Human Resources Administrator

Southampton, United Kingdom
£18,529 to £18,852 per annum
07 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

HR Operations

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £18,529 to £18,852 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1537921DD

We have exciting opportunities available with Human Resources for HR administrators to provide high quality HR administrative support for all University staff and casual workers. 

This role is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in embarking on a career in HR and there are often opportunities to progress for those who want to develop within HR. 

You will provide high quality, timely and customer-focused administrative support, this role is essential for the team to deliver an efficient and effective service to the University.

You will make effective and accurate use of the HR/Payroll system (Resourcelink), the visitor database (IDM) and the University’s ticket system (ServiceNow), to input and revise data and produce contractual and other documentation within defined quality standards and service level agreements. Tasks will include; set up of casual workers, set up of visitors to the University, producing employment references and more.  

For a full list of the role tasks and responsibilities, please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

About you:

You will be naturally well-organised, enjoy working as part of a busy and varied team, have good attention to detail and be able to work under pressure. Although previous administration experience is an advantage, we are looking for motivated individuals who are keen and willing to learn new skills and systems. 

You will have great communication and organisational skills, strive to provide excellent customer service, and be experienced in using Microsoft Office applications. 

What we offer:

Our HR department works across Highfield Campus and One Guildhall Square, but your main work location will be One Guildhall Square. Both offices have easy access to public transport, restaurants, coffee shops and a University gym.

There will also be an opportunity to work flexibly from home, as well as coming into the office when required. 

There are a number of roles available and we can offer flexibility with the working hours per week. Please indicate your ideal working hours per week when completing the short-listing criteria of the application and this will be discussed further if you are invited to an interview. 

As part of our commitment to your well-being, we offer an occupational pension scheme and generous holidays (20 days annual leave initially, rising to 24 with service, plus bank holidays and University closure days). Staff also have access to our state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts, and culture facilities and access to a number of University employee-discount schemes.

Supporting the University in achieving its mission ‘to change the world for the better’. This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the University community, where people are valued, and collegiality is key. 

About the University

The University of Southampton is in the top one per cent of world universities and is one of the UK’s top 20 research-intensive universities, with an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities.

The job title on appointment will be UniWorkforce Administrator or Transactions Support.

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lizzie Cessford (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1537921DD on all correspondence.

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