HR Officer

  • Company: Plumpton College
  • Closing Date: 30-11-2020
  • Location: Plumpton, Nr. Lewes BN7 3AE
  • Salary: £24,352 - £27,494 (pro rata)
  • Benefits: 26 days holiday (pro rata), Local Government Pension Scheme


This is an excellent opportunity to join Plumpton College’s successful HR function, and to be part of a proactive, progressive and cohesive team which is dedicated to high service standards and best practice. 

Providing day-to-day generalist HR support in line with the College’s strategic objectives, you will work proactively with managers in conjunction with the Senior HR Officer to support and implement strategies which select, develop and retain the best staff. Working in a business partnering capacity with line managers, the HR Officer will understand issues, opportunities, undertake recruitment, identify new ways of working and assist managers in understanding and implementing HR procedures and policies.

The ideal candidate will possess at least three years’ experience of working in a generalist HR environment, including recruitment and training. With a thorough understanding of employment law and employer best practice they will demonstrate experience of advising managers at all levels. Qualified to at least level 3, the ideal candidate will also possess a CIPD level 5 qualification or be working towards it.  With a high degree of professional integrity and excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, you will be comfortable working at pace and juggling a busy workload. You will have a methodical approach to administration and record keeping with excellent IT skills, and confidence to use and develop virtual solutions to meet the needs of the organisation.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays (as well as up to 5 efficiency days at Christmas), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free on-site parking. This position is a permanent, 0.8FTE role working 30 hours per week.

With over 3,000 students, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Plumpton College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. At Plumpton College we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you.

To apply please complete an application form and an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

Closing date for applications: Monday 30th November at 9.00am

Interviews will be held: week commencing 7th December 2020

Applying for this role...

Please complete an application form and an Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form and send to: or HR team, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE.

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