HR Coordinator


Totnes, South Devon
£19,000 - £22,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th October 2018  


Founded in 1985, NHBS ( is a world leader in supplying natural history, ecology and conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, and private customers around the world. We are looking for an HR Coordinator to provide support to the Senior Management Team in a rapidly growing company of currently 42 FTE. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join on a full-time basis in this new role. You will work closely with an Administrative Assistant to provide a range of HR services throughout the business and compliance related matters, where required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement HR procedures and policies
  • Maintain all HR-related documents
  • Ensure company compliance with changes in Employment Law and related legislation
  • Manage employee, salary and pension communication with our payroll provider
  • Manage the recruitment process for new staff
  • Seeking advice and working together with external HR lawyer if needed
  • Researching complex issues and communicating them clearly
  • Perform other related duties as required.

The ideal candidate will bring these skills and experience to the role:

  • Experience in a similar role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • A passion for working with people
  • Good overview of current HR legislation
  • Experience using HR software
  • Great organisational skills
  • Discretion & professional attitude at all times
  • CIPD Level 3 or higher, with the possibility for further training and certification

A strong interest in natural history and conservation would be an asset. This role could be for a highly experienced person, or somebody with a passion for what we do and who is willing to learn new skills, and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Our offer to you 

We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. We have been selling natural history and science books since 1985, ecological survey equipment since 2009, and publishing magazines and manufacturing survey equipment since 2016. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 42 staff.

This position reports to the Head of IT, HR and Compliance.

This permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £19,000 - £22,000 p.a. (depending on experience) based on a 37.5 hour week, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a including bank holidays, up to three paid days of conservation volunteering p.a. and a generous company pension. 


Please email your CV and cover letter by the 30th of October 2018 to 

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