HR Administrator (Apprentice) - Band 4

West Suffolk and, Ipsw
Competitive salary
18 Jun 2021
27 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk, West Suffolk and North East Essex CCGs plan and buy healthcare services for over one million people. Working within a total budget of £1.5bn per year, we serve some of the poorest and wealthiest communities in the UK.

This is an exciting time to join us. Our three CCGs - each rated 'outstanding' by NHS England - are joining forces.

In addition to consolidating our own resources and expertise, we are also building powerful alliances with our partners in the local government, healthcare, community and voluntary sectors. Because we know that together, we can achieve the best possible health outcomes

We are committed to providing a supportive work environment where employees are able to work to the best their abilities. We value professional development and care about health and wellbeing of our staff with many initiatives in place to make us an employer of choice and an organisation that employees are proud to be part of.

HR Administrator (Apprentice) - Level 3- Band 4

37.5 Hours Per Week

Fixed Term - 18-24 Months

This is an exciting opportunity to join our HR Team working across 3 Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCGs) - North East Essex CCG, West Suffolk CCG and Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG.

Working as an HR Administrator Apprentice, you will be enrolled on a Level 3 HR Administrator Apprenticeship with West Suffolk College.

The apprenticeship will typically require 18-24 months of study - support and flexibility will be given to support studies. The successful apprentice may be eligible to apply for Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The apprenticeship forms the foundation of a career within the profession, giving the base for further development into different areas within HR.

Working alongside experienced HR colleagues, your day to day work will include handling day to day queries and providing HR advice; working on a range of HR processes, ranging from transactional to relatively complex HR cases, from recruitment through to retirement; using HR systems to keep records; providing relevant HR information to the organisation.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working with people and shows an interest to pursue a career in Human Resources. We want someone who can gather and understand complex information, able to work with IT systems, and who is approachable and able to advise and support our leaders and our staff.

Communication is key; we are looking for someone who can communicate professionally with a wide spectrum of people to achieve the best outcome.

However most importantly and in keeping with our CCG values of:
  • Patient Centred
  • Respect
  • Enable Excellence
  • Integrity

We are looking for someone who has exceptional people and influencing skills and is able to convey difficult decisions whilst maintaining professionalism at all times.

This is an exciting time to join the CCGs', as we make the transition over the next year into an Integrated Care System (ICS).

Due to Coronavirus restrictions, you will be predominately working from home, but as restrictions ease, you may be required to work in Colchester, Ipswich, and Bury St Edmunds.

For informal discussions email

Just over 1 hour by train from London, 1 hour by car to Stansted Airport, 45 minutes from your connection by overnight ferry to Holland; Suffolk inspires everyone, from George Orwell who adopted the name of one of our rivers, to the Suffolk coast and heaths, the inspiration for the composer Sir Benjamin Britten.

From the east to the west, under impressive skies, the varied landscape of Suffolk changes subtly.

Stretching north from Ipswich and Felixstowe, the Suffolk Coast, (with five sailing havens), and heaths has miles of Heritage Coast set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and charming market towns for you to discover. The Ipswich waterfront is a beautiful 'jewel in the crown' and seamlessly blends moored yachts, the iconic university building, a working port, modern apartments and the alongside a lively mix of retail, bars and restaurants. Beyond this, Ipswich has three theatres, a thriving retail area and an abundance of independent boutiques and eateries in some of the most historic and architectural buildings in Suffolk.

Inland are undulating fields, enfolding picturesque villages and slow-flowing streams. Some of the finest ancient woodlands can be found in this part of Suffolk, an area that abounds with ancient market towns, including Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham hardly changed since its heyday as an important Middle Ages wool town.

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Once we have received sufficient applications the job will close so if you are interested you are advised to apply immediately. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community

You are advised to read all of the attached documentation before completing your application form including the:
  • Job description and person specification as your application will be judged against this criteria
  • Key Benefits & Information Sheet which details pre-employment checks required and the benefits of working with the organisation (including pension information)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service information sheet if a DBS is required

We operate a probationary policy and all staff new to the NHS will be subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Please note we do not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance

If the post you are applying for requires any level of professional qualification or professional registration you will be required to bring evidence of this to interview and at appointment stage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to promoting Equality and Diversity in all areas of the organisation and through our policies we aim to encourage, manage and value diversity to ensure equality for all.

If you are short listed for interview, details will be sent to you by e-mail via the NHS Jobs website. You are therefore advised to check your e-mail (including your junk folder) and your NHS Jobs account on a regular basis

We look forward to receiving your completed application form

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