HR Assistant

Contract:  Permanent
Location:  Finsbury Park, London
Full-time: 35 hours per week 
Salary:      £25,548 p.a. (plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance)
Job Ref:    VA233

Freedom from Torture is the only organisation in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment of survivors of torture.

Torturers attempt to silence and break people. We help survivors to find their voices again and rebuild their lives in the safety of the UK.

Our team of dedicated professionals provide direct support to survivors including psychological therapy, physical health services, legal and welfare support, and expert medical reports for use in survivors' asylum claims. We also support other providers to deliver high quality rehabilitation services to survivors. 

We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work. 

None of this can happen without our vibrant community of supporters who help to create this change.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as scores of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced HR Assistant to join our HR team. You will be working in a friendly team, for an inspiring organisation,  reporting to the Head of HR.

You will be key to the smooth running of the HR department, with a focus on providing effective HR administrative and recruitment support. It is a busy and varied role so exceptional organisational skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure are essential skills.  

In return you will receive 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and exposure to a variety of HR situations where you will be able to expand your knowledge and skills.  The role may particularly suit someone who is looking to explore a career within HR.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Vicky Hughes, Head of Human Resources on 0207 697 7848.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click this link Assistant JD.doc


Closing date:  31st January 2019
Expected date of interviews: Week commencing 11th February 2019

Freedom from Torture is an Equal Opportunities Employer

No agencies please