HR Officer Rugby, Warwickshire £26,000

HR Officer

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire |
Salary: £26,000 |
Posted: 18 Jan 2021 |
Closes: 15 Mar 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 9550

Role Responsibility:


HMP Rye Hill, Nr Rugby

Salary £26,000 per annum

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months - Full time (40 hours per week)


Within Custody and Rehabilitation Services, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care.  We are seeking to recruit a caring, pro-active and confident professional to help make a real difference.


HMP Rye Hill is a category 'B' male adult prison situated in the village of Willoughby, near Rugby in Warwickshire,  and we now have an opportunity for HR Officer to join our team at HMP Rye Hill om a 12 month fixed term contract.


The successful candidate will be dynamic, able to work on their own initiative and have generalist HR experience. It may suit an experienced HR Administrator looking to progress into the next step.


Working in a fast-paced environment they will provide professional advice, guidance and support to operational and line management to meet business stream objectives in line with legislation and best practice.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide professional HR support and accurate and appropriate advice, including advice on diversity, absence, grievance and disciplinary, to line management to minimise risk of litigation in accordance with current legislation.
  • Coach, support and motivate the HR administration staff in order to develop and enhance individual and team performance and to optimise service delivery.
  • Plan, recruit and select front line and administrative staff and junior management to meet the business unit requirements.
  • Assist in the updating and implementation of policies and procedures to meet business requirements.
  • Provide accurate data and produce management information relating to employees, in order to inform line management of trends and statistics, in accordance with company requirements.
  • Check and validate the accuracy of make up to gross pay ensuring that Terms and Conditions, pay rules and deadlines are met.
  • Manage the planning and implementation of the recruitment and selection process up to and including Grade E1 in line with budgetary parameters and company policies and procedures to meet business requirements.
  • Provide support and advice to line managers to contribute to partnership working with Trade Unions and staff representative groups and to optimise people related matters and the engagement of employees.
  • Participate in the Security Screening process, supplying and clarifying information and advising as necessary to ensure that the security screening process complies with both NOMS and Company standards.
  • Act in accordance with security and operational instructions at all times to ensure the maintenance of security within the secure environment


The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

  • Generalist HR experience
  • Partly qualified


Desirable Skills

  • Payroll Experience

If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large global organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Custody & Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.


You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.


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