Onboarding Manager

Location Royal Leamington Spa
Discipline: Support Management
Salary: ££41723 per annum + plus 10% bonus
Contact name: Jessica Fisher

Job ref: 175635_1635412123
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

Onboarding Manager

Part of the UKs NHS Test and Trace programme; the Rosalind Franklin Laboratory is the UKs first state of the art diagnostics laboratory to provide mass-testing for COVID-19, new variants and mutations.

We are currently seeking an Onboarding Manager on a 18 month contract (this could be extended) to join our expanding team and deliver a robust and streamlined onboarding experience to our new starters. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your skills and gain invaluable experience in a unique environment, whilst playing a pivotal role in supporting public health and shaping the culture of a new business.


Reporting to our Senior Resourcing Manager; you will take ownership and accountability of managing the end to end onboarding lifecycle, ensuring the onboarding HR systems are fit for purpose and working in conjunction with our learning and development team.

  • Responsible for day to day running of the new starter onboarding process

  • Managing intake planning working in partnership with our employing agency

  • Accountable for all IT and security onboarding processes i.e security cards, laptops

  • Working closely with training to coordinate and facilitate training needs and assessments

  • Maintaining an ongoing awareness of supplier management and oversight of MI and compliance for candidates in partnership with the Recruitment Manager

  • Developing of best onboarding processes, practices and management information

  • Working with suppliers across all compliance needs, actions and MI

  • Working to ensure HR systems are accurate and fit for purpose

  • Coordinating and leading on projects within the onboarding teams as per the agreed timelines


Our ideal candidate will have a background in managing an administration service/office, preferably specialising in recruitment/onboarding. You will have a good working knowledge of Human Resource practice; either through experience of managing team or in an advisory capacity. With the ability to hit the ground running and adapt to a reactive environment, you will possess excellent written and verbal communication and be able to work in partnership with a variety of stakeholders.


  • Experience of managing an administration office/service

  • Knowledge of human resource practice

  • An understanding of the full end to end employee onboarding process

  • Proven track record working in a high volume/fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge of recruitment compliance and vetting practices

  • Proven experience in data reporting and analysis

  • Experience in working partnership with different departments and internal and external stakeholders

  • Have exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence others

  • Ability to prioritise work by taking the impact and scale of the work into consideration, as well as manage time effectively to meet deadlines

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and a willingness to get your hands dirty

  • Sound IT skills including Excel

  • Strong team-working and customer-focus ethic

In return:

A competitive salary offering of £41,723 per annum, plus an inviting 10% retention bonus (paid at 9 months and 18 months) and inclusion into a forward-thinking innovative and welcoming team.
The Rosalind Franklin Laboratory is a 24/7 operation and the Onboarding Manager will be required to work on-site ideally four out of 5 days a week. Our working days are Monday to Friday.
You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join a team of highly skilled individuals, all focused on delivering the best possible outcome.
Please be aware that BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) including a media check, is the required level of screening for all staff working at the Leamington Spa Laboratory.

If you're ready for a new challenge and want to be part of the team delivering this essential lab work, please apply toda