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HR Assistant (x2)

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 1 June 2021

Interview date: W/c 14 June 2021

Salary: £26,376 - £29,180 per annum (pro rata if part time)

Job ref. no: 102-21

The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2020 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the fifth consecutive year, and top in Europe. The RCM also achieved an overall rating of gold for its outstanding teaching and learning provision for undergraduates in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

We are recruiting two HR Assistants to form part of 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. Following the launch of the College’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in 2020 the HR Assistants will play a key role in advancing EDI within the College and will be 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.

We are seeking to make two appointments with a total combined hours equivalent to one full time role (1FTE/ 35 hours per week) and one part time role (0.6FTE/ 21 hours per week).

We are open to considering filling both roles on a part time basis where we are able to fulfil the total combined hours. Applicants are asked to clearly indicate in their supporting statement whether they are seeking a full time or part time appointment. These appointments are available immediately.

To apply:

Please complete our 1) Application Form and 2) Equal Opportunities Form (available to download further down this page) and submit in PDF or Word format before the closing deadline for the post. 

Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

CVs without an application form will not be accepted.

For full details of this position please click the below "Job Description" to read the full Applicant Information Pack:

Job Description


Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Karoline Josten, HR Assistant:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS



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

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Karoline Josten to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.


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