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HR Administrator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This is an opportunity like no other. We’re looking for exceptional people to join our team in the diverse and innovative BBC HR Service Centre.

We are passionate about working with colleagues to put world-class creative content on the air. Whether it’s Strictly Come Dancing, the Radio One Breakfast Show or the latest must-watch boxset on BBC iPlayer, you will play a big part in helping the BBC to inform, educate and entertain our audiences.

Every day, we provide HR services to over 20,000 colleagues and freelancers. We’re looking for outstanding people who…

  • Enjoy helping others in a thoughtful and caring way
  • Take the initiative to ask questions to understand what colleagues need
  •  Love working in a fast-paced, energetic team and enjoy being creative
  • Like to make a difference; spotting ideas for improvement and being creative on a daily basis

Role Responsibility

This is a business support role which is part of a team providing transactional and administrative services to the rest of the BBC.  HR Administrators will be part of a shared service entity that will provide overall BBC People support to the BBC workforce.

There will be no line management or budget responsibility for this role.

  • To provide HR administrative service to employees, following clearly defined processes, in line with defined SLAs
  • Ability to use People systems, entering data into relevant systems and ensuring data quality
  • To ensure that administrative processes are undertaken in line with policy e.g. right to work
  • To provide accurate and timely transactional responses and communication with the BBC workforce, responding to queries and requests as appropriate
  • To accurately maintain People-related data and personnel files, ensuring confidentiality
  • To provide answers confidently based on data and understanding of policy and process
  • To open any relevant (physical) correspondence and scan/record relevant materials
  • To prepare and send any (physical) correspondence required to complete processes in an accurate and timely fashion
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues to deliver good service
  • To produce MI reports and data from relevant systems in order to answer queries

Are you the right candidate?


  • Basic computing and telephony skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy; ensures facts are correct, complete and consistent
  • Proven and effective administrative skills
  • Uses standard procedures and common sense to solve problems
  • Understands how to handle, resolve and escalate enquiries; passes on information promptly
  • Understands how to work effectively in a team to deliver
  • Desirable
  •  Prior experience of working with People systems (such as SAP)
  • Prior experience of working in a shared service environment


  • Prior experience of working with People systems (such as SAP)
  • Prior experience of working in a shared service environment

Package Description

Band: A
Contract type: Various
Location: Birmingham

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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