HR Administrator with Diageo

Location: Edinburgh
£19,000 per annum pro rata
Part-time, 17 hours per week, until June 2019
January start
Closing date: 3 January 2019, 12 noon

Diversity Works

This is a Scottish Government funded project aimed at supporting the development of inclusive practice in recruitment and employment of women from black and ethnic minority communities across the country. The involvement of Diageo through this vacancy is an important part of the Diversity Works project, as it will demonstrate the journey of women participating in it through the recruitment process from start to finish.

About the Company

As a global leader in beverage alcohol, Diageo’s 200+ brands are part of everyday celebrations in over 180 countries. Diageo’s ambition is to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.

Diageo is a company built and sustained through the entrepreneurial spirit and determination passed down by giants of the industry, from Arthur Guinness and Elizabeth Cumming to Charles Tanqueray and John Walker. Today, Diageo’s people stand on the shoulders of these giants, inspired by their ideas and philosophy to be successful, deliver the best performance possible and create opportunities for themselves and their communities.

Diageo are proud to be more than 30,000 talented people worldwide. Diageo is where you’ll find a wide variety of personalities, experiences and perspectives, wherever you’re based in the world. It makes for a stimulating and rewarding working environment, where everyone can flourish.

Read more about Diageo here:


The Role

Diageo are looking for a confident and resilient HR Administrator to work with their team at their Edinburgh Park offices. Within this role you will liberate and support the Human Resource Business Partners (HRBP) team across the International Supply Centre (ISC) to deliver Diageo’s people objectives, and through that the performance of the ISC. You will work closely with the HR Coordinator by supporting various projects.

Diageo’s purpose as an HR function is to be an agile, connected, accountable performance partner for the business, by focusing on the areas where they will make the greatest difference to performance.

In your role as HR Assistant, you will be involved in a wide variety of work and projects in an administrative capacity, two particular projects to note:

Values Survey – Our Voice:
Undertake the administration and setup of Diageo’s annual pulse survey that helps measure the culture and behaviours within their organisation

Career Ready:
Be involved in the annual administration of circa 60 school pupil’s taking part in paid work placements and mentoring scheme across Scotland
This is a part-time role that you will work for 17 hours per week. There is flexibility in relation to the working pattern. The role is a fixed term contract and will run until June 2019.



The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level and have a strong interest in HR and people development. Together with a drive to learn and curious spirit, you’ll be enthusiastic, open-minded and assertive, and ready for different and challenging projects.
The following criteria are required to be successful in this role:
• Proven ability to deliver results at pace
• Ability to build relationships quickly across a variety of local and virtual partners
• Resilience and confidence in a dynamic and ambiguous environment
• Ability to multi-task, prioritise tasks and work to deadlines
• A self-starter, able to take on a task with little direction and complete it with success
• A desire to work in the Reporting / Business Intelligence and Analytics arena
• A strong team player with a positive, can-do attitude
• Must be organised and highly analytical in approach.
• Attention to detail is critical
• Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
• Must be competent in the use of standard Microsoft Office apps such as Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint
• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• Proven communication skills, both written and oral (telephone and face to face)

The following skills are desirable:
• Good working knowledge of systems, ideally Workday.
• Good attention to detail accompanied by a strong analytical approach to problem-solving.
• Strong experience and skill in administrative type activities.

As part of the Scottish Government’s Workplace Equality agenda, this opportunity is aimed at empowering growing companies through the engagement of talented women from a BME background. If this sounds too good to miss, we want to hear from you.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.



Closing date for applications is 3 January 2019, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.