HR & Recruitment Officer (Brentford, West London)

GL Education are looking for a HR & Recruitment Officer to join their HR Team on a fixed term contract, covering maternity leave. You will deliver a complete and comprehensive service to all GL Education employees including recruitment, learning and development, employee relations and performance and absence management across all GL based offices.

The role:

  • Manage all recruitment activities, including the development of recruitment strategies for in-house campaigns as well as agency liaison as required.
  • Develop job descriptions, advertise, short list and oversee assessment exercises and interview campaigns in conjunction with the recruiting manager.
  • Research & Recommendation of alternative in-house recruitment strategies to maximise the candidate pool.
  • Advise on employee relation cases, interpreting and advising on employment legislation
  • Work in partnership with managers on performance management, resourcing, staff development
  • Support the annual performance review process, identifying training needs and developing a comprehensive learning and development plan
  • Support the development of Come and Learn workshops to provide HR and performance management support for managers
  • Support the review of HR policies and procedures to reflect up to date employment law and best practise
  • Assist with updating and maintenance of the HR and Payroll databases.
  • Produce statistical and management information
  • Contribute to current and future HR projects and implement new HR initiatives
  • Provide support on payroll and systems as and when required
  • Provide administrative support to the HR team as and when required

Key behaviours:

  • Ability to communicate concisely, clearly and persuasively in writing and verbally
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to work under own initiative day-to-day, taking guidance and supporting managers when required, enjoy working collaboratively and with good humour
  • Ability to solve problems and provide creative and commercially appropriate solutions
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters sensitively and diplomatically and in accordance with
  • policy
  • A confident personality with a proactive and constructive approach
  • Able and willing to travel to other offices on a regular basis (Swindon, Durham, Oxford)
  • Be a strong role model and an ambassador for HR

Location: Brentford, West London (TW8)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: 12-month Fixed term contract starting 8th April 2019, covering maternity leave


  • Access to a benefits and discount platform with access to 1000’s of discounts at retailers, leisure attractions and restaurants (GLEe provided by Reward Gateway)
  • BUPA Healthcare, Life assurance, season ticket loan
  • On site gym, weekly fruit platters, parking facilities
  • Pension scheme with enhanced employer contribution 
  • Generous Annual Leave (including a day off for your birthday)

To apply please send in your CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested and why we should meet you to