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People Officer

People and OD

Location:  Hybrid working in London (minimum 4 days per month in the office)
Salary:  £31,125 per annum, increasing to £32,000 after 6 months and £32,850 after 12 months
Full Time / Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 03 December 2023
Reference:  X141-23

At Independent Age, we believe that no older person should face financial hardship. That’s why, by 2027, our goal is to have improved the lives of one million older people. Our impact across policy, campaigning, information and advice, grant-making and partnerships improves lives by increasing the financial well-being of older people in financial hardship, enabling greater choice and independence in wider areas of life. We want to find talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us on this journey.


Responsibilities and Person Specification:

The People Team help make Independent Age a great place to work and enable our people to do great work so our charity can help more older people in financial hardship. This is a key role in the team, working closely with our People Managers and the second People Officer to effectively maintain our processes and systems and ensure that all transactional activity and first-line advice and support for staff and volunteers is delivered to the highest standard. The role also supports with various projects across the team.

You should have demonstrable experience of working in an HR operations environment, and experience developing and improving systems and processes. Strong customer service skills, excellent attention to detail and time management skills are also key. You must be committed to ensuring an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace, and ideally be CIPD qualified or equivalent.

For full details on the role and requirements, please review the job description and person specification.  If your experience doesn’t align perfectly with all of the criteria in the person specification but you do meet most of them and are excited about the role, we encourage you to apply anyway. 

This is a full-time role, 35 hours per week, which you can choose to work over five days or a 9-day fortnight. 


What it’s like to work at Independent Age:

We celebrate diversity at Independent Age and champion the differences that make each of us unique. We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We aim to attract and retain a wide range of talent and create an environment where everyone can feel safe, protected, welcome and included.   

We offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, and fantastic learning and development opportunities. We also offer a number of enhanced leave provisions and benefits.

We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best and supports wellbeing. Flexible working hours and hybrid working is standard for all (those contracted to work in the office usually attend 1 day per week). But if you need a different form of flexibility, we are always happy to talk flexible working. 

You can find out more about what it’s like to work at Independent Age here.


Application Process:

To apply, please submit a CV and a Supporting Statement, detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, by clicking the Apply Online button below (please do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific requirements and need support to apply in an alternative format).

To support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion our hiring managers use anonymous shortlisting. Therefore, please do not include your name, photo, or information to indicate your gender or age in your CV and supporting statement.  Please ensure the title of any uploads does not contain your name. 

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follows Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and, if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer. A Basic DBS Certificate will be required for this role.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 11th December. 

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