Diocesan People Assistant

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£20,000 - £25,000 p/a depending on experience

The Diocese of Exeter is seeking a part-qualified People (HR) Assistant to work with the Director of People and Safeguarding helping us to develop and execute the Diocesan People (HR) plans to fulfil our strategic goals.

The People Assistant will support the Director of People and Safeguarding with daily People (HR) duties. This will include provision of administrative support as well as provision of basic People (HR) advice to managers and employees.

The post-holder will be a single point of contact for all People (HR) queries and will build and maintain strong working relationships with diocesan colleagues.


  • Provide administrative support to the Director with day to day aspects of People Services, including payroll, recruitment, basic employee relations casework (absence, discipline, capability, grievance), occupational health and wellbeing.
  • To develop, utilise and maintain PeopleHR for the organisation and provide management information and employee data as required by the Director.
  • Provide and support the Safeguarding Administrator with employee data as and when required.
  • Liaise with third party training, wellbeing and pastoral care specialists and resourcing suppliers to ensure that the services/resources are supplied in line with service level agreements.
  • Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent.
  • Basic knowledge of People (HR) and CIPD part qualified or equivalent an advantage.
  • Recent administrative experience in an employee focused role or function.
  • Previous experience of working in a changing office team environment and able to demonstrate experience undertaking general administration.
  • Experience and knowledge of good HR practice.
  • Experience of supporting the recruitment process.
  • Experience of committee administration.
  • Experience of using automated HR systems

The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. We are a family of Christians, worshipping God in many different settings and groups. We are led by the Bishop of Exeter, and governed by Diocesan Synod which is made up of representatives from across the Diocese.

The central office is the Old Deanery, Exeter, where there is a team of around 60 Diocesan staff whose work is arranged to focus on a number of the goals of the Diocesan vision and strategy, ‘Grow in Prayer, Make new Disciples and Serve the People of Devon with Joy’. These staff work in the following teams: Education, Mission and Ministry, Church and Society, Communications, Property and Church Buildings, Finance, Safeguarding, Vocations, Synod Office, Archdeacons Secretaries, Counselling and Pastoral Care Service and our exciting new Growing the Rural Church Project.

To arrange an informal discussion about this role please contact us

by email recruitment@exeter.anglican.org by phone: 01392 294940

or by post: The Old Deanery, The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS

Closing date for applications: 31st May 2019

Shortlisted candidates notified: w/c 5th June 2019

Interviews: 14th June 2019

If you would like to find out more about the Diocese of Exeter please visit our website: http://exeter.anglican.org/

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