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HR Advisors (0198)

Oxford (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  • Organization: oxfam
  • Location: Oxford (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Mid
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-12

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Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


How to apply  


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  


About us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


The Role


We are looking for experienced HR Advisors to join Oxfam for an interim period to support the business with a range of HR generalist duties. You will work with managers, staff and teams across Oxfam, across several locations. 


To hit the ground running, you must have experience within a similar role, possess a solid understanding of HR practice, and be able to work with agility and complexity. Importantly, you must also act as a role model for Oxfam’s values and culture, through your listening, relationship building and through your desire to make a positive impact on others.


What we are looking for

  • Demonstrable HR Advisor experience
  • Experience of handling Employee Relations matters
  • Solid understanding of HR best-practice, UK employment law
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in written forms
  • Strong IT and analytical skills
  • Driven to deliver to deadlines
  • Resilience

We have fixed term appointments of various lengths up to 6 months. 


We offer


We offer fair pay and competitive benefits package. Our benefits package includes:

  • A generous pension scheme
  • Enhanced annual leave entitlement
  • Flexible work options
  • Remote work options
  • Additional leave and family friendly policies
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Life assurance 
  • A dedicated Employee Assistance Program  
  • Our many other benefits you can access include:
  • Workplace Nursery (Oxford)
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Health cash plan
  • Cycle to work scheme, and a wide range of staff discounts.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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