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Job title: Human Resources Officer (part-time)

Reports to: Director of Finance & Operations 

Location: Burlington House, London and other locations may be required. 

Working hours: 21 hours a week over 3 or 4 days. The workload varies throughout the year and some flexibility is required. 



The primary responsibility of the Human Resources Officer is the day to day operational management of human resources for the Geological Society.

  • HR management and compliance: understanding the legislative and regulatory requirements that extend to the Society and its activities in respect of Human Resources management and ensuring that the Society is at all times operating in a compliant and effective manner.
  • Recruitment and hiring: understanding the recruitment and hiring needs of the Society and providing the lead in recruitment activity so that people with the appropriate skills, experience and personal attributes are hired to meet the Society’s needs in a controlled, organised and efficient manner.
  • Staff development and support: understanding the development needs of managers and individual staff to ensure that appropriate training, development routes and support are identified and implemented; and to ensure that both individuals and the Society maximise the potential of all who work for the Society. 

Person specification 

Candidates for this role will be required to demonstrate a range of skills, competencies and abilities for the role.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
  • At least 5 years’ experience operating at the Senior HR Advisor or HR Officer level
  • Have a generalist HR background with some reward experience
  • Hold or working towards a CIPD qualification
  • A self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach
  • Organised and good problem-solving ability
  • An understanding of HR best practice
  • Good IT skills including HRIS

Find out more about the role in the job description: HR Officer Job Description

How to apply 

To apply for this position, please forward to recruitment@geolsoc.org.uk. 
  • a copy of your CV with a cover letter 
  • and a supporting statement 

Please ensure that your application fully addresses the appointment criteria set out in the person specification. 


The closing date for this role is Friday 26 April 2019.  Interviews the week of Monday 29 April 2019.

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