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HR Officer

Greenpeace UK
Based in Islington, London
£37,260- £42,840 per annum (We normally offer a starting salary at the start of the range)
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

Greenpeace UK is an independent national/regional organisation within the global Greenpeace campaigning network, which acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. The global network of Greenpeace organisations comprises 26 independent national/regional Greenpeace organisations with presence in over 55 countries across Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, as well as a coordinating and supporting organisation, Greenpeace International.

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a real customer focus, a strong HR administration background and the ability to thrive in a busy team environment.

Part of a team providing high-quality support for staff and line managers, you will be the first point of contact for day to day HR queries – giving guidance and information on HR policies & procedures, terms & conditions, etc., and managing data systems and reporting.

It will be your responsibility to support all employee lifecycle processes, including carrying out new starter inductions, providing advice and administration for employee benefits, producing contractual documentation, monitoring temporary appointments and the probationary process, and conducting leaver processes.

Location: Islington, London. Our hybrid working model enables us to enjoy the benefits of both office based and remote working. We ask that staff work from the office in Islington 40% of their time, with 20% required as a minimum. Reasonable adjustments as well as specific office based needs will be considered for those with long term health conditions and disabilities.

Job requirements

You'll have:

  • Substantial experience of HR administration and support across the employee lifecycle.
  • HR database administration experience, including data management, user support and reporting.
  • Customer service experience, with a strong drive to deliver a quality service.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage and develop effective administration systems and processes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build good working relationships.
  • Very good IT skills across the MS Office suite.
  • The numeracy skills to make accurate salary and leave calculations.
  • An understanding of equality and diversity principles and how they apply in an HR context

We give you: 
You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. We offer great benefits such as a generous pension scheme, subsidised lunches, free yoga and a wealth of well-being resources, just to name a few. Take a look at our Work for Greenpeace pages to find out more about what it’s like to work for us and why you should apply.

Our commitment to diversity:
At Greenpeace UK we are committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, equity and becoming anti-racist. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in environmental and campaigning organisations and want to do all we can to correct this. In particular, we want to be more representative of Britain’s diversity at senior levels of GPUK. If you have the skills we need and are a person of colour, disabled, LGBTQIA, non-binary, have a mental health condition, or if you identify as working class now or in the past, we would welcome an application from you.

To Apply
To apply please visit our website. For further information, please download the applicant information pack attached on our website. Please ensure to save this file to your computer for future reference. Once the job listing has closed you will no longer be able to access it online.

We recommend taking a look at this document that contains top tips for filling out your application, compiled by our recruitment team.

If you have any questions, please email us at Please note that this email address is only for information. All applications have to be filled out on the website and cannot be submitted via email.

Greenpeace UK is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or any other category protected by law.

CLOSING DATE: 9.00 am 5 December
INTERVIEWS: Week of 11 December 

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