HR Administration Assistant
Red Balloon of the Air

Location: Milton, Cambridgeshire, and remote working

Hours: 25 Hours per week, over five days, hours flexible, Term Time Only, +10 days

Salary: £20,228 (Pro-rata)

Red Balloon of the Air is expanding and are seeking a new enthusiastic HR Administrative Assistant to come and join our friendly and passionate team.

You will play a key role in shaping and creating the administrative functions that allow us to support our colleagues. It is vital that we deliver exemplary service to our staff in order to support them in their delivery of the vital work they do with our young people.

You will play a key role in recruitment and onboarding, as well as adapting the service to become more efficient and effective. You will be dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to all of our colleagues with a professional yet empathetic approach. You will be the first port of call and offer administrative support in areas including, but not limited to recruitment, payroll, the maintenance of HR systems and files, and task the lead in the management of our online HR System (Breathe).

  • This part-time role offers a flexible working pattern from day one with office and remote working.
  • Our core business hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday.
  • This role is term time only, plus 10 days to allow for paid time during holiday periods which can be worked as individual days throughout the holiday periods within the school year.

You will be flexible, personable, have an eye for detail, and be an excellent communicator, able to communicate via telephone, letter, email, or face-to-face (in person or via online video). This is a varied role that will allow the successful candidate to become involved in a wide range of areas within the HR spectrum, giving them exposure to the business as a whole which will support their development as an HR professional.

What you will need to succeed

It is essential that you have experience in an administrative role and the ability to multi-task. You will need to be able to communicate effectively and generate rapport with co-workers. Being trustworthy and reliable is also important, as you may receive personal information. You will be responsible for the maintenance of the HR database and be working with online automation tools, therefore, the experience of working with online software systems is essential.

A full job description and person specification is available below.

What you will get in return

Alongside an incredibly supportive and passionate group of colleagues, you will have the ability to work remotely and flexibly. There will be an opportunity as part of the progression of the role once probation has been passed for the company to support you financially to gain a relevant qualification to support your professional development such as business administration or HR Support.

The benefits package includes:

  • Salary: £20,228 (Pro-rata)
  • Location: Milton, Cambridge, and remote working
  • Holiday: 59 Days (To be taken during school holidays)
  • Flexible working from day one
  • Gain qualifications in a relevant subject
  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • Enhanced DBS Check
  • Pension
  • Employee Wellbeing Services

Full role description

HR Administration Assistant

Application form

HR Administration Assistant

How to Apply

In line with safer recruitment practices, we are only able to accept applications via our application forms, which can be accessed by following the application link. Our forms can be saved and come back to at any point.

Interviews will consist of an initial telephone screening interview, followed by a face-to-face interview at our offices in Milton, Cambridgeshire with the Head Teacher, Group HR Lead and one other.

For additional information please contact

Closing date:

The deadline for applications is 19th of September 2021
Shortlisting will be complete on 20th of September 2021
Interviews will be held on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of September


Red Balloon of the Air is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires the successful candidate to commit to this. The person appointed will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check.

Red Balloon of the Air is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, marital status.