Peter Symonds College

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Personnel (HR) & Payroll Assistant

Peter Symonds College is currently recruiting for a well-organised, enthusiastic assistant to work in the Personnel (HR) office. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team who are working at the heart of the College to provide an exceptional service to staff and applicants.

The details for this post are as follows:

Reference (please quote):
£19,844-£21,005 per annum
37 a week, 41 weeks a year
Start Date:
Interview Date:
7th March 2024
Closing Date:
Saturday 2 March 2024 (Midnight)

Information About The Post

FTE salary:              In the range £22,312-£23,618 per annum full time equivalent

Actual salary:          £19,844-£21,005 per annum

Hours:                       08:30 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday, 08:30 – 16:30 Fridays

Working weeks:     41 per year (term time + 3 additional weeks)

Peter Symonds is a vibrant sixth form college in Winchester which has been rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ in every respect. We have a large team of committed and talented staff who are at the heart of the success of the College. 

Our Personnel (HR) and Payroll team of 5 runs an inhouse payroll and looks after the full lifecycle of HR, from advertising of vacancies through to staff leaving our employ. We have several hundred staff and work hard to provide them with a professional and personal service. The main duties involve inputting HR and payroll information onto our database, organising staff recruitment, including welcoming candidates at interview, administering our online professional review system and recording sickness absence. You also have an important role in responding to general HR queries from staff who call into the office, phone or email, passing them on where necessary.

You will possess good IT skills and administrative experience. Experience in a related field including using an online HR or payroll system, a CIPD qualification and a real interest in working in this field would be beneficial but are not essential. More important is the ability to organise your work despite interruptions and a friendly and helpful manner that will put candidates at their ease. The hours are 37 per week, and you will be working 41 weeks a year which is term time, Enrolment Week plus 2 additional weeks. The times will be Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5 pm (1 hour lunch and a 4.30pm finish on Fridays).

More details and information on how to apply are available on our website. If you require further assistance please phone the Personnel Department on 01962 857557 or email quoting the reference number.

We are dedicated to safeguarding the students in our care. To that end, a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure will be required in the event of an individual being offered a position within our College. Our staff undertake regular safeguarding and Prevent training and are subject to ongoing safeguarding scrutiny.

How To Apply

Please download and complete the application form (two parts). Once complete, please email it to quoting the job title and reference number in your email. If you require an acknowledgement please also request that in your email.

If you require any assistance or further information, please email us on the address above or telephone Personnel on 01962 857557.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to respond to all applicants personally. If you have not heard from us by the interview date you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. However, we would be very pleased to hear from you again in respect of future vacancies. Thank you for your interest in working at Peter Symonds College.