SSAFA – HR Officer


Up to £27,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week

London, EC3R 8AD

About the role

You will be responsible for providing a front-line, comprehensive and professional HR administration service across the full employee lifecycle.  This will include managing recruitment campaigns from start to finish liaising with candidates, external agencies and hiring managers to successfully recruit to the vacancy effectively and efficiently.  You will also be responsible for coordinating and recording all payroll information.  In addition, you will manage the HR Information System (iTrent) on a day-to-day basis, maintaining and updating employee records accurately.


SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 73,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the team

The team is vibrant, ambitious and hard-working. We work collaboratively, share knowledge and work with each others’ strengths to deliver a professional HR service. We are passionate advocates of consistency and fairness and empower line managers to be lead and develop their teams.

About you

You will be able to demonstrate meticulous attention to detail, with an understanding of how to maximise the use of social media to advertise our vacancies and the ability to think of new and innovative ways for candidate attraction routes to maximise the impact of the SSAFA employer brand.

You will have good written and communication skills, with the ability to deliver information clearly and concisely.  You will be a team player with the ability to be flexible according to priorities and take satisfaction from delivering a professional service.  Some experience of working in HR is important.

This is a very busy role requiring you to manage multiple duties and meet tight deadlines.  This is an exciting opportunity for you to expand your HR experience and knowledge, working alongside other HR professionals. 

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

For further information  

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Punita Dave on 020 7463 9327 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website 

Closing date: Midnight on 06 June 2019

Interviews: 13 June 2019. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the selection process.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service. SSAFA is committed to safeguarding and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at

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