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HR Coordinator (Part Time)

Do you have an HR administration background and enjoy working in a customer focused role?

We're looking for the right person to join the HR team in a job share now that our existing HR Coordinator has reduced her hours, in our friendly, fast-paced Business Team. You will work 0.4 - 0.6 FTE of 36.5 hours per week.

The MRC Epidemiology Unit, a department within the Clinical School, University of Cambridge, studies the genetic and environmental determinants of obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders.

Reporting to the Business and Finance Manager the role holder will manage all recruitment administration for the department, from the initiation of the recruitment process through to the induction of the new joiner. This includes liaising with applicants, arranging interviews, managing all security checks and the certificate of sponsorship process, issuing documentation and making arrangements for the successful induction of new staff members.

Further responsibilities are to provide advice on HR policies, processes and best practice to all staff and to report HR information to line managers and departmental management on a timely basis. The role holder would be the HR contact for all employees within the department for all matters such as annual leave, maternity leave, appraisals, end of fixed term contracts, consultations, exit interviews etc. As an MRC Unit within the University, we have the added complexity of various terms and conditions for our staff so this could be a good learning experience for the right candidate.

You will have excellent organisational skills, great attention to detail and proven communication skills both oral and written, as well as experience in a similar role, a knowledge of employment law, and ideally the University's HR policies and systems. You will also be proficient in the use of MS Office including Excel, Word and Outlook. Flexible, hybrid working is available under our hybrid working policy.

The closing date for applications is 11th June 2023. Interviews will likely be held 27th June 2023.

For informal enquiries please contact either Antonia Ciurea, HR Co-ordinator ( or Anice Norman, Business and Finance Manager (

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SJ36757 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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