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Recruitment Administration Officer x 2

Human Resources

Location:  1 Guildhall Square
Salary:   £22,149 to £25,642 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Tuesday 16 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1918522DD

About the role:

Would you like to play a key role in supporting the University to successfully recruit new staff to join its diverse workforce? 

If you are a confident and self-motivated individual who would like to join a responsive and effective recruitment team, we would like to hear from you. Although previous administration experience is an advantage, we are looking for motivated individuals who are keen and willing to learn new skills and systems. 

You will be able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills both written and verbal, have a good eye for detail, be highly organised with a flexible approach, and the ability to work to tight deadlines and manage a large workload. Naturally, you will be able to build and maintain relationships with a variety of people across the University while keeping candidates informed on the progress of their application.

The job is varied, you will place adverts, invite applicants to interview and support successful candidates through offer stage, preparing and issuing contracts. You will also be able to demonstrate excellent IT skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook. We will provide training on our online e-Recruit system.

Our HR department is committed to the highest quality in everything we do and we want you to be part of that. Based Guildhall Square, Southampton our offices are modern and open-plan, within easy access of public transport, shops, restaurants and a University gym. 

What we offer:

Our HR department works across Highfield Campus and One Guildhall Square, but your main work location will be One Guildhall Square. Both offices have easy access to public transport, restaurants, coffee shops and a University gym.

There will also be an opportunity to work flexibly from home, as well as coming into the office when required. 

As part of our commitment to your well-being, we offer an occupational pension scheme and generous holidays (20 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays and 6 University closure days).  Staff also have access to our state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts, and culture facilities and access to a number of University employee-discount schemes, including the cycle to work scheme.

Supporting the University in achieving its mission ‘to change the world for the better’. This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the University community, where people are valued, and collegiality is key.

There are two vacancies available; the end of the contract is 31st July 2023.

Please note: the expected hours of work for this full time role are 9am - 5pm.

The typical starting salary for this role will be £22,149 (spinal point 13 on the University Level 1-6 pay scale), unless you have significant experience in a similar role. Staff increment one spinal point each year, up to the top of the Level.

For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Daniel Ward (HR Recruitment Team Leader) via email:

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1918522DD on all correspondence.


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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