HR Officer – Part Time Paid

Part-Time HR Officer
Job id: 62464449
Blackburn (BB2)
£11.50 – £12.50 per annum
Job Type:
Part Time
Date posted:
08/05/2015 10:31
Job Description:

A brand new position has arisen with a large public sector organisation based in the Blackburn area. This vacancy is for a HR Officer to work on a part-time basis for 21 hours per week. This role is temporary on a 6 month basis with the possibility of an extension. The main purpose of the position is to provide a strong HR Advisory service to support HR managers and the needs of the company.

Key Responsibilities:

– Provide a professional advisory support HR service to managers and individual employees on a range of issues including absence and health issues , conduct and capability, grievance matters, pay and grading, organisational change and a range of employment and employee matters.
– Take responsibility for information management within the Service in respect of recruitment activity.
– Lead on employee relation cases in relation to sickness absence. This includes monitoring absence statistics, making recommendations and giving advice to managers.
– To deal with disciplinary and grievance casework.
– Support the development and maintenance of a performance management culture within the organisation.
– Assist with the development and review of HR policies, procedures and practices.

Experience Required:

– Human Resources experience within the public sector.
– HR advisory Experience.
– Worked within a unionised organisation previously.

If interested in the position please contact Victoria Greenwood on 01772567772.

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Vicky Greenwood

News, Feature & Report Writer



Opportunity for:

News, Feature & Report Writer

Candidate is needed to join a brand new Lancashire based magazine covering Darwen and parts of Blackburn.  It will focus on the town of Darwen, its people and businesses. Knowledge of Darwen / Blackburn is an advantage but alternatively must be willing to investigate the area.  Candidate will be required to produce relevant and interesting pieces about area also in general from official news to community views.  This role can be used as experience of working for a local magazine will plans to expand across Lancashire and may lead to full time work.  You will be required to work from home but need to attend regular update meetings when required.

Candidate should:

  • Be organised
  • Be approachable
  • Produce timely news
  • Have a good manner both on the phone / in person
  • Work to a deadline
  • Be efficient on the computer

Hours: 10-20

Salary: Depending on experience





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Graduate Job Applications….

New post on University of Manchester Careers Blog


Loads of graduate jobs available – good news and bad news

by Sarah M (Careers)

The good news is graduate recruitment is up again this year

So no more excuses to say there are no graduate jobs!  Go out there and get one!

No, you are not too late, June is actually our top month for vacancies each year 🙂

·         Check out our website for jobsearch sites

·         Go to the Graduate Recruitment Fair in June

The bad news is about the standard of applications so far

Some of the reasons that places of graduate schemes are still available is down to bad applications.  That’s not a comment on the candidates, they may be great but if the recruiter can’t tell from the application whether you make the grade, the end result is a “no thank you”.

1 It’s a fairly simple equation – employers want skills – so you need to tell them about them.

So stop being so modest, you have skills and have achieved things you never thought you would.  You too can enter competitions like Undergraduate of The Year, and if you don’t want to do that you can quietly put it all on your CV, and talk about it later, at interview!

2 The quality of applications – do fewer applications but spend more time on them

If I see a job application and my first thought is “why are you sending this to me? “, that’s not a good start.

Your CV must be tailored to the job you are applying for. This means…

·         look carefully at the information about the job

·         assess what skills, personal qualities and experience is needed – use a highlighter to identify all the skill words and make a list

·         reflect on yourself to assess if you have what they need, how many things on your list can you tick?

·         choose good evidence of times when you have done the “thing” they want or used the skill they need

·         write it clearly and concisely on a CV

Take this tutorial on tailoring your CV

Checking for spelling and grammar mistakes is also essential. You can get away with a lot in education, in the business world however, poor written skills could create a bad impression and lose a company business,  it’s as simple as that.

Cover letters

You cannot reuse a cover letter for another job and expect it to work.  So don’t tell me about your technical engineering skills if you are applying for a teaching assistant in a primary school, simply inserting a line on your passion for XXX simply doesn’t cut it if the rest of the letter doesn’t follow.

Skills can be transferable from different jobs or sectors, but employers won’t take a leap of faith, show them how you match their requirements.

Guide to writing a cover letter

Application forms

They ask you all those pesky questions when the information is on your CV. Even worse they want you to explain why you want to work for them or tell them about your skills.

Just play the game,  answer questions carefully, stick to word limits and don’t leave questions blank or with the cursory “see attached CV”.


If you need help identifying your skills, working out how you match a job description or just how to get it all down on paper – come and see us!




Sarah M (Careers) | 05/05/2015 at 10:35 am | Tags: applications, applications and interviews, CV, employability, graduate schemes, job hunting, job market, jobs | Categories: All, Undergraduate, Undergraduate-highlighted | URL:

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