Global Network of Civil society organisations for Disaster Reduction
£30,000 - £40,000
INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS Full-Time Contract offered on completion of six-month probationary period. POST OF: Full-Time HR Coordinator (with proven international experience). Ideal start date: February 2019 Deadline: January 25th, 2019 Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction - GNDR BASED IN: London - Teddington Office OFFICE HOURS: Five days per week: Monday - Friday – 35 hours per week, 9am-5pm ANNUAL LEAVE: 25 days per year + statutory bank holidays SICK LEAVE SCHEME: Based on length of service - See GNDR HR Policies NON-CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SCHEME: For permanent staff members over 18 years old as follows 18 years old + - 10% of salary 50 years old + - 13% of salary 60 years old + - 15% of salary 6 months’ probationary period with 3 months’ mid-term review. Notice period 2 months.
Closing date: 8 February 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: London - Teddington
A vibrant, active, collaborative civil society supporting people and their communities, poor and vulnerable groups, to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters and adapt to extreme hazards, shocks and disturbances in a changing climate.

Main purpose of the role

The HR Coordinator will develop, advise on and implement policies relating to the effective use of GNDR staff, coordinating recruitment, training, and advise line managers on performance appraisals. The HR Coordinator will be the position responsible for ensuring compliance to the Organisations’ Safeguarding and Staff Security policies. This is a broad hands-on role within a growing organisation where occasional overseas travel may be required.  The HR Coordinator will help to shape the organisation as it grows, equipping the team to best enhance their performance and achieve GNDR’s aims.


Activities will cover areas such as: -

  • Recruitment
  • Conditions of employment
  • Training and development
  • Working practices
  • Equality and diversity
  • Compliance to Safeguarding and Staff Security Policies

Position in the organisation

  • Responsible to the Executive Director or any Senior Member assigned by the Executive Director. 
  • Part of the Secretariat team and active participant in cross-team working.
  • Works in close collaboration with Secretariat staff based in six locations across the Globe, the GNDR Global Board and project partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The remit of this post will cover the following core responsibilities:

  • ongoing review and enhancement of Organisation and HR Policies and Procedures in line with legislative developments;
  • recruiting staff, to include developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates;
  • contractual administration;
  • induction and personal development of staff;
  • developing and implementing policies on issues like working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities and disciplinary procedures, Safeguarding and Staff security;
  • assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures;
  • reviewing and updating staff handbooks;
  • advising on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion and benefits;
  • undertaking salary reviews;
  • maintaining employee records;
  • interpreting and advising on employment law;
  • dealing with grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures;
  • analysing training needs in conjunction with departmental managers;
  • planning and organising training;
  • filing and maintenance of confidential HR documents;
  • promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation;
  • any other professional duties as may be assigned by the line manager from time to time.


· CIPD qualifications or working towards - Essential

· Proficiency in written and spoken English - Essential

· University Degree - Desirable


· Proven advisory HR experience gained with a fast-paced international environment - Essential

· Understanding of HR legislation - Essential

· Provision of advice to managers/supervisors - Essential

· Experience of formulating, implementing and revising HR policies and procedures - Essential

· Managing simultaneous recruitment campaigns - Essential

· Handling disciplinary investigations, hearings, appeals and grievances - Desirable

· An interest in working within the Charity Sector - Desirable


· Confidential in all matters - Essential

· Professional approach coupled with strong interpersonal skills - Essential

· Excellent planning, organisational, facilitation and time management skills - Essential

· Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills, including with overseas partners and colleagues - Essential

· Strong IT skills - Essential

· Ability to work independently with little direct supervision - Essential

· Ability to think, plan, prioritise and organise in a clear and structured way - Essential

· Ability to work in and adapt to, a rapidly changing environment - Essential

· Fluency in other languages, preferably French or Spanish - Desirable


· Comfortable in cross cultural communication with people from different backgrounds - Essential

· Self-motivated - Essential

· Committed to GNDR’s values - Essential

· Ability to work in a small team in an office environment - Essential

· Be flexible and co-operative at all times - Essential

· An assertive but calm, confident and welcoming manner - Essential

· Able to travel overseas, at short notice if required - Essential

· Appreciation of GNDR’s values and principles - Desirable

Region: London and the southeast
Location: London - Teddington
Sector: Human resources

Application notes

TO APPLY: Please send your CV & Cover Letter to [email protected]

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.