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Army Families Federation – Human Resources Manager (Andover)


About the role

The Army Families Federation has an exciting new vacancy for a Human Resources Manager, who will work to ensure AFF attracts and retains staff with the best possible mix of skills and experience.  The post holder will join the well-established Operations Team, and will be responsible for the delivery of effective HR process and policy.

The post offers a diverse range of opportunities, managing staff turnover, induction and training delivery and supporting line managers and employees in assorted aspects of employment practice. The post works in conjunction with a number of internal and external partners and is a key part of AFF’s support function.

The post is part-time with flexible hours (20 per week) and paid on an hourly basis. The post holder will be home-based, with travel to AFF Central Office in Andover (around once a week). This position is for a one year fixed term contract to provide maternity cover.

A further five hours per week are available for an applicant with experience in bid writing to support our fundraising activities.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will have experience in an HR role, to include recruitment and induction, and ideally will hold or be working towards a CIPD qualification. Strong interpersonal skills are a must for this role, as are an approachable manner and a clear understanding of confidentiality.

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description, available at

AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Candidates should live within a day’s return journey of AFF Central Office in Andover. Reimbursement for travel time and cost may be dependent on location.

For further information

Please download the following from the AFF website (

  • HR Manager Job Description
  • Important Information for Applicants
  • Application Form (completed form to be returned in Word format)

Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to Kate Finlayson (Finance and Operations Director) on 01264 382325 or at

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 17:00, Tuesday 15th Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 18th May.
  • Interviews will take place on Wednesday 23rd May at AFF Central Office in Headquarters Land Forces (Andover). A task will form part of the interview process for all shortlisted candidates.
  • The start date for this post is Monday 2nd July 2018 (we may be able to flex slightly on the start date).
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