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22 Oct 2020

Full-Time DE&S HR Assistant

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£19,044 – £22,000 per annum (plus benefits).

Number of posts



Join an integral part of the UK’s Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country’s armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

Our Human Resources function helps develop the highly skilled, motivated and inclusive workforce needed to drive exceptional performance and we are looking to add to our expert workforce of HR professionals.

An opportunity has arisen to join network of HR assistants who will be responsible for Providing HR-aware administrative support to colleagues across areas of specialism in an efficient and timely manner (e.g. Business Partner teams, HR operational services, or Centres of Expertise).


Duties will vary dependent on the area of HR you support; however they may include, but are not limited to:
• Supporting the Entry Talent and Talent Acquisition Team with the recruitment and resourcing: Posting jobs adverts on a range of platforms, meet and greet with candidates, support in the on boarding process.

• Scheduling, booking meetings, recording meeting minutes and capturing and coordinating the implementation of actions through to completion.

• Assisting with the Employee Relations and Wellbeing Team with support in the resolution of casework, trade union meetings and scheduling of employment tribunal administration.

• Act as an informed first point of contact responding to routine enquiries (escalating where necessary), providing a high level of customer services by giving advice and guidance based on HR policy and procedure.

• Engage with customers and stakeholders across the business to build internal network and understanding of Defence, Equipment & Support (DE&S).

• Maintain existing workforce databases (e.g. spreadsheet management) to store files and data, etc; in specified formats and with necessary data protection.

• Support the delivery of team goals, developing processes and updating communication portals.

• Obtain and extract data for analysis as required to support monitoring performance against people objectives and corporate directives.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• A-level standard or equivalent qualification (level 3 qualification)
• Extensive experience of working in a fast paced administrative capacity within an office environment
• Demonstrative ability to plan and priotise work
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• The ability to communicate with stakeholders both written and verbal

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• Student CIPD Member. Foundation (level 3) HR qualification

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Business Facing-HR
• Resourcing

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Managing a quality service
• Delivering at pace

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

Our HR function sets strategic direction and helps develop the highly skilled and inclusive workforce needed to drive exceptional performance. Through strong stakeholder engagement, HR provides dedicated people management processes, policies and services to support DE&S to deliver its outputs. We are integral to operational delivery.

Please click the link below to apply by creating an account and upload your details.


Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV which clearly demonstrates the following areas (which you will be assessed against):

• Key Achievements
• Relevant Experience
• Applied Knowledge and Skills

For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

Firstly we’ll check that you meet the essential criteria that are listed for the role. If you do, we’ll then carry out a more detailed review of your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role(s).

If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview so you can meet us, discuss your Key Achievements, Relevant Experience and Applied knowledge & Skills. In addition to the above, you’ll also be assessed against a technical competence and the listed behaviours, aligned to our DE&S Behaviours which can be found attached at the bottom of the page.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

How to Apply

Apply before 11:55 pm on Thursday 29th October 2020 Follow link to apply Please click here to apply

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant, Bristol, DE&S HR Assistant, HR, and South West. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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