People & Culture Generalist is needed in London, United Kingdom(Salary: £34,200 – £42,700)

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People & Culture Generalist, London, United Kingdom
Organization: Internews Network
Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Office: Internews Network London, United Kingdom

Career Stream: Professional

Career Level: Professional Level 3

Department: People & Culture

Job Family: People & Culture

Job Sub-Family: Multi‐Discipline

Location: London, United Kingdom

Workplace Designation: Partial Remote (1 – 2 days per week work from office)

Term: Permanent

Funding: 100% Indirect

Line Manager: People & Culture Manager

Also Reports To: N/A

Direct reports: N/A

Salary: £34,200 – £42,700


The People & Culture Generalist – Internews Europe will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administrative tasks of the People & Culture (P&C) department. The role will support the People & Culture Manager – Internews Europe in ensuring efficient and best practice processes and procedures within the organisation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, with other duties upon request:

The P&C Generalist – Internews Europe holds primary responsibility for supporting all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including recruitment and selection, onboarding, inductions, staff progression and compliance.

 Partnering with other members of the global People & Culture team to support hiring and recruitment processes.
 Overseeing onboarding processes for UK staff members.

 Acts as the initial point of contact for all IEU staff inquiries with regards to People & Culture policies, procedures, staff benefit, leave balances, and general enquiries.

 Working with other members of the PC team, supports annual processes, such as the appraisal and goal setting processes, insurance renewals, ethics program, etc.
 Managing the shared IEU-HR inbox and resolving / following up on staff inquiries and needs.
 Providing staff and manager coaching on employee relations issues as requested.
 Working together with global P&C staff, managing the information that is published to the internal website (intranet) for IEU, making updates and organizational changes as needed.

 Responsible for start-to-end new starter probationary review process, including scheduling meeting, distributing relevant documentation and collecting completed forms and feedback.
 Supporting development and periodic review of P&C policies where required.
 Responsible for timely compliance check and review including clearances, Right to Work, visas, and GDPR.
 Working with P&C manager to ensure timely update of the payroll spreadsheet, including new joiners, leavers, and all variable changes and ensures all associated processes have been carried out in line with the supplier agreement and in good time.
 Managing all employee leave processes, including annual leave, sickness absence, maternity, paternity, adoption, compassionate leave, etc.
 Leading and coordinating P&C responses on behalf of IEU to third party audit requests from donors.
 Supporting process and workflow development and data management within the Human Resources’ Information System as needed.
 Supports employee resource groups and material development, and leads staff working groups and task forces in support of Internews’ Belonging, Dignity, and Justice work.
 Communicating all changes related to employee lifecycle to external payroll provider and finance staff as needed. 
 Acts as primary liaison with payroll and finance team on any matters related to staff pay and payroll-related changes.
 Supporting, developing, and conducting staff trainings on People & Culture topics, policies, and processes
 Working closely with other members of the global People & Culture team to ensure the completion of standardized, efficient, streamlined People & Culture processes that supports a cohesive staff experience.
 Recommending new approaches, processes and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the PC department and services performed.

 Staying abreast of all UK legal and compliance issues.
 Other P&C generalist duties as assigned
 In all duties, uphold Internews’ Core Values and demonstrate commitment to fostering a culture of Belonging, Dignity, and Justice .
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

 Degree, preferably in Human Resources or a closely related field
 In possession of or working towards a CIPD Level 3 or higher
 Experience with Human Resources information systems
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including written and verbal.
 Proven knowledge of UK employment law and best practice.
 Proven ability to handle confidential / sensitive information.
 Proven ability to successfully communicate and mediate with both management and staff.
 Ability to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion.
 Proven ability to successfully operate in multi-cultural environments.


 Fluency in a second language other than English, such as French or Arabic
 Experience of working in an International organization or NGO
Vacancy Timeline:

Deadline for applications: 03 April 2024. The applications will be reviewed as and when received.

Stat date: April 2024

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable adjustments may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Expected office hours are generally Monday through Friday from 09:00am to 5:30pm.


Expected office hours are generally Monday through Friday from 09:00am to 5:30pm.

This position will be in London, United Kingdom and therefore a successful applicant must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK

The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the associate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of their position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.

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