to shortly introduce a new HR system which will make our work more efficient.

You’ll be helping us with our busy day to day operation whilst we support the team with testing and training on our new system. You’ll have an appetite for learning, always keeping the customer in mind and won’t be afraid to challenge us and suggest improvements to our current processes.

You will manage customer relationships (external and internal candidates) and ensure that employees, managers and future employees receive a high level of customer service, whether their query relates to the employee life cycle or recruitment.

Working closely with the Team Leaders, you will have exposure to some more complex projects as well as liaising with various parts of the University, including the Specialist HR Teams.

Some experience working in a busy administration role would be highly advantageous, as would some experience of recruitment (but this is not essential).

The role is 36 hours a week. We can be flexible with start and finish times, and we are happy for you to work from home. We do however, ask that you come to the office once or twice a week to help us maintain our brilliant team working relationships.

(This role is offered on an initial Fixed term for 6 months)

In your application please include a CV and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience will add value to our HR Operations Team.

For further information please contact Tim Mitchell, HR Operations – Team Leader on

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.