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Human Resources Apprentice

At a glance

National Children's Bureau
£21,749 per annum
Closing date
Temporary (18 Months)
Full Time (35 hours p/w)


To support the efficient day to day running of the People & Culture team by providing high level administrative support.


  • Assisting with admin requirements of the People & Culture team.
  • Responding to internal and external queries.
  • Supporting the administration of the recruitment cycle, including reference checks, DBS applications and induction.
  • Provide general HR administration support, issuing letters to staff.
  • Coordinating interviews for NCB’s recruitment needs, including diary scheduling, meet and greets and corresponding with applicants.
  • Manage the People & Culture sections of the intranet ensuring all relevant data is available and up to date.
  • Support HR system administration with tasks such as password resets, data input.
  • Coordinate the CEO inductions and other organisational training.
  • Assist with specific people project.
  • To provide cover for the Corporate Services Assistant when required.
  • Part of NCB’s Phone Group, a rota answering the mainline machine.
  • To work within the parameters of GDPR, ensuring data and information is protected and handled correctly.
  • To promote diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of the People teams work.


Knowledge, Skills and Expertise


  • Effective team player
  • Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a busy team and to prioritise work to meet the needs of staff whilst maintaining professional standards.
  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail.
  • Able to manage processes efficiently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly establish, and maintain, good working relationships at all levels.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Word and Outlook are essential, good Excel and PowerPoint skills are desirable).
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent numeracy skills.
  • Adaptable with a positive attitude to change.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.


  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector.
  • A desire to progress professionally in HR.


  • The post holder will be expected to comply with NCB’s policies, including Safeguarding, Health Safety & Environment and Data Protection policies.
  • The post holder may require a basic DBS check.

The location of this position is  – London Fields, Hackney.

Working pattern – NCB promotes a hybrid, flexible way of working, staff can work remotely for part of the week if they wish and in the office or face to face 2 days per week. This position may be required to work in the office more than the standard 2 days a week.

To see the full job description, please click here –> National Children’s Bureau – HR Apprentice JD

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