HR Administration Manager

£35,000 - £40,000 pa
Role type:
All Year Post, Full Time
37 hours / 52 weeks
Contract type:
All year post
Closing Date:
Job Details:

We’re expanding our HR team at National Star and are looking to recruit a dynamic, results-driven HR Manager to oversee the running of the HR office, including managing a small team of committed HR administrators.


We’ll be looking to you to provide a customer focussed, effective and comprehensive HR administration service for all managers and staff, developing effective internal working relationships across the organisation and working with other professionals to deliver an effective, holistic service.


You will lead the efficient and effective management of the key HR transactional processes across the whole organisation whilst managing and overseeing the work of the HR administration team. With more than 1,000 staff and ambitious plans for growth, you and your team will be critical in ensuring the pre-employment screening and other recruitment on-boarding administration is carried out efficiently and effectively. You will oversee the production of all contractual changes, the review of employee benefits, and Occupational Health assessments. You will also work closely with the Recruitment and Payroll Managers to ensure they have timely and accurate information to get their job done.


Bringing to us your working knowledge of HR software systems and databases you will oversee the day to day work of key systems administrators and super users of the HR database, quality checking inputs, building and amending work flows and reports to maximise the potential of the system, supporting the further development and implementation of the system within the organisation.


We are always striving for continuous improvement at National Star and therefore will expect you to be constantly exploring ways in which our HR procedures can be streamlined and improved. This will include continually evaluating, reviewing and improving all internal HR administration procedures to ensure that they are in compliance with agreed policy and processes throughout the organisation, that they are business focussed, and that they are fully documented and communicated by appropriate means to all relevant users.


It’s likely that you will have worked for a complex organisation in the past, be CIPD qualified and have in depth administration experience in a HR environment. It goes without saying that you will be a strong communicator with first class people management skills, who will act as a role model for other members of your team. As a problem-solver, you will be able to think creatively and put forward ideas using your influencing skills to implement change.  This role will involve you building strong working relationships with your team and other National Star managers so they know you are there to support them where necessary.


In return for your skills and experience, we will support you every step of the way as you get to grips with your role, investing in your personal and professional development.


About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,100 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.


How we will reward you


Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation.


Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba (subject to COVID restrictions)

Health Shield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more


How to apply

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.


Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.


We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money.  Alternatively please send your cv to or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.


Please note that applications will be reviewed early in the New Year and you will be notified of the outcome of your application after the closing date. 



All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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