HR Assistant

HR Assistant

Job reference: 103-23

Closing date: 9:00 AM, 6 February 2023

Interview date: Thursday 16 February 2023

Salary: £27,904 - £30,546 per annum

Hours: Full time

Term: Permanent

Available: From 1 February 2023

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 2022 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, drafting contractual paperwork, processing monthly payroll changes and coordinating the delivery of learning and development opportunities. HR Assistants also play a key role in supporting the College’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and are encouraged to play an active part in this initiative.

It is essential that applicants are clear and confident communicators able to answer routine queries and explain processes and procedures. An awareness of and interest in HR 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 and is available from 1 February 2023.

For full details of this position please read the Applicant Information Pack, available to download from the RCM website:

To apply, please complete our 1) Application form and 2) Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (available to download from the RCM website) and submit in Word or PDF format by email to

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

The RCM is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff, students and visitors.

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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Get in touch

For more information please contract Recruitment

Zuzana Klejova and Philippa Style

HR Assistant

0207 591 4782 and 0207 591 4784

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