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Recruitment Support Officer

Closing date: 20210924

Location: Homebased with our main hub offices located in Watford or Glasgow 

Salary: Circa £20,295 p/a (£11.12 per hour) 

Hours: 35 hour per week Monday to Friday 9-5pm 

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 6 months with possible extension to permanent 

Benefits – Minimum 29 days plus public/bank holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, pension scheme where we contribute up to 7%, an employee discount portal and much more! Check out our benefits booklet on the careers portal.  


Making sure everything we do runs smoothly. 


A little about the role: 

This role is critical in supporting Action for Children's recruitment by administering contract and compliance checks for successful applicants. The Recruitment Team works hard to attract, manage and hire talented individuals for a diverse range of services and locations across the UK. The Recruitment Support Officer will manage and co-ordinate the pre-employment and onboarding checks of new hires. Supporting managers and candidates through each stage of the onboarding journey to ensure that recruitment cycle is fulfilled in line with quality measures, making sure that they all have a great experience, and our Safer Recruitment Policy is adhered to.

This is a home working role and we have team members across Cardiff, Glasgow and Watford so there will be time to meet and work alongside colleagues in person too! 

If you are a diligent, organised administrator looking to join an organisation with an amazing mission to support children and young people then we would love to hear from you.  

As Recruitment Support Officer you will help us by:   

-Verifyingpopulating and releasing candidate offer details accurately, taking responsibility for the integrity of the data held and shared within our recruitment system. 

-Processing required onboarding checks including criminal record checks, references, medical and any other pre-employment checks. 

-Complying with organisation and legislative requirements such as GDPR and Safer Recruitment Policy, highlighting any non-compliance accordingly. 

-Quality checking documentation provided such as Right to Workprofessional qualifications and those required to submit criminal record and international checks. 

-Compiling accurate and compliant digital files to transfer records to our systems, escalating any gaps in paperwork as per agreed escalation route. 


We are open to a diverse range of background and you will ideally have 

-Experience in a similar administrative role with a keen attention to detail.  

-Strong written and verbal communication to work with a range of stakeholders 

-Worked within a team environment and achieving team targets.  

-Good IT skills.

-The ability to work autonomously with multiple different information streams. 

-The ability to prioritise your workload and manage your time accordingly. 


How do you apply: 

Please click on the ‘Apply Now' button. 

We shall ask you for a supporting statement telling us why you are right for this role and a CV, so please have something handy to upload section will help you submit the application.   

If you require any support in applying or if you have any further questions, please contact Lynsey.Munro@actionforchildren.org.uk in our recruitment team.


The way we work   

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Learn more about ourbehaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our Action for Children website.    


For safe and happy childhoods   

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK.   

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, promoting diversite and working inclusively. We welcome applications form all suitable qualified people from all backgrounds.




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