Human Resources Administration Officer

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR Administrator to join the team of a forward-thinking sports Governing Body.

British Rowing is a sports business on the move as we aim to provide the best possible experience for our incredible 530 rowing clubs across England and 30k+ members.

When you join British Rowing, you will be joining a driven and passionate team that stretches across all levels – from our amazing and inspiring Olympic and Paralympic athletes and coaches, through to the hundreds of volunteers that underpin our sport. We are now looking for a dynamic HR Administrator to work with the new COO to shape the future culture and support of our people and our community.

The ideal candidate is a results-oriented HR Assistant with experience in supporting teams at the highest level.

Specifically, we are looking for someone to:

Work with the COO to manage the HR support services for over 80 employees  including recruitment, onboarding, the administrative aspects of the performance management, appraisal process and welfare management, split across 2 sites as well as  a number of remotely based workers.

This role is responsible for supporting the effective management and development of  British Rowing’s employees within a high performing culture. This is a standalone HR role  which sits in the Operations directorate supported by external resources.


  • To support and advise Line Managers and Employees on all HR related issues and proactively carry out any administrative tasks associated.
  • To manage the administrative duties at all disciplinary, welfare or grievance  procedures or other HR based meetings with any employee, taking notes of meetings, keeping accurate records.
  • To co-ordinate the Company’s performance review process.
  • To support line managers with Recruitment and Onboarding procedures of employees
  • Maintain the Employee lifecycle.
  • Coordinate and maintain an up to date filing system, and personnel files for all employees.
  • To keep records up to date and update any payroll changes with the finance  department
  • To support the organisation in maintaining its status as an Investor in People.
  • To develop effective working relationships with Directors and fellow managers
  • To work with the Finance Dept regarding the updating and submission of Payroll matters, using the SAGE 50 Payroll system

It’s the perfect role for you if you are:

  • People focused and results driven
  • Minimum Level 5 CIPD
  • SAGE 50 Payroll Experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a HR role
  • Demonstrable administrative experience and a great organiser
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with a network of key people internally and  externally.
  • A positive and enthusiastic approach to work
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
  • Proven team player
  • First-rate planning skills
  • A strong commitment to, and understanding of, equality and diversity issues

It’s a plus if you have:

  • Experience working in the sports sector

What we offer you!

  • Base salary of £35,000 per annum
  • Employer’s pension contribution of 7.5%
  • Generous holiday allowance, increasing with length of service
  • Cycle to Work
  • Staff kit
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Hybrid working

Job Description

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To apply please send in your application to [email protected] including a covering letter and CV by no later than 5pm, Friday, 19 August 2022. Please note that interviews will take place virtually in the first instance.

Application Dates: From Wednesday 20th July 2022 to Friday 19th August 2022

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