People HR and Development Assistant

Salary Range – £20,016 – £21,069

37 hours x 52 Weeks

Open to internal and external applicants

About you

Are you looking for an opportunity to work for an organisation that really cares about its staff and students? Do you want to make a real difference and help shape and influence the next generation? If so, then this role could be the perfect opportunity for you and to start your career as a People and OD Assistant for The Sheffield College.

The Role

The People and OD Assistant is a key role within the People (HR) Team. This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, dedicated individual who would like to develop their career in a supportive environment, whilst also being able to make impactful change across the People Agenda.

This unique and varied role will complete day-to-day HR advisory and learning and development tasks/activity and will contribute to supporting and developing our people having real influence over our success and that of learners in the Sheffield City region.

Key tasks will include:

Complete planning & administration, tracking and monitoring activity for learning & development activity such as Induction, Mandatory Training, projects and all college development days.

Provide an advisory service to managers and colleagues on people related terms and conditions and policies.

Update and maintain People team intranet pages/hubs with relevant information.

Develop relationships with and providing support, guidance and 1:1 coaching to line managers within designated areas on handling a broad range of employee issues such as sickness absence; performance management and disciplinary / conduct issues, seeking advice and guidance as appropriate from more experienced members of the People Team.

Accurately prepare documentation, communications and information including letters, emails and records and maintaining and storing data in line with GDPR.

To be successful in this role you will need excellent planning and organising skills and experience being used to working to deadlines. You will be skilled at working with others to achieve goals with strong communication skills and a professional manner at all times. IT skills are a necessity being able to demonstrate use of Microsoft Office packages and experience of using the google suits would be advantageous.

Our large, vibrant and diverse Further Education College has four main campuses located across Sheffield. We are proud of our work with employers and how we are meeting local skills needs and transforming lives through learning.

Ideally, you will have extensive knowledge of Health & Safety and experience of leading a team or are looking to take that next step in your career.

If you’re excited about the scope of this role and the opportunity to have a real impact in a place that makes a real difference to lives then read the job description to find out more and apply for this position today.


We offer a wide selection of benefits in return for the work that you will do, such as

Continuing Professional Development

Excellent holiday allowance, 25 days plus public holidays, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service

Excellent pension package (South Yorkshire Pensions Authority)

Cycle to work, Car hire, Healthcare schemes plus others

Flexible working

TOTUM card with great offers and discounts

Closing Date: 04 August 2021

Shortlisting Date: w/c 09 August 2021

Interview Date: 20 August 2021

As an Investors in Diversity employer we encourage applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. Also, as a Disability Confident Leader we are committed to removing barriers for applicants with a disability during our recruitment process, upon appointment and as an employee.

We are an employer who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. Successful applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to safer recruiting procedures.

Please click the links below to view the job description, person specification and notes of guidance.

To apply please click apply and follow the links and complete the online application. For queries regarding the application process please contact People Operations Team via email CV’s currently not accepted.

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