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Human Resources Trainee
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Reference: RES/0321/HRTREE
  • Published: Thu 25/03/2021, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 08/04/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £25,481 - £27,041
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Rutland - Oakham, Rutland

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Human Resources Trainee

This new role presents an opportunity to join a small HR Team and work to a comprehensive training programme designed to prepare you for a future HR Advisor or Business Partner role.


The post will initially be on an 18 month fixed term basis, conditional on completing the CIPD Level 5 qualification.  Successful completion will enable you to apply to become an Associate Member of the CIPD.


Your work programme will be aligned to the study programme, to enable you to succeed and truly gain ‘on the job’ HR skills, knowledge, and experience.


The opportunity…

Working closely with the HR team, you will gain experience and exposure across all services as well having some specific areas of accountability such as:


  • Leading the development and growth of our e-learning platform to support employee learning and development
  • Supporting the HR Adviser with the management of disciplinary, ill health, absence, performance, grievance and redundancy issues, to ensure effective case management, and monitoring employee sickness absence
  • Assisting with the development of training matrixes and skill gap analyses
  • Supporting the design and delivery of new solutions that improve the style, approach and speed of job evaluation, e.g. the introduction of a job families approach.

The requirements…

You will have some previous experience within an HR team, and must have the pre-entry requirements for the CIPD Level 5 qualification. 


You will have great communication, organisation and digital skills and most importantly, you will not be afraid to jump straight in, roll your sleeves up and provide a breadth of support – sometimes this will be administrative support, other times you will be directly influencing HR policy and employee development.


This role will certainly suit someone who has high levels of enthusiasm, good problem solving skills and a strong sense of ambition.


Why Rutland?

Our ethos as an HR Service is ‘team’ – we work together to achieve our core goals, building relationships across the business.    Rutland really is a great organisation to work for and we are excited about the HR agenda for 2021.



We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.


What to do now… To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Carol Snell or Claire Jarvis


If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758343 or email us at



All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.


Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.