HR Officer

Location:  The King's Fund
Salary:  £32,568 - £38,890
Contract type:  Permanent
Closing date: 


Overview of this role

HR generalist? Make your skills count at The King’s Fund

As an HR Officer at the Fund, you’ll play a key role in the HR team at this high-profile and respected think tank, helping us to shape the future of health care in England.

Who are we?

The King’s Fund works to improve health and care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.

Your role

We’ll look to you for a high quality HR service that supports both managers and staff. Every day, you’ll tackle a range of duties that will build your skills and experience: recruiting new talent, supporting inductions, developing HR policies and advising colleagues how to use them, and managing HR admin and supporting internal communications. Your work will bring you into contact with people across the charity, making the most of your knowledge and developing it further.

Part-CIPD qualified with a degree (or equivalent), you’ll be an experienced HR generalist. You’re ready to learn about job evaluation schemes (if you don’t know about them already). You’re also highly organised and able to manage conflicting priorities. Proactive and flexible, you make sure that every task gets done. With natural people skills and a gift for communication, you’ll offer expert guidance, helping our team to excel.

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Job description

Job description: HR Officer


Application form

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Job application guidance

Equal opportunities supplementary information

Terms and conditions for employment

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5pm on Friday 30 September. Late applications will not be considered. Applications must be submitted using The King’s Fund application form. Please do not send CVs.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12 and Friday 14 October at The King’s Fund’s offices in central London.

Please email your application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to

Alternatively, you can post the application to:

HR Department
The King's Fund
11-13 Cavendish Square

Please note

No agencies please.

We regret that we cannot respond individually to all applicants due to the high number of applications we receive. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview. Please note that we are unable to offer feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.

The King’s Fund is committed to equal opportunities in all its activities and appointments will be determined solely on merit. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community, including those from minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities.

Terms and conditions

Main terms and conditions of employment

The King's Fund
Normal hours of work:
35 hours per week


Salary grade

The grading of each post is determined by a job evaluation system. Each of the eight main grades has a salary range comprising a series of incremental spine points. On appointment staff are assigned to one of these spine points, taking account of previous experience.

Salary review

On 1st January each year an adjustment is applied to all salary spine points to reflect changes in the cost of living.

Employees move on 1st January each year to the next spine point on their grade, unless: a) they have been the subject of a disciplinary warning; b) they are already on the maximum spine point of their grade; or c) they took up their post on or after the preceding 1st October.

Salary payment

Salary is paid on 23rd of each month or the previous Friday if the 23rd falls at the weekend /bank holiday.

Annual leave

27 days per year, plus 3 days off for the closure of the premises between Christmas and New Year.

Sick pay

Service Full pay Half pay
Up to 4 months 1 month
Over 4 months and up to 1 year 1 month 2 months
Over 1 year and up to 2 years 2 months 2 months
Over 2 years and up to 3 years 4 months 4 months
Over 3 years and up to 5 years 5 months 5 months
Over 5 years 6 months 6 months

Payments are aggregated over a rolling twelve month period to determine entitlement.

Notice periods

(Except where otherwise stated in employment contract)

Employers notice period is dependent on service as follows

Service Notice
Over 3 months and up to 2 years 4 weeks
Over 2 years and up to 12 years 4 weeks or 1 week for each year of continuous employment, whichever is greater
Over 12 years 12 weeks

Employees notice period

Grade Notice
1 to 4 1 month
5 and 6 2 months
7 and 8 3 months

Other points of information

  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Candidates who are currently contributing to the NHS pension scheme may be able to continue to do so for a limited period of 5 years, if appointed to work at The King's Fund
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Free beverages and a subsidised café