Graduate HR and Business Support Assistant

Graduate HR and Business Support Assistant

Voluntary Action

About the Company

Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) is a major charitable organisation that provides support to community and voluntary organisations across the whole of North Lanarkshire. Their mission is to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of North Lanarkshire’s citizens by fostering dynamic, inclusive communities through promotion and support for volunteering and the development of the voluntary and community sector.

Read more about VANL’s vision and values HERE.

The Role

VANL is looking for a Graduate HR and Business Support Assistant to join their team.

Working hours and location will be flexible – with a mix of remote working from home (with ICT equipment and support provided) and in our office in North Lanarkshire (currently Airdrie).

Working in partnership with the HR Manager, and supported by Business Support colleagues, your key responsibilities will be to support the implementation of HR activity as set out in VANL’s HR work plan including:

Drafting HR policies, procedures and templates for discussion and agreement.
Supporting VANL’s transition to online HR admin and support using BreatheHR
Using CIPD online resources and liaising with VANL’s external HR advisors to secure appropriate advice and guidance

As with any dynamic organisation, it is likely that work reacting to changing circumstances will arise during the internship, therefore appropriate duties relevant to as agreed with the CEO.


The ideal candidate will have a degree and/or postgraduate qualification in Human Resources, making this internship a natural part of their career progression. You’ll have a creative flair with strong problem-solving skills and a commitment to, and understanding of, the mission and values of the community and voluntary sector.

What is most important is that you can demonstrate the following:

That you have a commitment to improving employer’s people management in line with recognised good practice.
You have a good working knowledge of human resource management and its application.
You display a professional, positive and “can do” attitude with a willingness to reflect, learn and improve.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
The ability to work well with internal and external colleagues.
The ability to use IT effectively to fulfil working responsibilities.
The ability to plan and manage work well in order to deliver good-quality outputs on time.
Excellent attention to detail

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.

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