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HR Officer (part-time)

Job Title: HR Officer (2-3 days/week)

Responsible to: Chief Executive

Main Purpose of Job: Provide an efficient and proactive administrative support to the Society, to include HR advice, guidance, coaching and support  to Managers and employees with a focus on recommending people solutions which drive best practice, fairness and reduce risk for the business, through agreed processes and in accordance with relevant employment law and Staff Hand book.

Areas of Responsibility

  • The administration of the Society’s outsourced Payroll function.
  • To interface with the Finance department, Executive and Head of Departments when required to ensure the smooth and accurate exchange of information eg  starters/leavers/changes; etc
  • Proactively handle employee relations issues through to satisfactory resolution including disciplinary, grievance, performance, capability and other people issues
  • Act as a catalyst for the successful implementation and promotion of HR initiatives within the Society eg Performance Management & Job Evaluation.
  • Actively contribute to ensure that the Society’s resourcing plan delivers quality candidates to meet the needs of the business including assistance in the production of role profiles, determining the most appropriate source for candidates and selection through interviews and testing etc.
  • Act as a subject matter internal expert for all HR and employment related questions including the handling of restructuring, redundancy and redeployment within the Society, liaising with external H R Advisors.
  • Act as challenge to the business and managers ensuring due process has been considered and that decisions that affect people have been carefully evaluated and deployed.
  • Actively source, administer and review training for the Society.
  • Undertake ad hoc, project work and policy development work as directed and guided by the CEO.
  • Keep abreast of developments in employment legislation and case law, and be proactive in ensuring that managers are appropriately briefed on relevant changes and new legislation.  To participate in training managers on employment procedures.
  • Administration of Consultancy and Events  Contracts

Person Specification


  • Significant experience of working independently in an office environment, dealing with people at all levels and from all backgrounds to provide effective and efficient administrative support.
  • Proven ability to work without close supervision and prioritise/organise own activities in a manner which ensures all objectives are met in a timely fashion.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, both orally and in writing, demonstrated through a clear and professional telephone manner.
  • Proven understanding and experience of providing a confidential, professional and customer focussed support service, prioritising the needs of the organisation to deliver objectives.
  • Ability to multi task and work under pressure, time management, customer focus, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Extensive experience in an HR role i.e. at least two years of working in similar role.
  • Good up to date knowledge of Employment law, company policies and procedure.
  • Good understanding of consultative skills and techniques.
  • Demonstrable ability to process data accurately, with excellent attention to detail, in order to produce or contribute to the production of reports such as turnover of staff for all/parts of the business.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook to produce professional documents, manage data, and communicate effectively.
  • Attitude of personal responsibility and accountability and a flexible and ‘can-do’ attitude towards the workplace


  • Experience in Counselling
  • commercial and business awareness
  • Experience of change management
  • CIPD


Salary upon request.

Applications CV and Covering letter to pa@istd.org. Interviews will be held 24th and 25th October.

Closing date 21st October



The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is the leading professional body for dance professionals across multiple genres. It forms a community of around 7,500 active members around the world as students, teachers and examiners.

ISTD Head Office provides a wide variety of services to members, including: the opportunity to gain qualifications, access to sources of information and advice, and the chance to network and meet like-minded people at events. We provide additional products and services such as training and publications for members and non-members.

We have around 42 staff, most of whom work at our offices at Imperial House in Paul Street, London. We also have an ISTD2 Dance Studio located in Old Street, which hosts examinations, workshops and other events and activities.

Other Conditions of Service

The ISTD is an equal opportunities employer. We operate a no smoking policy.