We’re hiring: Recruitment and HR Officer

The deadline to apply for this position has now closed. We are currently reviewing applications and will be in touch with successful candidates regarding the next stage. We received a large number of applications for this position and so, unfortunately, will not be able to reply to individuals who have been unsuccessful.


Closing date extended to Monday 6 September, 11:59PM.


About Good Law Project

Good Law Project’s mission is to achieve change through the law. We defend, define and change the law to protect the environment, uphold democracy and ensure no one is left behind. We hold Government and others to account through challenges in the courts. We are a small and young organisation, but we have been expanding quickly, with increasingly prominent and successful legal cases: we had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament two years ago and have more recently been shining a bright light on Government’s award of PPE contracts and jobs to their friends and associates. We raise funds directly from the public for our work in the public interest and operate on a not for profit basis. We are brave, honest, and decisive – those are Good Law Project’s values.

Over the past 12 months, Good Law Project has grown significantly. There are now nearly 200,000 supporters on our mailing list and there are more than 22,000 supporters who make a regular donation. We are primarily funded by our supporters. Our work is only possible thanks to them. 

We have expanded our team and now have 17 staff.  We have further plans to recruit more.

We are now looking for a Recruitment & HR Officer to support those growth plans.  You will help us recruit the right people and provide effective, ongoing HR support and guidance in a timely and effective manner. 

You can read the full job description here.

  • You will report to the HR Business Partner and you can see how the role fits into the current Good Law Project team at the end of the job pack
  • Salary: £32,000 per annum with generous benefits including enhanced pension contribution
  • Hours: 35 hours per week, over 5 days with some flexibility on distribution of hours
  • Contract type: permanent, after completion of 3 months’ probation.
  • Location: Hybrid office in central London (subject to any Covid -19 restrictions) with options for considerable flexibility. 

Good Law Project Recruitment & HR Officer

Job Specification 

Main duties and key responsibilities 

  • Be the first point of contact for all external recruitment queries and provide administrative support for all recruitment campaigns to key stakeholders
  • Manage job advertising across a range of outlets
  • Support the filtering and shortlisting of applicants and arrange interviews
  • Provide interview feedback for certain roles
  • Undertake general new starter induction/onboarding administration including right to work checks where required and job offers and contracts of employment
  • Effective and accurate administration of employee records
  • Administer staff training as appropriate
  • Provide accurate and timely guidance on HR policy and procedures
  • Support and promote inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity in the workplace

Essential experience and attributes 

Essential: 

  • Experience managing a full recruitment cycle, either in an agency or in-house
  • Experience in a generalist HR administrative environment 
  • Track record of working under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills in writing and over the phone 
  • Strong IT skills with a desire to develop and improve for greater operational efficiency 
  • Highly organised with the ability to juggle competing priorities 
  • Commitment to a high standard of professional behaviours, including collaboration, honesty and integrity 
  • Flexibility and adaptability in attitude and approach to work, with a willingness to ‘muck in’ and support the team with whatever might arise, working towards a common objective
  • Able to develop good working relationships with stakeholders 

Desirable: 

  • An interest in the UK political landscape 
  • Experience with HR systems and other related software
  • Able to compile and interpret statistical data
  • Studying towards or has CIPD or equivalent qualification

To apply, please send us one 3-page document consisting of your CV (max one page) with a covering letter of no more than two pages outlining why you are interested in the role, and how your experience & skills meet the requirements, together with the details of two referees to [email protected], with the subject line “Recruitment & HR Officer”. 

Deadline for applications: 5 pm, 3 September 2021

We intend to hold interviews via Zoom on 21 September 2021.  If you cannot make this date then please let us know in your covering letter. 

We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from ethnic minorities and/or those with lived experience of disadvantage. 

The role is advertised as “full-time” however we are happy to discuss and explore flexible options and job share arrangements. 

Although the contractual place of work will be central London, this role may lend itself to homeworking with occasional visits to the office.