Recruitment Administrator - 11222

Yorkshire and the Humber
Staff Grade 3
Fixed Term
Full Time
Administration / Corporate Support
£22,792 (pro-rata)
We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment. Acting to reduce the impacts of a changing climate on people and wildlife is at the heart of everything we do.
We cannot deliver on this promise without having the right people, with the right skills, at the right time and we need your help to ensure our recruitment processes run efficiently and effectively.
This is an exciting new opportunity where you will become the ‘go to’ expert for all process and systems related recruitment activity, supporting managers across Yorkshire. You can expect to get involved in:
• Managing recruitment activity through our internal recruitment system, setting up adverts and interview schedules, inputting feedback
• Working with managers, external recruitment providers and partners
• Providing support and guidance to managers, for example, advise on timescales, coordinating and facilitating assessment activity, preparing paperwork
• Managing and responding to candidate queries via telephone and email
• Managing confidential information in line with GDPR guidelines
• Supporting managers with appointment activities, for example, providing guidance on pre-employment checks, completing new starter paperwork and updating relevant systems
• Supporting additional workforce planning activities, for example, maintaining team structures, supporting work-placement and outreach activities
You’ll mainly be working independently but will be a valuable part of our Business Office team. The work we do supports the Yorkshire Area Leadership Team and others to understand and manage its finances, people and risks, ensuring it can deliver benefits for the environment and the communities we serve.
The team operates across 4 main offices in Yorkshire and this role will be based at one of our main offices in Leeds.
You should ideally be able to demonstrate some of the following through relevant experience and/or qualifications:
• Excellent IT skills, specifically relating to MS Office, Outlook and an ability to pick up the use of new systems quickly
• Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers
• Delivery of work by planning, tracking, gathering and maintaining data/information
• Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team to ensure commitments are delivered
• Good organisational skills, specifically an ability to prioritise and manage multiple activities within a given timescale
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation

Do not be put off applying if you do not have all of the skills/experience in this sector. Full training will be provided. The key requirement for the role is a strong focus on customer service, delivery and problem solving skills.
Please note that that your answers to the capability questions will be used to determine interview selection.

Assessments are likely to take place w/c 29 July and will be held in Leeds.

The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits.

For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack.

For any questions relating to this role, please contact:

01/07/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Focuses on Customers and Partners
In this role you will be expected to work with managers and senior leaders across Yorkshire, providing them with accurate, timely and professional administrative recruitment support. You will also be expected to manage and respond to queries, providing candidates with a positive first impression of the Environment Agency.

Please describe the skills, experience and/or personal attributes you could bring to the role which demonstrate you have an excellent focus on customer service.
Communicates Effectively
In this role you will work closely with Environment Agency managers and our third party HR Recruitment providers to ensure we bring the right people, with the right skills into the organisation at the right time. This requires not just great planning but an ability to communicate effectively and ensure all parties are clear about every step in the process.

Please describe a time when you have had to communicate effectively with others in order to deliver an activity within a set timescale. Please include detail about any issues you faced in achieving your goal and how your approach to communication helped you overcome these.
Data and Information Management
In this role you will be working with confidential candidate information,
utilising multiple systems including MS Office, Outlook and the
Environment Agency HR and Recruiting systems to communicate,
report on and progress recruitment activity.

Please tell us about the knowledge and skills you could bring to this role, particularly your experiences of using Microsoft Office or other IT systems to manage or report on sensitive or confidential data.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.