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Interim HR Advisor


£38,902 per annum + benefits

35 hours per week, fixed term family leave cover to December 2016, based in London WC2       


We are looking for a highly experienced, personable and professional HR advisor to join our busy and friendly HR team on an interim basis.

You will provide a first rate, proactive and customer focused HR advisory service and play a key role on HR development projects. You will work closely with line managers to coach and advise them on the full range of HR issues to ensure positive and proactive outcomes, and oversee day to day delivery of our resourcing, training and reward strategies to ensure that we recruit, develop and retain the talent required to achieve our organisational goals. You will also work closely with the HR Assistant to ensure the effective delivery of all day to day HR processes, and the overall HR service on the HR manager's non-working days.

With indepth working knowledge of HR legislation and best practice and proven experience of effectively advising and coaching line managers in a range of HR and complex employee relations matters you will have the ability to quickly develop collaborative working relationships, working on your own initiative and as part of a team. 

You will be highly organised, with experience of working in a generalist HR role and able to deliver effective recruitment campaigns and training programmes, manage HR projects and deliver robust administrative and management information processes including payroll.

With an understanding of the RSA's charitable mission and how HR is critically connected to that, this interim role offers an excellent opportunity to work as part of a dynamic and ambitious HR team and broaden your operational and strategic HR expertise. So if you have the enthusiasm, skills and experience we’re after, do get in touch.

The RSA combines thought leadership with civic innovation to further human progress. Building on our 260 year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, the RSA is currently at an exciting period in its history. We provide platforms for leading experts through the UK’s most ambitious free public lecture series, our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and we are building on our network of over 27,000 Fellows around the world – these are achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive and social change.


How to apply

To apply for this position please download the application pack document below and prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly addressing how you meet the criteria for the role as set out in the person specification. Please also state your current salary and where you saw this advertised (for recruitment monitoring purposes). You may address your covering letter to Theresa Wallace.

Click on "Apply Now" below to submit your application. The closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on Tuesday 28 June 2016. Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 12 July. Please note that we are unable to accept late or incomplete applications.


Application pack (PDF)


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The RSA is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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