People Officer

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  • 4195
  • Chester Zoo
  • Chester
  • Contract, Full Time
  • £29611 + attractive benefits

People Officer

Temporary Maternity Cover Contract for 12 months – Full time hours

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.  We’re passionate about what we do and our people are at the heart of our organisation. 

We’re currently looking for someone exceptional to join our People Team as a People Officer on a temporary basis to cover a period of maternity leave. 

With almost 500 permanent employees across a wide range of specialisms plus a large number of seasonal employees there is never a dull moment.  The environment is busy and exciting, so you will need be used to a fast-paced environment and have a flexible, positive and solution focused approach.  

The People Officer role:

  • To provide first line advice and guidance on HR matters in line with the zoos policies, procedures and best practice
  • To support the recruitment process by assisting and advising managers in the preparation of adverts, scheduling and supporting with interviews to ensure that every candidate journey is positive and reflects the zoos values
  • To provide support and advice with regards to the management of sickness absence referring to Occupational Health where appropriate
  • To ensure that accurate information is provided to payroll in a timely manner and in line with payroll deadlines
  • To undertake and support projects as required

The successful candidate for this People Officer role will have:

  • a Level 5 CIPD qualification or equivalent experience
  • membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • experience of providing HR advice and support, working autonomously where required
  • knowledge of HR best practice
  • the ability to influence and coach at all levels
  • excellent problem-solving skills
  • the ability to deal effectively with issues of a sensitive nature, demonstrating tact and diplomacy

The hours of work are 40 hours per week from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.

The salary for this role is £29,611.34 per annum and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on the Chester Zoo careers page.

To apply for this People Officer position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this People Officer role.

Closing date for applications is Monday 2nd November 2020

All applications for this People Officer (HR) role are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submission.

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