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Graduate HR Officer

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Location: Nationwide

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Job Type: Graduate job

Contract Type: Permanent

The job

Summary of the job role

What does being a HR Officer in the British Army mean? What will you do? How do you get the job? All these questions will be answered below.

To start let me clarify that although the adverts say ‘HR Officer’ this will not be your role title once you join. In Army speak we are known as the Adjutant General’s Corps (Staff and Personnel Support) Officers and your first role out of training will be called a Detachment Commander. Starting to understand why we advertise as HR Officer right? But you have to admit that Detachment Commander has a nice ring to it.

Package & Benefits:
- A whole range of qualifications and accreditations.
- 38 days holiday allowance a year.
- Starting salary of £25k, £31k after RMAS and £40k after 3 years.
- Non-contributory pension, heavily subsidised accommodation; food and drinks, free medical and dental care.
- Time away to play sport and take part in adventurous training – extra to that of your leave allowance.

How you'll expect to spend your day

For this role your key responsibilities will include:

- Leading and managing 18 highly motivated HR specialist soldiers.
- Undertaking CIPD-affiliated HR training.
- Serving with any unit worldwide.
- Working in a range of environments at home and overseas.
- Taking responsibility for a unit's effective administrative and personnel capability.

You’ll love:
- Having a team of people to manage, lead and professionally develop.
- Keeping active and enjoy trying your hand at a number of sports.
- Some routine on a day to day basis with some time away with work when needed.
- Building rapports quickly with colleagues in all departments and at all levels.
- Everyday tasks which challenge you, such as attending key stakeholder meetings and auditing public money expenditure.

You’ll be happy to:
- Deal with a constant inflow and outflow of new team members.
- Stay flexible in moving to different areas of the UK and possibly even abroad for 2 year stints.
- Deputise for the Head of Department and be the Assistant Manager for all administrative and financial matters in the establishment.
- Go on a wide variety of training Exercises and Deployments around the world.

You’ll endure:
- A 44-week long period of Officer Training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).
- An 11-week long period of professional development training learning how to be a ‘Detachment Commander’ in Winchester.
- A demanding work schedule that includes trainer-led exercise sessions four times a week, a sports afternoon one day a week, 30 min coffee break and 1 hour lunch break daily, with a late start on a Monday and midday finish on a Friday.

The candidate

Required Education

- Minimum 180 UCAS points from at least 2 A-level passes prior to 2017 or 72 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A-levels from 2017.
- 35 ALIS points at GCSE (34 for SCEs) from 7 GCSE/SCE subjects (including Grade C in English, Maths and a science or a foreign language).

Required Skills

Business Etiquette

Good to have

You should have experience or show/have interest in the following (not essential):
- HR & Business (interest or academic/vocational background in HR & business).
- Management (an academic or vocational background in management).
- Finance and Accounting (an academic, vocational or interest in finance and accounting).
- IT (an academic or vocational background in computers).
- Above all: be approachable, empathetic and show high emotional intelligence.

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