Ascension : JOB VACANCY - Personnel Officer
Submitted by The Islander (Gavin Yon) 20.10.2005 (Article Archived on 03.11.2005)
The Ascension Island Government is seeking a resilient individual who has worked within a culture of HR best practice.
Ascension Island Government, South Atlantic
The Ascension Island Government is seeking a resilient individual who has worked within a culture of HR best practice. As Personnel Officer you will be required to assist in setting, driving and delivering the HR agenda for a public sector organisation, with particular emphasis on developing and strengthening the current systems. The appointment will initially be a two- year fixed-term contract. This is a wide and varied role and candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to multi-task. Working for the Administration Manager, the Personnel Officer will be required to
- use his or her knowledge of UK best practice to develop and strengthen the current systems;
- to provide advice and support to line managers and employees on related HR issues, policies and procedures. This is likely to include disciplinary, grievance, recruitment and retention, pay, appraisals, contractual terms and conditions and other employee relations issues;
- ensure that personnel files and training records are properly maintained with a view to developing a computerised system;
to ensure the smooth running of the HR operation at all times and to cover for the Administration Manager when required;
to provide training courses and coaching for managers and supervisors when required
The successful candidate is likely to have had a minimum of 5 years experience in Human Resources. CIPD qualified or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of HR knowledge. A good knowledge and understanding of employment legislation and the ability to ensure the appropriate action is taken to ensure compliance with new legislation. Experience in developing and drafting personnel policies and procedures. A proven track record of managing disciplinary and other employee relations issues. Able to communicate well at all levels and to present polices and ideas clearly.
Salary & Benefits £24,000 pa plus rent free furnished accommodation. Free medical and dental treatment. Mid tour return fare. 2 year fixed-term contract in the first instance which is renewal by agreement of both parties.
Further information can be obtained from Cathy Cranfield on telephone +247 7000 extension 130 or email email@example.com
A job description and application form can be downloaded from our website www.ascension-island.gov.ac
Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to +247 6152.
Closing date for applications is Friday, 28 October 2005.