HR Assistant

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Closing Date: 09/03/2021

HR Assistant
Part-Time (3 days per week; Mondays, Thursdays and one other day to be agreed)
West End, London
£15,000 per annum (pro-rata of £25,000 per annum)

The Fashion Retail Academy (Ofsted Outstanding) is a unique, industry led academy. Founded by retail giants, we offer a range of exclusive Fashion courses with unparalleled industry involvement to ensure our students gain the skills and contacts needed to successfully progress to employment.

Supported by and working closely with over 130 fashion brands from high street staples to digital giants and luxury brands, we offer a wide range of specialist fashion Diploma, Degree and Short courses, many of these exclusive to the FRA with start dates throughout the year.

We are looking for a proactive, customer focused and detail orientated HR Assistant to provide efficient and effective administrative support to the HR team. The post holder will lead on providing the Best Imaginable onboarding and offboarding experience, whilst ensuring compliance with legislation and policy.

Typical duties include:

  • Liaising with new joiners on pre-employment checks, starter paperwork, mandatory training and induction arrangements;
  • Maintaining the Single Central Record and mandatory training tracker; 
  • Conducting HR inductions, coordinating the probation process and administering post probation employee benefits;
  • Issuing leaver correspondence, such as acknowledgement of resignation letters, exit surveys and P45s, ensuring a smooth offboarding experience for both line managers and employees; and
  • Providing cover for the Recruitment Assistant on the role’s non-working days.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Experience of working in an HR administrative post, or a role that encompasses comparable responsibilities;
  • Demonstrable experience of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as the ability to quickly learn HR systems;
  • Strong communication skills, the ability to manage conflicting priorities, and an excellent eye for detail; and
  • A continuous improvement mindset with a passion for delivering a highly efficient, effective and people-centered service.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic and vibrant environment to further develop your career then we would like to hear from you!

Please note, this is a part time role, working Mondays, Thursdays and one other day to be agreed. The role is based in the FRA ordinarily, however, due to the national lockdown, we envisage a remote start for this post, subject to further Government guidance on the education sector re-opening.

For more information about the FRA and this role please visit our website and refer to the job description and supporting documentation available to download.

How to apply: Please create an account and click Start Application to submit an application. Please also ensure that you upload your CV and a Cover Letter to your application.

Closing date: 9 March 2021.

Please note we will be reviewing applications as and when they come in. If you wish to apply for this position, early application is advised.

Please contact our Recruitment team at for further information about this campaign.

Diversity Statement

We welcome applications from individuals from all sections of the community. The equality and diversity information you provide will be strictly confidential to the HR Department and will not be seen by the short listing or selection panel. Applications will be judged solely on the basis of merit.