HR Assistant

HR Assistant

Job reference: 114-23

Closing date: 9:00 AM, 22 November 2023

Interview date: Monday 4 December 2023

Salary: £29,578 - £32,378 per annum. Appointments will normally be made to the first point of the grade.

Hours: Full-time

Term: Permanent

Available: Immediately

Founded in 1882, The Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our excellence was recognised by the 2023 QS World University Rankings, in which we were ranked as the global top institution for performing arts by Subject.

We are recruiting a full-time HR Assistant to join a small generalist team. HR Assistants are the first point of contact for the HR office, answering routine queries and explaining the application of HR policies and processes. The HR Assistants are responsible for the administration of the recruitment process, preparing contractual paperwork, processing monthly payroll changes, and coordinating the delivery of learning and development opportunities. 

It is essential that applicants are clear and confident communicators able to answer routine queries and explain processes and procedures. HR has a key role to play in supporting the College’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy so an awareness of and interest in developments in advancing equality, diversity and inclusion is essential. Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office packages, are essential.

Applicants must be skilled at managing a busy workload and balancing conflicting priorities whilst maintaining a high level of customer service and attention to detail. 

Experience within HR and particularly HR/Payroll systems such as iTrent would be advantageous. An awareness of employment legislation and an understanding of HR processes such as right to work checks, recruitment, and pensions administration would be desirable.

This is a full-time role and the postholder will be expected to work onsite three days per week and from home two days per week.
This post is offered on a permanent full-time basis available immediately. 

Applicant Information Pack

How to apply

For full details of this position please download the Applicant Information Pack above.

To apply, please complete the following forms, which can be downloaded from further down this page:

  1. Application Form
  2. Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by email to Human Resources at or by post to Human Resources, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.

If you need to receive this documentation in an alternative format please contact to discuss your requirements.

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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