December 2016

HR Business Support Assistant, Portsmouth
Salary:  £16,575 per annum (£11,050 pro-rata salary per annum)

25 hours per week (ideally 5 hours per day Monday to Friday, can be flexible) - Permanent
The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for a HR Business Support Assistant to join the HR and Organisational Development team at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the HR team with maintenance of workforce data and records including responsibility for the recruitment process administration including workforce controls; processing payroll information; issuing contracts and pre-employment checks, preparing recruitment packs, electronic files, updating our new people system, etc. as well as overseeing the administration of general HR enquiries and filing; whilst ensuring all HR data/information is kept confidentially and complies with GDPR. 

Key Opportunities

• To learn more about HR and organisational development (including staff and volunteers).

• Work within a varied role offering vital support to the business working within a unique heritage environment.

• Support the implementation of our new people system and act as the systems administrator.

• Be part of a small friendly team.


Applicants must enjoy administration work and be competent across a range of administrative tasks operating Windows-based software, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and have an interest in Human Resources.

Previous administrative work experience is essential, and applicants should understand the importance of handling sensitive personal information. 

In addition, the ability to organise and prioritise workload, meet changing demands and comply with tight deadlines is essential.

To view the Role Profile please click here.

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact a member of the HR team on 023 9289 4555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified. 

Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and are required by 12 pm on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29 August 2018 in Portsmouth.

On August 5 1914 the first shot at sea of the First World War was fired and exactly 104 years later a Lamplight of Peace commemorating the work of the Great War tunnellers and the millions of soldiers, sailors and merchant seamen that lost their lives will embark on its own 100-day journey ending on Remembrance Sunday on 11 November. Its first call is at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.