Change Agents UK

Recruitment & Development Team Administrator

Project R & D Team Administrator
Employer Change Agents UK
Job Description

Change Agents UK Level: 1

Location: Oakham, Rutland

Number of Positions: 1

What will this position involve?

You will be responsible for assisting the team in recruiting and developing graduates and young people.

A key part of both of these responsibilities is working to improve our processes and providing excellent customer service.

Who would this position suit?

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with excellent organisational skills, who is keen to learn.

You are also a methodical worker with an exceptional eye for detail. Most importantly, you have a passion for the principles of sustainability and a commitment to your own professional development.

Who are Change Agents UK as an organisation?

One of The JobCrowd’s Top 100 Companies for Graduates to Work For since 2014, Change Agents UK is a national sustainability and educational charity and not-for-profit organisation based in Oakham, Rutland.

We have been recruiting, training and supporting early careerists (or ‘Change Agents’, as they are known) into employment in the sustainability sector since 1996; creating a network of people empowered to live and work in a way that makes a positive impact on the world around them.

Explore to find out more about Change Agents UK and our projects.

What is the Change Agents UK Team like?

We are a small but tenacious team, who take great pride in working for an organisation that makes such a big impact in the sustainability sector. We are hardworking, friendly, supportive and practice what we preach; helping our staff develop the skills and experience they need in order to be a success.

We also value humour and a good slice of cake.

Why would you want this position?

This role offers you a great opportunity to contribute towards the growth of the organisation and will help to create personal development opportunities for young people and graduates - and to work towards a sustainable future for everyone.

This opportunity will give you valuable experience of a professional recruitment process. This will provide you with insight into developing quality job applications and interview style when applying for future roles yourselves. You will also have an opportunity to liaise with graduates in the sustainability sector, thus enhancing their professional networks.

Excellent training is provided and the role will develop many transferable skills.

The role is a fixed term role for 6 months, with extension based on performance and funding. There are possibilities for progression internally which may become available during the position. Previously this role has led to assisting with administration in the Finance team and a promotion to Recruitment & Development Coordinator, for example.

Salary (per annum pro rata): £17,000 pa pro rata

Start Date: ASAP

Length of Opportunity: 6 months (with potential to extend)

Project County Rutland
Location Oakham

Key Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the efficient and successful recruitment of graduates and young people for clients across the UK to specified deadlines.

  2. Ensure regular and efficient contact with colleagues and clients where required.

  3. Maintain all documentation, processes and procedures with efficient office systems

  4. Advertise vacancies to graduates using websites, presentations, adverts and mailings.

  5. Shortlist and telephone interview graduates and young people for roles in ethical and responsible businesses.

  6. Assist the Recruitment & Development Coordinator / Team Leader with recruitment, training and support administration.

  7. Help arrange Change Agents UK attendance at networking and training events, coordinate travel bookings and process relevant paperwork.

  8. Assist with maintaining and developing the Change Agents UK Academy online learning platform.


  1. Excellent communication skills: face-to-face, over the phone, email and other internet based communications i.e. social media.

  2. Demonstrate a very high level of attention to detail. Accurate data management and ability to maintain paper and electronic files.

  3. Ability to be discreet with clients and employees and to appreciate the need for confidentiality around sensitive data.

  4. Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to take responsibility and work under own initiative, coping with a demanding workload and prioritising effectively. Demonstrable ability to work to set deadlines and agreed milestones.

  5. Basic understanding and appreciation of the process and objectives of Change Agents UK’s recruitment and employment services. Willing to be inducted into, and carry out the Change Agents UK process for recruitment & assessment.

  6. Understanding of, and commitment to, equality and objectivity in the recruitment process.

  7. Ability to maintain positive, professional relationships with clients, candidates and colleagues.

  8. Fully computer literate in Microsoft office packages.

  9. Interest and understanding of basic sustainability and behaviour change concepts and issues.


  1. Previous experience of working in recruitment or Human Resources.

  2. Some knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting systems (Sage in particular).

  3. Previous experience in a sales and/or marketing environment.

  4. Knowledge and experience of behaviour change for sustainability.

Additional Position Details

Closing Date: Sunday, 6th August 2017

Interview Date: w/c 7th August

Hours/Week: 37.5 (possibility of working part-time / job-share)

Annual leave: 25 days

Work outside normal hours: There may be some work outside of normal office hours. Change Agents UK operates a flexi-time policy.

This recruitment is being managed by Change Agents UK, please direct all correspondence to or call 01572 723419

Salary £17,000
Application Deadline 2017-08-09
Hours Per Week 37.50
Places Available 1

Closed - no further applications permitted