The Commonwealth Secretariat is the principal intergovernmental body of the Commonwealth, engaged in advancing and achieving the shared goals of 54 member governments in advancing democracy, development and respect for diversity. Our People Management Strategy sets out the Secretariat’s goals as having: the best people; inspirational leaders; an innovative performance culture; sustainable benefits and rewards; a supportive and enabling environment; and effective and efficient use of people analytics.
The HR Officers will provide effective coordination and support to the HR Business Partners in all activities related to employee relations, organising and scheduling Inductions, on-boarding activities, managing and maintaining accurate electronic processes and systems, and managing the contract renewals, exit and departures processes. The post holder will proactively support the delivery of HR processes at the client’s side and assist in building a strong business relationship.
To be considered you will need to have a degree in human resources management or other related field, or equivalent qualification. You will need to have at least 5 years’ progressive experience of working in generalist human resources. You will also need to have: experience in supporting and advising on employee relations cases; evidence of applying knowledge of employment law and best practice to employee relations cases; knowledge and experience in using and administering HR information systems and associated reporting and self-service systems; the ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically and maintain confidentiality with internal and external stakeholders; and a flexible approach to planning and managing work and to adapt to changing priorities whilst ensuring that deadlines are met.
You will also need to have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and clients across all levels of the organization; the ability to solve problems with realistic and workable solutions; and well-developed organisational and analytical skills
Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.
To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country with the right to live and work in the UK.
The closing date is 3 November 2020, 17:00 GMT