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HR Advisor (Payroll Project)

London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

We are looking for someone to join us from early-March 2024 to provide project support to the Systems and Payroll team for the transition to a new payroll provider for our 600+ colleagues. This role will act as an interface between the project team and both the wider HR team and the organisation as a whole to ensure smooth delivery of the project.

About us

At Battersea, we aim to never turn away a dog or cat in need of help. We give each one lots of love and expert care and get to know their characters and quirks so we can find them a new home that’s just right for them.

All the knowledge we gather in our centres helps us to improve the lives of the animals we’ll never meet, through our work with other rescue organisations and charities. We also help people make informed choices when getting a pet, we provide training and welfare advice, and we campaign for changes in the law when we see that dogs and cats or their owners deserve better.

Join us and help us be here for every dog and cat, wherever they are, for as long as they need us.

The HR Team

Battersea’s Human Resources department provides expert advice, guidance and support through partnership with managers, teams and people across the organisation. Battersea is way ahead of the sector when it comes to employee engagement – and our department works hard to keep us there. Our work involves everything from pay and benefits to providing learning and development solutions that support other departments achieve their strategic objectives. We do this to attract, retain and develop our people to be the best they can be, so we can be here for more dogs and cats.

The Human Resources directorate is made up of the HR and the L&OD teams. Both teams work collaboratively to support the delivery of the organisational strategy and create positive impact for cats and dogs through our people and culture. The HR team provides specialist support in relation to business partnering, diversity and inclusion, payroll, resourcing, and HR systems, in order to create positive employee experiences.

What we can offer you

We offer our employees a wide range of benefits to reward them for the value that they bring to Battersea, to support them in their work, to help improve their health and wellbeing, and maintain a healthy work-life balance. These include:

• 28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year

• Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution

• Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£100), optical (£100), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£325) every year

• Annual interest-free season ticket loans

• Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes

• Life insurance

• Support for your professional and career development, including access to digital and in-person training programmes, a wide range of tools and resources, leadership and management training, mentoring and much more.

Hybrid working policy

We operate a hybrid working model, with our office-based staff splitting their time between site based and home working. We believe this enables our office-based staff to maintain the benefits of home working, while allowing for collaboration and interaction with our animal-facing staff and maintaining a connection to our cause. As such, you’ll be expected to work in our Battersea office for at least 50% of your working week.

Equality, diversity and inclusion at Battersea

At Battersea, we are committed to providing equality of opportunity, and developing and supporting a diverse workforce and inclusive culture in all aspects of our organisation. We aim to ensure that this pledge, reinforced by our values, is embedded in our day-to-day working practices and our work together.

By hearing from and valuing different experiences, perspectives and contributions, we know we can provide the best expert care for every dog and cat who needs us. We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and from members of minority ethnic communities, who we know are currently under-represented at Battersea.

As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we're happy to discuss any support or personalisation you may need during your application and/or interview process as part of our workplace adjustments. Please contact

Closing date: 18th February 2024

Interview date(s): w/c 19th February 2024

If you think you’re a good fit for the role, and you’re passionate about dogs, cats and our work, then we’d like to hear from you.

Fixed Term

£35,000 per annum

CIPD Optional

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