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HR Coordinator

Do you have excellent administration skills? Want to join a world-leading theatre? Apply now to this exciting new opportunity…

The National Theatre aims to make world class theatre that’s entertaining, challenging and inspiring – for everyone. It aims to reach the widest possible audience and to be as inclusive, diverse and national as possible with a broad range of productions that play in London, on tour around the UK, on Broadway and across the globe. The National Theatre invests in the future of theatre by developing talent, creating bold new work and building audiences, partnering with a range of UK theatres and theatre.

The National Theatre are looking for a HR Coordinator to join their team. The successful candidate will be positive and pro-active, assisting the team in delivering HR service. The main responsibilities of this role includes payroll and recruitment administration as well as managing first-line HR queries in a fast-paced environment.


  • Provide a friendly and supportive front of desk service, greeting visitors and
    resolving a range of general first-line HR enquiries and support
  • Collate payroll documentation and input all information onto the HR database
  • Issue contract extension, contract amendment and casual workers letters
  • Format job descriptions, write job adverts, advertise vacancies
  • Coordinate and organise interviews, resolving any recruitment enquiries
  • Manage the REACH Applicant Tracking Software and act as the first point of contact for any queries relating to the software
  • Ensure that new employees receive all relevant new starter documentation
  • Coordinate financial administration
  • Manage LinkedIn presence, including posting vacancies and engaging material
  • Maintain and update HR content on the National’s website and Staff Intranet
  • Support the team with event coordination and set-up
  • Assist in general administration, including organising meetings, taking minutes, maintaining stationery and equipment supplies, and distributing post



  • Strong administration experience in an HR, Payroll or Recruitment environment
  • Excellent customer service skills, providing positive, friendly and tailored service
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with staff
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong team-working skills, coupled with the ability to use initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to implement and streamline administrative processes and plan a heavy workload
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in both written and numerical work
  • Excellent computer skills, with a sound knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality, tact and discretion


  • Experience with a Payroll and/or Online Recruitment system
  • Knowledge and experience with Office 365 and Teams
  • Desire to pursue a career in HR and interest in working towards HR qualifications
  • Experience or interest in the Arts


  • Send your CV and cover letter to this email 
  • Start date is as soon as possible 
  • In your application, state that you heard about this role through Creative Access