HR Advisor

The Behavioural Insights Team

  • Salary: £33,000 per annum, plus benefits
  • Location: Based in Central London (Westminster) (but working remotely in the UK until government guidelines change)
  • Closing: 9:00pm, 21st Jul 2021 BST

Job Description

Are you looking for a new challenge and want to join a successful and rapidly growing organisation? Do you have a passion for enabling people to perform at their best? If so, we want to hear from you.

What does an HR Advisor at BIT do?

This is a wide ranging role and you will need to be flexible and adaptable in your approach. The role will cover the full generalist remit across the whole employee lifecycle, including but not limited to: performance management, reward and recognition, talent planning and recruitment. In return, you can expect to work on a range of interesting projects such as Wellbeing and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in a growing organisation.

What makes a great HR Advisor at BIT?

We are looking for an individual who understands what we do, who shares our values and are keen to learn and develop their expertise, knowledge and skills. We are looking for candidates with the skills listed below.

  • A keen interest in evidence based people practices, with real life experience of working across the HR generalist spectrum

  • Knowledge and understanding of statutory HR policies and processes, able to explain, support and coach staff and managers on routine HR matters 

  • Sound judgement and decision making - ability to make decisions in line with company policy and local employment law

  • Clear and convincing communications with strong interpersonal skills

  • Good time management producing high quality and accurate work

  • An ability to nurture talent and energise people to perform at their best. You care about the success, development and wellbeing of others and can have meaningful and candid conversations.

  • High self-awareness and self-reflection. You are aware of the impact that your actions and words have on those around you. You are resilient and accept responsibility for actions and decisions

Who are we and what can we offer you?

The Behavioural Insights Team is the world leader in applying behavioural science to public policy challenges in order to strengthen communities and improve lives. 

We design and rigorously test new ideas across a range of areas such as health, crime and education, to establish what works and what doesn’t. We have helped Tuberculosis patients take their medicine; reduced police susceptibility to cyberattacks; and helped organisations close their gender pay gap.

We are looking for a passionate and imaginative individual who understands behavioural science and shares our thirst for evidence-based solutions to join our dynamic and growing team.

BIT really is a great place to work:

  • We encourage flexible working and have a culture which enables this; for example flexible start and finish times and an IT set up which allows for easy working from home options

  • We have regular team lunches with inspirational guest speakers. 

  • We have a flexible benefits programme which currently includes things like gym memberships, cycle to work schemes and the ability to buy extra annual leave at the start of the year.

  • We’re a social bunch and have a variety of interest groups including Film Club, BIT Kids for our parents & 5-a-side team to name a few.

  • We have a great office in Westminster, which has an amazing coffee machine and fridges stocked full of soft drinks!

How to apply

We use a great platform called Applied to reduce bias in the recruitment process. You will need to answer a few work-based questions which will be anonymously marked by members of our team. Our selection is based on performance in these questions, rather than looking at your CV. 

Candidates with the top scoring answers will be invited to a structured interview where you get to meet some of the team. At the interview stage you will be asked questions that reflect the role and also to complete a work-based task, so you have the chance to demonstrate your skills. It’s at this stage we first see your CV. We always give all applicants feedback, no matter what stage your application reaches.

Please note:

You will need to have the right to work in the UK in order to be able to undertake this role. We will ask all applicants short-listed for an interview to provide evidence of their right to work during the recruitment process.  If you do not have the right to work for BIT but are the most suitable person for the role we will explore with you whether sponsorship may be an option. However, this may not be possible for all roles.

Some of the personal data you provide to Applied when you apply for a role with The Behavioural Insights Team will be passed on to The Behavioural Insights Team for the purposes of (a) reviewing your application; (b) inviting you for interview; and/or (c) offering you a job and getting you set up as an employee/contractor. For full details on how BIT collects and uses your personal data please visit our website - https://www.bi.team/bit-global-recruitment-privacy-notice/ 

If your application is not successful, any personal data provided to us by Applied (including any personal data relating to equal opportunities monitoring as set out above) will be retained by The Behavioural Insights Team for no longer than 6 months after the application deadline has passed (other than in exceptional circumstances where we may need to retain your personal data for longer), at which point your personal data will be securely deleted. We only keep your information for that period in order to allow us to comply with relevant legal obligations.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 21st Jul 2021

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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