People and Development Assistant - Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Posted 28 Feb 2024


Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (Human Resources)

Job Type:permanentDuration:
Category:Human ResourcesRecruiter Reference:979238
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:Salary: £23,570 - £24,851 per annum Terms and Conditions: 37 hours, 1 FTE, Full Time, Permanent Reference: GS979238

We are looking for a skilled People and Development (HR) Assistant to join our team of talented individuals. Based in Newcastle College, you will work alongside People and Development (P&D) colleagues across NCG to provide a high-quality customer service, supporting internal and external stakeholders on all people-related activity. Reporting into an experienced P&D Business Partner, you will have opportunities to grow and develop your HR career.

You will act as a point of contact for both designated managers and candidates ensuring we provide an excellent experience at the beginning of colleagues’ journeys with NCG. Supporting transactional changes throughout the employee life cycle, you will navigate and administer our HR/People systems, processes, and policies, providing front line advice, support, and guidance where appropriate.

As P&D Assistant you will be responsible for:

Supporting managers with HR queries,
Working alongside colleagues to create a fantastic candidate experience,
Timely processing of all administration associated with the full NCG recruitment lifecycle and the colleague journey,
Carrying out relevant data input on the P&D people systems,
Driving compliance and a high performance culture.
We are looking for someone who takes pride in delivering a customer-focused service. You will have excellent communications skills and demonstrate a customer focused approach to work.

Our P&D team is a busy and thriving department to work within, so the ability to work flexibly is essential for this role. Full training will be provided to the successful candidate, with continued professional development opportunities available for the right candidate.

Excited and interested in collaborating with us but unsure if you meet all the requirements? For an informal discussion, please contact Lee Jennings (People and Development Business Partner) via email at

About NCG

NCG is a national college group, offering further and higher education across our seven colleges. Our mission is to ‘enable social mobility and economic prosperity through exceptional education’ and we exist to create life-changing opportunities for individuals that strengthen the prosperity of their local communities.

Through ambitious teaching, innovative courses and outstanding learning environments, we aim to inspire excellence, spark curiosity and make a real impact on our learners and communities, with a vision to become the UK’s leading college group, recognised for our local impact, national reach and influence.

Together, our colleges and partners are creating the workforce of the future by enabling all people, regardless of their background, to develop the skills that our local communities need to be successful and sustained.

We’re made up of seven colleges and a central professional services team which supports our entire college network. Whatever your role, you’ll be an important part of helping us to achieve our goals, realise our vision and most importantly, support learners across our colleges to succeed.

We are committed to creating inclusive communities of excellent learning and teaching which benefit from sharing best practice developed across the seven learning organisations which are NCG.

Our people are at the heart of NCG and by joining our organisation, you will be valued, empowered and will benefit from being part of a national network of colleagues who you will be able to work and collaborate with, learn from and share your knowledge.

NCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment.

At NCG, our values are not just about what we do, but also about how we do things.

Our values underpin the culture and beliefs of our organisation, we expect all our staff to demonstrate behaviours in line with our core values.

1. Being both inclusive and diverse

2. Trusting and respecting our communities

3. Taking ownership whilst working collaboratively

4. Inspiring excellence and curiosity.

NCG offers an excellent benefits package, including generous holiday entitlement, access to the Teachers’ pension scheme (for teaching posts) or Local Government pension scheme (non-teaching posts), company sick pay, a cycle to work scheme and much more.

NCG seeks to promote and maintain an equal, diverse, inclusive and supportive environment for work and study that assists all members of our communities to reach their full potential. We are committed to achieving a truly representative workforce and therefore welcome applications from across the national and regional communities that we work with and serve.

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