HR and Operations Assistant – NGO Jobs 2021

Job Title: HR and Operations Assistant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: ELRHA
Closing date: 30 Nov 2021

SALARY: £22,000

TERMS: Full time. 9 months fixed term contract (maternity cover) with immediate start

LOCATION: London, Cardiff, or remote within UK. (currently all our staff are working at home and can attend offices on an optional basis)**

We are looking for a proactive administrator to step into the role of HR and Operations Assistant in a maternity cover role. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in developing their knowledge of HR, finance and operational processes to put their skills to good use within our small, friendly charity.

This is a very broad role providing support predominantly to the Human Resources Manager with a variety of HR administrative processes including recruitment and onboarding, learning and development, facilities management and information systems, as well as supporting with financial processing supporting the Finance Manager. The role requires the ability to work autonomously using initiative, discretion and excellent problem solving skills.

The ideal candidate will need to show strong administrative experience with the ability to successfully coordinate different tasks simultaneously. To achieve this you will need:

  • Knowledge of the main HR processes
  • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy
  • Good organisational skills with a flexible mindset for changing priorities
  • Good knowledge and experience of using MS Office and other systems including SharePoint.

If you are passionate about developing your experience within the humanitarian sector then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed.

Please review the full job description for further details. Please ensure you tailor your CV to highlight appropriate skills and experience to the role and complete the personal statement to explain how you feel you meet the requirements of the role and why you feel this is the next career move for you.

About Elrha

Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support projects that go on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis. We are based in the UK, but our roles have a global reach. We’re an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, working closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.

Elrha is a wholly owned subsidiary of Save the Children. We are able to benefit from a range of support services provided by Save the Children UK, including recruitment systems. For this reason you will be directed to Save the Children UK’s job portal upon clicking ‘apply’.

Remote Working

Elrha employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. In Spring 2022 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview**.**

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Elrha is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.


Elrha also has a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday entitlement which increases year on year, 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution) and life cover.

Pre-employment Checks

We have a responsibility to ensure that all our employees have the right to work in the UK before and during their employment. Proof of right to work will not be undertaken at the initial stage but all necessary checks to confirm the eligibility to work in the UK will take place prior to employment.

Any Employment with Elrha will also be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references

Closing date: 30 November 2021
Interviews: 6 December 2021

Start date: As soon as practical

How to apply:

Please visit our website to apply –