SSAFA – People Advisor


Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum

Location: London (EC3R) with flexibility to work remotely

Closing: 5 December

Job Description

About the role

This is a great opportunity to join a small team of competent, energised, and fun-loving professionals. As a member of the People Team, you will participate in realising the People agenda by supporting the Director in the provision of a range of professional people advisory services to managers and employees.In this front line, generalist role, you will get involved in a wide range of activities including: ER, performance management and lifecycle processes (including, grievance, disciplinary, investigations, PIP, absence management, flexible working requests, maternity leave etc..), resourcing, engagement and organisational development projects. You will also be involved in ad hoc People projects such as reward and recognition, organisational change and restructuring (including individual and collective consultation processes).

About the team

Our small and dedicated team is progressive and diverse, full of ideas to develop and grow the organisation and themselves. The mantra in the team is to be flexible, keeping a growth mindset which also involves having fun together and taking every opportunity to celebrate. There is no room for a dull moment in the People team.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional people’s person, who thrives on making a difference by taking every event as a learning opportunity. You will be a highly grounded and motivated individual, with a track record of success in managing people related activities. You will be a natural communicator with a proven ability to build professional relationships with an aim to develop managers in doing things the right way – in line with policies and procedures and supporting employees to give their best work.


SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

Further information about the role

Download the full job description here.

Review the benefits that SSAFA has to offer here.

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Sarah Fernandes, on +442045667999

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

Closing date: 5 December 2021

Interviews: Virtual interview on week commencing 13th December 2021.

Apply here.

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