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HR Officer
Resources for Autism

Job Description

At Resources for Autism, our workforce is proud to be inclusive, diverse, non-judgemental and committed to helping the autistic community. As the HR Officer, you will recruit staff and volunteers and ensure the staff retain their momentum and desire to work with their colleagues to support our service users and their families.

AIMS OF THE SERVICE

The mission of Resources for Autism as an organisation is to provide practical support to individuals on the spectrum, wherever they are on the spectrum, and to those who love them. We do that by providing a safe, fun and meaningful service that enables individuals to be themselves and to thrive. We accept people for who they are and we introduce children and adults to new, creative and stimulating experiences, which encourage interaction, communication and independence. Our work is holistic so we work closely with families to support, educate and increase their understanding of autism and resilience.

ROLE OF HR OFFICER

We are looking for a skilled HR Officer who will recruit, support and develop staff and volunteers.  You will have the support of the administrator and the guidance of the Head of Workforce in your role.

Through managing procedures and developing policies, with the Head of Workforce you will ensure the journey of the staff and volunteers is enriched with the appropriate access to training and skills development for the individual’s role.

At Resources for Autism, our workforce is proud to be inclusive, diverse, non-judgemental and committed to helping the autistic community. As the HR Officer, it will be key to your role to ensure the staff retain their momentum and desire to work with their colleagues to support our service users and their families.

If you are passionate about HR and highly efficient, give us a chance to meet you. We expect you to have knowledge of various HR functions. We want to see a committed and approachable individual and be impressed with your character and skills.

You will have prior experience in Human Resources or recruitment, with a thorough understanding of HR policy and procedures. You will have excellent networking skills and easily connect with people as well as being detail-oriented and able to adapt in a fluid work environment.

BENEFITS OF THE ROLE

Staff benefits are widely offered and available to attract, support, develop and retain our valued staff, enabling them to reach and use their full potential. Benefits include, but are not limited to a family friendly working environment, 25 days of annual leave, pension scheme, access to a wellbeing employee programme, staff referral scheme, flexible and hybrid working patterns and continual professional development aligned with your personal goals.

DUTIES:

  • Assisting the Head of Workforce with the recruitment arc for volunteers and staff: from recruitment application and selection to on-boarding. 
  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Manager (West Midlands) to recruit volunteers to key projects across both London and West Midlands regions.
  • The HR Officer is required to ensure recruitment is conducted in as pro-active a way as possible, utilising various recruitment methods and in accordance with the organisation’s recruitment and selection procedures.
  • Confident in using suitable advertising media (e.g. print, online, social media) using data obtained from previous campaigns and based on knowledge of the recruitment market.
  • Review job descriptions and person specifications to ensure they are fit for purpose, inclusive and relevant.
  • In liaison with Head of Workforce, identify possible areas for improvement in the recruitment and selection process.
  • Support the Head of Workforce with complex employee relations casework including dispute resolutions, disciplinary, grievances, absence, retirement and redundancy.
  • Draw up contracts and ensure compliance with current HR policies of new and current staff.
  • Advise managers on the terms and conditions of employment and share best practice with them.
  • Ensure the staff are accessing their appropriate levels of training, in liason with the Services Team
  • Work with the wider Resources for Autism Teams, such as Services, Income and Finance to ensure correct supervision and appraisal processes are in place with current employees and volunteers.  
  • Generating reports and data to quantify performance and skills.
  • Carry out new starter inductions for staff and volunteers.
  • Continuously monitor and review HR policies and processes and implement changes where necessary.
  • Participate in the implementation of specific projects, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the organisation.
  • Support change management processes.
  • Maintaining the staff-training matrix and records.
  • Seek at all times to be effective and efficient and to enhance the quality of the service which the HR team gives to all its users in line with the values of the organisation, thereby assisting them to provide a high quality of service to our community of service users and their families.

Key Skills:

Previous experience in successfully managing recruitment campaigns is essential.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build good relationships of trust with colleagues, service users, families, volunteers.

Autism knowledge, lived experience or willingness to make a difference to the lives of autistic people and their families is essential.

Proven experience as HR officer, administrator or other HR role.

Knowledge of HR functions (pay & benefits, recruitment, training and development etc.)

Proficient in MS Office.

Outstanding organisational and time-management abilities.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude.

Strong ethics and reliability.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.