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Human Resources Assistant (Maternity Cover)

HR Operations

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £25,849 per annum - including London Allowance
This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Friday 10 February 2023
Reference:  0123-034

Please note: this opportunity is only available to current employees of the University

Full-Time, Fixed-Term (Maternity Cover until 29 February 2024)

Applications are invited for the post of Human Resources Assistant (Maternity Cover) based in the Human Resources Department.  Working as part of the wider HR Operations Team in the Human Resources Department the post holder will provide a high-volume transactional service for the full range of human resources matters in a timely and effective manner.  The post holder will need to provide accurate advice on policies, their application, and good HR practice as well as using online human resources and payroll and recruitment systems.   

Strong communication and time management skills are required for this role together with the ability to work well under pressure, maintain excellent attention to detail and demonstrate ongoing application of their initiative.   Significant experience of working in a similar role and strong IT skills including use of an online recruitment and electronic HR and Payroll System are required.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

Our Egham site is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

This is a fixed term post to cover a period of maternity leave. This appointment could end earlier than expected should the substantive post-holder return to work early.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tawiah Adekunle at 

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0123-034

Closing Date:   23:59, 10 February 2023

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. 

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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