Creative Access
Assistant, HR

Assistant, HR

locationManchester, UK
ExpiresExpires: 07/07/2022
Human Resources and Talent Management
Permanent position
Less than £20,000 per year

Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday 6th July 2022

Contract: Permanent, working 21 hours per week. Working days to be agreed. (Arts Council also recognises the benefit of flexible working as a valued part of the way we work, and welcome applications from individuals who require flexibility)

Salary: £23,410 per annum (pro-rata) plus benefits including a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave, and flexible and hybrid working. 

Location: The role will be based at our Manchester office; however, we are operating a hybrid way of working and support our staff to make use of remote working options when combined with regular on-site contact days with other members if the team, normally 1-2 days a week



Do you have HR assisting experience, and are you seeking a new job in Manchester? If so, we want to hear from you! Arts Council England is looking for a collaborative and inclusive HR Assistant to join our welcoming and friendly team.

This part-time HR role offers a salary of £23,410 (pro-rata) and fantastic benefits, including the opportunity to be part of our positive and diverse workplace culture.

As a HR Assistant, you will be the first point of contact for all HR internal enquiries by phone, email and face-to-face as required. You will also take ownership of HR administration, such as processing and onboarding starters, preparing offer letters, producing employment contracts, processing contractual changes, and providing employment references.



  • Update and maintain the HR system with all employee data
  • Assist the wider HR function with any other administrative needs
  • Post vacancies using our recruitment portal and on other advertising platforms
  • Provide admin support by issuing shortlisting documents, setting up interviews and ongoing maintenance of the system


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • To succeed in this HR job, you will need a minimum of 12 months of experience working in an HR administration or assisting role
  • You will also require the ability to work on your initiative and suggest ways of improving process efficiency
  • In addition, you should have excellent interpersonal skills and be a confident communicator
  • The ability to work effectively within a small/close team, a high level of accuracy and a positive can-do attitude are also essential.


Arts Council are committed to building an inclusive employer and workplace and recruiting a workforce that is as diverse as the communities we serve. However, you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, we welcome you to apply for a role at Arts Council. 

Disabled, D/deaf and/or neurodivergent people, those from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds are underrepresented in our workforce so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

We believe our recruitment process should be inclusive and transparent. Find out what to expect with our application guidance and more about our commitment to diversity on our website here

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Salary range

  • Less than £20,000 per year