People Services Assistant

We have a great opportunity for someone with an interest in developing their HR or Volunteering career!

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Who are we looking for?

Our People Services* team are seeking a process-driven person who is a fast learner with excellent IT skills and the confidence to learn how to navigate and set up two People Management Systems (employee and volunteer).

Our ideal candidate will have the following attributes and experience:

  • Experience of working in an administrative role within a busy department, and ability to confidently use a People Management System.
  • A fast learner with excellent IT skills and the confidence to learn how to navigate and implement a People Management System with the end-user in mind. 
  • Substantive experience of developing and maintaining administrative systems and procedures. 
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail and who possesses the ability to prioritise, multi-task and complete job duties in confidentiality and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Confidentiality and discretion in dealing with sensitive and personal information.
  • Must be highly motivated, a self-starter with the ability to hit the ground running with limited guidance.
  •  Friendly, positive and willing with a “can-do” attitude
  • Enthusiasm to work proactively as part of a team as well as on own initiative

If you would like to contribute towards a great cause and make an impact on people’s lives or are looking to join an organisation that values well-being, encourages teamwork and rewards loyalty, St Peter & St James Hospice is the place for you!

*Other organisations may call this team Human Relations or HR.


  • £22,330 – £23,100 per annum starting salary depending on experience 
  • 12 months Fixed Term (ideally starting August 2022)
  • 37.5 hours per week worked between Monday to Friday (flexible)  
  • Will consider job share options (15hrs/2 days in Volunteering and 22.5hrs/3 days in HR)
  • Hybrid working between office in North Chailey and home, hours and days can vary according to candidate preference
  • Own transport essential, as there is no public transport
  • Basic DBS check

What do we provide?

Some of the great benefits of working with us include:

  • Full induction and ongoing training opportunities
  • Performance related pay progression
  • Access to self-development courses such as Growth Mindset, Resilience, Dealing with stressful situations etc.
  • 35 days holiday (27 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Enhanced maternity/adoption pay
  • Free BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free eye tests and special prescription allowance for screen users
  • Generous Pension 5% employer, 3% employee pension – (Option to transfer NHS Pension subject to pension rules)
  • Company sick pay scheme – Well-being is at the heart of everything we do, and it starts with ensuring your own
  • Peer recognition GEM (Go the Extra Mile)
  • Long service awards
  • 20% Staff discount in our charity shops
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Subsidised meals if working in the hospice building
  • Free onsite car parking (hospice and distribution sites only)

How to apply?

The recruitment process will include a telephone conversation and a face-to-face or online interview. Please note your employment is conditional upon the Trust’s receipt of satisfactory references and a satisfactory Basic DBS check.

We look forward to receiving your application but if you have any questions in the meantime, please email

Closing date: 10th July 2022.

Telephone screening: Shortlisted candidates will be called week commencing 18th July 2022.

Interviews:  Either the morning of Wednesday 27th or Thursday 28th July 2022 (face to face or online).

Start Date:  As soon as possible in August or September 2022.


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