If you live here, work here or just visit, you will already know Reading is a great place and at Reading Borough Council we’re dedicated to making it even better. Key to this is ensuring our workforce is equipped for the challenge – this is where you come in.
About the Role
This is a ‘front-facing’ operational role where you will be expected to be the first point of contact for Managers and staff across the Council for advice on employment related matters and will be expected to have good organisational skills as well as being able to balance competing workloads and operate in a busy environment. Local schools opt to buy our services and you will be expected to work as a key partner to assist them to meet their objectives as part of the role. You will be expected to travel within the Borough to attend meetings from time-to-time, and there may be occasional travel outside of the Borough.
Reading Borough Council is looking for an Employment Services Officer who can provide practical, professional and timely HR support to Managers, staff and the local schools that buy our HR Service. You will work as a member of a small and experienced unit providing a range of related services, from issuing contracts of employment through to administering employment terms and conditions.
The person we are looking for will:
- Be able to understand and work with a range of policies and procedures.
- Have a good eye for detail, and will be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with a range of people both within and outside of the team.
- An ability to communicate effectively is important and good IT skills will be an advantage.
- Good customer care skills.
- Excellent organisational skills.
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- 24 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 32 after service)
- A wide range of flexible working opportunities
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loans
- A range of local discounts
Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email EmployeeSelfService@reading.gov.uk with details.
Visit http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2757 quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.
Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.
Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.
Closing date: 11 March 2019
Interview date: 19 March 2019