Salary: £33,403 - £35,427 per annum

Closing date: Monday 24th June 2019

Location: Dean Bradley House, 52, Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF

Job ref: Full Time Permanent

We are looking for a talented HR professional who is ready to take on an autonomous role as the sole HR specialist for a medium-sized charity. You will play a pivotal role to maintain and develop our HR systems, and to mentor and support line managers at all levels.

The London Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated solely to protecting the capital's wildlife and wild spaces, engaging London's diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, campaigning, volunteering and outdoor learning. We currently have 50 employees, and a further 50 on sessional or variable-hours contracts, working at a number of sites across London and across a range of departments and activities including conservation, fundraising, education and outreach, and cafés and events.

The Trust has robust HR policies and processes in place. The role will include strategic HR and operational management, some internal training, and providing advice and support to line managers at all levels. HR tech will also be a key focus: we have recently moved to a web-based HR management system but there is scope for further development.

We are looking for a talented HR professional with CIPD level 5 and some experience of case work who is ready to take on an autonomous role as the sole HR specialist for a medium-sized charity – with peer-to-peer support from the wider Wildlife Trusts network.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great team where you have the opportunity to work collaboratively in a supportive and friendly environment.
Summary of key duties: 

  • HR policy and systems management
  • End to recruitment and delivering staff training as appropriate
  • HR advice and mentoring (to staff, line managers and senior managers) 
  • Manage all employee relations matters with thorough and consistent advice

For us, the ideal candidate will: 

  • Have sound knowledge of UK employment law and good practice, with the ability to implement legal advice into practice as relevant
  • Be a willing problem solver, with a flexible approach to issues
  • Be experienced in managing recruitment campaigns, advising line managers on sensitive and non-sensitive staff issues 
  • Be able to evidence excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong numeracy, with the ability to articulate and communicate at all levels.
  • Have the ability to manage and prioritise workload with strong forward planning skills, as well as maintain tact and discretion with utmost confidentiality and professionalism
  • Be a competent user of IT systems, cloud based HR systems and Microsoft Office

Please download the attached Job Description for full details of the role and person specification


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Contact details:

To apply, please send a completed Candidate Details Form and Application Form to 

Closing date: 24 June 2019, 12:00pm

Interview date: 1 July 2019

An enhanced DBS Check is not required for this role. London Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer.