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People Officer


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Jan 30, 2024


About The Role


Location: EFL House, Preston or London Office (Hybrid working)
Working hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: Competitive dependent on experience

Join our dynamic team at the EFL and play a crucial role as People Officer with a focus on Recruitment and Learning & Development. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to shaping the future of our organisation.

About us

Formed in 1888, the EFL is the world’s original and oldest league football competition. It has 72 member clubs, each of which embodies the unique heritage, pride and passion of the communities they represent. We are responsible for administering and regulating the Sky Bet EFL, Sky Bet Play-Offs, Carabao Cup and Bristol Street Motors Trophy competitions.

Our employees are crucial to our success and equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental elements of building our organisation.

Role Overview

As a People Officer specialising in Recruitment and Learning & Development, you will play a pivotal role in building and nurturing our talented employees which involves taking the lead on recruitment, onboarding, induction, and learning & development across the organisation including the EFL Trust, our charitable arm.

Please note – although the role focuses on recruitment and L&D – you will also be involved with employee engagement, wellbeing and general core HR activities. We work as a team so there are lots of opportunities to get involved with a wide variety of activities.

About The Candidate

Key Responsibilities

With the Director of People – develop a recruitment approach that focuses on attracting talent widely and recruiting the best
Manage the recruitment, onboarding and induction process for all vacancies including within the EFL Trust
With the Director of People – continue to develop the learning & development plan for all employees
Manage the approach to learning & development across the EFL
With the Director of People – develop an EFL Apprenticeship Programme
Develop an active alumni group
Establish positive and productive relationships with external learning organisations such as universities
Working with the EDI Team – look at the perception of the EFL in the recruitment market – develop a more focused employer branding approach

Develop and manage the e-recruitment system

Develop and manage the learning management system

Produce relevant data that will help managers manage

Support the overall People Team

About The Club

Working at the EFL comes with a great package of benefits.

23 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays), rising to 25 days after 5 years.
Free parking in Preston
Access to CPD
Employee Assistance Programme
Season ticket loan
Generous pension scheme
Healthcare provision
Wellbeing support
Access to match day tickets

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