Channel 4 Internship

Posted on 17 August 2010

HR Assistant – £20k pro-rata, based in London

You’d love to get some real experience of HR in the media industry. To explore where a career in our industry could take you. Here’s your chance, because we’ve an exciting new HR Assistant placement starting this November. What we’d really like is someone who wants to work within the heart of a dynamic HR team; who can work with us to develop fresh ideas to engage with, develop and recruit disabled talent for our business. With the 2012 Paralympics just round the corner, this is an important area for us. In fact, the Games will be the largest event in Channel 4’s history, with a mix of documentaries, features and live coverage. So who are we looking for? Well, we don’t care about your background. Whether you went to university or not. What qualifications you’ve got – or haven’t. We’re more interested in your talent, raw passion and burning ambition to get into our business. So what’s stopping you?


Human Resources provides a range of support including: HR Operations, Recruitment, Reward and Benefits, Occupational Health, Learning and Development, 4Talent and Internal Communications.

Job Purpose

The HR Assistant will provide day to day admin support for the teams within HR, spending time during their internship within Learning and 4Talent, HR Operations, Reward and Benefits, Systems and Administration and Internal Communications. During your time at Channel 4 you will be delivering a project alongside the 4Talent team which will enable them to bring your knowledge of disability to the organisation. You will be integral in moving Channel 4’s internal disability strategy forward in the run up to the 2012 Paralympic Games through engaging with prospective disabled candiates and attracting them to Channel 4.

Key Responsibilities

Providing administrative support within the HR department, including diary management, meetings, emails, filing, maintaining databases.
Provides research support to the 4Talent team.
Provides general support to the various HR teams including:

  • Managing and communicating information to the wider teams.
  • Identifying and obtaining relevant paperwork for meetings and undertaking research where necessary.
    Responding independently to incoming information requests.
  • Creation and revision of documents such as Powerpoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets etc.
  • Filing, archiving and general administrative duties.
  • Recruitment project work

Person Specification

  • A strong interest in Human Resources.
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills.
  • Good computer skills including Word, Outlook, Powerpoint and Excel.
  • Good team spirit with a general willingness to get involved.
  • Strong numerical and data-handling skills.
  • Good research skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Active social networker and blogger.

Please note you must be available to start this placement in November 2010. Scheduled assessment date: 8th October 2010 (subject to change).

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