HR Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Activate Learning
Oxford,United Kingdom
£20,000 - £25,000 Per Year
02 Aug 2022 10:34
24 Aug 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
HR / Training
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

HR Assistant (Maternity Cover)

At Activate Learning, we are on a mission to transform lives through our Learning Philosophy, which reflects our culture and way of working. We believe that each and every one of our employees is key to achieving this and by joining us, you will be sharing in this mission.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a HR Assistant to join our dynamic team on a fixed term basis to cover maternity leave from August 2022.

Working within a busy front-line HR Services team, the purpose of the role is to provide a professional, high quality, timely and customer focused transactional service for all HR processes in line with our staff journey, including the onboarding of all new staff in line with safer recruitment practices. This is a busy team working to tight deadlines.

This is a full-time role, working 37 hours per week, offering a hybrid working model and flexibility to be based at City of Oxford College.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant qualifications and experience, preferably within an HR context.
  • Experience of working within a complex services environment, preferably within HR
  • Firm understanding of the principles of delivering professional and responsive service standards with excellent customer service skills
  • Previous experience of using a HR and online recruitment system, and HR Service onboarding processes and requirements.
  • Fully competent in use of Microsoft Office software, including Word, databases such as Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Good attention to detail and able to process large volumes of work quickly and accurately
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and solve a range of requests by responding to varying circumstances, whilst working within standard processes and procedures
  • A ‘can do’ attitude

What are the benefits of this role?

This is challenging and rewarding position and the successful applicant will be making a difference to our students lives whilst working in an extremely supportive team. The HR team advocates an open and friendly culture and the opportunity to inspire change within an evolving organisation. Being a large HR Team there are opportunities to grow within the role and we hope you will have a transformational career journey with us.

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?

We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working, whilst also investing in building a vibrant community of learning for everyone.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to learning and development, plenty of public transport options for all sites, and an Employee Assistance Programme and access to a range of wellbeing resources and initiatives.


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.


Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.