HR Assistant – UK

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 10 August 2018

Job Description

Salary: £23,438 per annum, plus excellent benefits
Duration: 12 months, 5 days per week
Based: London, UK
Closing date: 26 August 2018

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with experience as an HR practitioner, who is looking to broaden their experience within a truly generalist role in an international environment.

Here at International Alert, people are the front and centre of all of our great work building peace around the world, a focus that is reflected in our internal environment, where collaboration and team-working to achieve common goals is core to our values. The successful candidate for this post will share our passion for recruiting and retaining a productive, creative and motivated workforce with the skills and abilities to contribute to and promote peace, and inspire, inform, support and enhance the efforts of others to do so.

To be really successful in this position you will have initiative, drive, curiosity and a passion for learning and continuous improvement. Your talent for juggling competing demands on your time, combined with meticulous attention to detail, organisational skills and insistence on high quality standards will help you to thrive in this role. Adept at problem-solving, the postholder will be able to identify issues and resolve them in a timely manner. You will enjoy and have a talent for communicating and working with diverse internal clients in an international context.

In return, you will have the opportunity to work as part of (and with the support of) a well-established, experienced HR team in a busy HR department. In this exciting role no two days are the same and you have exposure to a wide variety of HR issues and projects where you can stretch and challenge yourself to really develop on your foundation of HR knowledge, skills and abilities.

Note, the above include some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements, please read the job description.

To apply, please click the link below and upload your CV and cover letter.


The deadline for applications is Monday 26 August 2018 (23:59 UK time). Early applications are encouraged, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

About the Organization

International Alert (Alert), one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with over 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace, is currently seeking two talented and accomplished trustees to join our Board.

We work with local communities in over 25 countries from Lebanon to the Philippines to help them build peace. And we advise companies, governments and international organisations on how their policies and operations can better support peace.

Our three-part mission is to build a more peaceful world by:

  • Working with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions;
  • Shaping policies and practices to support peace; and
  • Collaborating with all those striving for peace to strengthen our collective voice and impact.

We focus on the issues that influence peace such community relations, gender, the role of businesses, and ways to prevent violent extremism.

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