HR Administrator, CDC HR team

Team: Operations

Location: London, UK

Employment Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 20 December 2017

HR Administrator, CDC HR team

Our Mission

  • Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.
  • We aim to invest in countries where we can have the greatest impact. In countries where the private sector is weak and jobs are scarce.
  • We invest in sectors where growth leads to jobs – both directly and indirectly. In sectors such as manufacturing, agribusiness, infrastructure, financial institutions, construction, health and education. Last year, the businesses we invest in created more than a million jobs. 
  • We are successful because we are a high quality investment organisation, using the best commercial skills and judgement to make investments in great companies and support them to grow over the long term.  We therefore want to attract people with these skills but who are motivated to use them to dramatically improve the private sector in Africa and South Asia
  • For further information, please visit our website

The Role


  • CDC is a growing organisation, and the HR team needs administrative assistance in order to remain efficient and productive as we grow. The HR team requires increased administrative support as well as help with interview arranging for our busy resourcing team.



  • Interview arranging for the resourcing team
  • Diary management, administration and filing for the HR team
  • Ensure up to date maintenance of HR records
  • Collation of briefing papers for meetings
  • Arranging internal and external meetings, prioritising and rearranging where necessary
  • Fielding telephone calls across the HR team, dealing with enquiries and ensuring a positive first impression for people dealing with the HR team


The Candidate


  • Some experience in an office environment would be valuable


Technical Skills

  • High standard of written and verbal English, good communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Sense of urgency, energy and positive attitude
  • Completer-finisher
  • Thoughtful/strong critical reasoning skills


CDC Identities

  • We look for candidates who share our culture and reflect our identity, the CDC identities are described as follows:
  • Compassion is central to everything we do
  • We owe our clients and prospective clients a fast and thoughtful process
  • We accept the tough challenges inherent in our mission
  • We are quick and non-defensive when things go wrong
  • We oppose bureaucracy
  • We never forget that we are investing and spending tax payers’ money
  • We promote a fulfilling work environment
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