Milton Keynes College

HR Assistant - Prison Services

£18,000 Per Annum
11 Apr 2019
25 Apr 2019
Vacancy Filler
HR / Training
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College

Milton Keynes College has an exciting opportunity for an HR Assistant to support our Prison Services HR Team.

As an HR Assistant, you will offer first line HR support to the HR Business Partners, Payroll team and to our prison Education Managers in all aspects of clerical and administrative support. You will ensure excellent and consistent HR practice to all our customers.

To be successful in this role you will have a positive attitude, be values-driven and have the energy and drive to make a real impact within the organisation. This is a demanding but rewarding role where no two days are ever the same.

This is an excellent opportunity if you would like to advance your career within HR.

Location: Chaffron Way, Milton Keynes
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per annum
Salary: Circa £18,000 per annum
Closing Date: Thursday 25th April 2019

More about the rewards

  • 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays pro rata, per annum;
  • Amazing discounts with NUS card, ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment;
  • Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub;
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Tax-free childcare scheme
  • Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses;
  • Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme;
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme;
  • Plus many more…


As a successful candidate, you will have

  • Experience in working within an HR administrative environment.
  • CIPD Level 3 qualification or willing to work towards.
  • A willingness to progress and undertake professional development
  • A good basic education including GCSE level C or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Excellent computer literacy with experience of using MS Word and Excel
  • Proven experience of producing accurate, reliable and numerate work.
  • Good organisation skills, able to manage high volume workload efficiently & effectively
  • The confidence to deal with individuals at all levels in a welcoming, willing and helpful way, whilst adhering to company policies
  • Professionalism to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • A confident, professional manner with excellent communication skills, both verbal & written
  • The ability to work on your own initiative & meet deadlines, whilst supporting the team


More about the College

Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience. The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 – 18-year-old full-time students studying vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For nearly 30 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and currently work with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons, which make up the Long Term High-Security Estate, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.

Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions, therefore, undergo a thorough onboarding process to include DBS. In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions.

Milton Keynes College has been officially recognised for its commitment and approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. It has been awarded the much sought-after Leaders in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises the College’s clear ethos and values and a belief in the importance of diversity.

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