HR Administrator

HR Administrator

Are you looking for a busy Administrator (HR) role?  Do you want to be part of a team covering a wide range of HR activities?

If you are then please apply for this HR Administration role with Wessex Education Shared Services (WESS) in Bournemouth today.  We are a busy HR team that can offer you a great working environment and opportunities to learn  - we want to hear from you if this sounds like the job you’re looking for.

About Us

Wessex Education Shared Services (WESS) is a pioneering shared service company operating in a Further Education environment. We provide a wide range of services to our two Member colleges: Brockenhurst College and Bournemouth & Poole College including financial management, payroll, human resources, examinations, student records and data returns processing and IT Software development. The HR administrator role provides comprehensive administrative support to WESS and both Colleges.

Service Area
Job Type
Employment Basis
Part time
Working hours per week
WESS, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth
19,780 per annum pro rata
Closing date

Job Description

The Role

As one of our HR Administrators you will play an active role in helping with HR related tasks across the team. This includes supporting recruitment, issuing employment contracts, completing and maintaining employee records and the HR database, and responding to calls and queries.  It’s a varied and busy role so we need someone who is well organised and happy managing conflicting priorities and ensuring things get done.

The role is varied and includes:

  • Recruitment processing, staff selection and safeguarding checks, contracts and offers
  • Maintaining accurate records, regular data reporting
  • Being first point of contact for HR Services enquiries
  • Updating and maintaining records within the HR Database
  • Documenting human resources actions by completing logs and updating records
  • Supporting the development of HR reporting and processes 
  • Supporting the HR Business Partners with casework and projects
  • Maintaining HR software, records and staff files, ensuring that all documentation is prepared to the highest quality and accuracy standards and takes into account relevant legislation and employment law
  • Processing starters and leavers, ensuring that all paperwork is completed and advising Payroll accurately and within required deadlines

Key skills and attitudes

  • You’ll be professional, an excellent communicator with a high level of credibility
  • Able to maintain and build strong working relationships
  • Have strong administration skills, with an eye for detail and be able to work to a high level of accuracy with a high degree of responsiveness
  • Have the ability to work independently providing customer service excellence, owning queries and cases from initial contact through to resolution
  • Possess good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Experience of using a computerised HR System would be an advantage - or willingness to learn.  
  • It is essential that you can use Excel, Word and Outlook to an intermediate standard
  • Have a desire to continuously analyse and improve processes
  • Ideally have proven experience in administrative work in an HR Environment. 

Next Step

If you are interested in the role please complete our application process by clicking apply and completing the application form on our careers page.

Please be aware we only accept fully completed applications, therefore please take the time to complete our application form.

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

Benefits include:

  • Free secure onsite parking 
  • Access to a company pension scheme
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Access to a range of discounts including shopping, travel and healthcare
  • 25 days leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff) 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme provided externally to WESS; this is a completely confidential service and is free to all members of staff

Working At Wessex Education Shared Services

Our Success depends on the people that work for us. Your skills and experience are important but it's also about how you fit into our team too. If there is anything that you would like to know that we have not covered here, then please get in touch.

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Our Application Process

Yes, we know our application process is long but we are interested in hearing about you.

Our Vision

Delivering excellence in innovative Supporting Service Solutions for the UK's most successful colleges.

Our Mission

Managing our work with integrity and commitment to improve everything everyday.