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Human Resources Adviser

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Operations
Category: Human Resources
Date Posted: 02/07/2018
Reference: 02068


Full Time, Permanent


As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At present we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future. A vacancy has arisen for an HR Adviser to join the HR department in London to help support and deliver the library’s Living Knowledge vision.


The role of the HR Adviser is to provide a quality and consistent HR service which supports and advises managers across the library to ensure that the HR policies are properly and consistently implemented.  It is a generalist role encompassing all aspects of human resources including sickness absence, supporting Employee Relations casework and recruitment initiatives across departments.  The role holder will also undertake HR projects against commissioned outcomes under a Senior HR Adviser and will actively network within the organisation to ensure a productive response in the provision of HR services. 


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of:  working in a range of generalist HR areas; working with stake-holders resolving situations quickly and effectively and advising managers and employees on a range of generalist HR queries. Working on projects with set outcomes and timescales from an HR perspective. Good interpersonal & communication skills and the ability to build professional relationships is a must as is the ability to work in a diverse, flexible and fast paced environment. They will have up to date knowledge of employment legislation and professional HR issues and be working toward a professional qualification (CIPD or equivalent).


The Library offers a range of benefits including the option to join the Civil Service Pension Scheme, Flexible Working, childcare vouchers, a subsidised staff restaurant and many more.


In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.




Closing date: 15 July 2018

Interview date: Week Commencing  23 July 2018

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?


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Telephone: 01937 882030
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