Human Resources Specialist

US Embassy
London (Greater)
£58,451 gross starting salary per annum + benefits (with US Government Experience)
24 Apr 2018
24 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member, Non CIPD member

U.S. Mission                          U.S. Embassy, London

Announcement Number:     London-2018-14

Position Title:                        Human Resources Specialist

Opening Period:                    Open Until Filled

Series/Grade:                         LE- 80 or FP 5 (steps 5 through 14)

Salary:                                   With comparable U.S. Government (HR-specific) experience: £58,451 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £48,206, London weighting £2,100, car allowance £4,129 and bonus £4,016).

Without comparable U.S. Government (HR-specific) experience: £54,582 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £44,635, London weighting £2,100, car allowance £4,129 and bonus £3,718).

 (USD) $60,601 – $79,070

For More Info:                Human Resources Office:  Zahira Salami

Mailing Address:  33 Nine Elms Lane, London, SW11 7US

E-mail Address:

Who May Apply:            FS is FP 05.  Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.

                          All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required: Local Security Certification or Public Trust.

Duration Appointment: Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period.

Marketing Statement:  We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:  The U.S. Mission in London is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Specialist.

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date:  Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  Yes

Duties:  Serves principally as Manager of the post’s Locally Employed Staff (LE Staff) Compensation and Benefits Program and LE Staff Performance-Related Pay (PRP) Program. 

Qualifications and Evaluations

Education:  University Degree in one of the following:  Business,  Government Administration, Human Resources, History, Linguistics  or Graduate Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), or equivalent professional qualification.


EXPERIENCE:  Experience in a frontline HR management discipline.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  An in-depth understanding of contemporary compensation and benefits systems and trends, merit-based pay systems and alternative reward methodologies, and a good understanding of job evaluation methods, including contemporary factor analysis methodologies such as the “Hay Points Method”.  A thorough knowledge of U.K. Employment Law, practices and procedures, particularly as they pertain to LE Staff compensation and benefits, and performance management considerations.  A detailed appreciation of public and private sector U.K. organizations and professional bodies in the human resources/compensation field.


LANGUAGE:  Level IV (Fluent) written and spoken English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  The ability to draft in clear, unambiguous, concise and grammatically correct manner is essential, as is the ability to interact with all levels of Mission staff and professional-level contacts, and to interpret official documents and legislation.  A high degree of analytical ability is required in order to analyse and evaluate complex salary and benefits data, to chart and project trends, and to present statistical information in a range of formats.  Must be able to understand the "big picture" on the more sensitive or contentious areas of responsibility, and to be able to deal with counter arguments/confrontations when addressing such points of view.  Considerable tact and discretion is required in discussing compensation, performance management, and employee relations issues and in addressing employee/management concerns in other assigned areas of HRD responsibility.  The ability to use with confidence a variety of PC software applications is also essential.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Benefits:  Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in London may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.

The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

For further information:  the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in London.

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