HR Officer / HR Services Officer

Dorchester, England
£14.37 - £16.43 per hour
05 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
Matthew Whitfield
Job Type
HR Officer
Contract Type
Full Time

An excellent opportunity for a level 5 qualified HR Officer to join a busy team in Dorchester,

Hays are working with an values lead organisation to recruit a HR Officer/HR Services officer to work as part of a small team providing a proactive HR service to Managers and employees across various sites in West Dorset.

As an HR Officer you will provide a full HR generalist advice and HR Administration support for a busy organisation.

Key Tasks include

  • Providing professional advice and guidance to managers and staff on a variety of HR practice including terms & conditions, policy & procedures and HR information.
  • With support you will also provide managers and staff with advice on employee relations including disciplinary, grievance, performance and sickness cases.
  • Undertaking a range of HR transaction activity including updating HR database information, updating employee data in line with GDPR and external audit regulations.
  • Provide HR statistical information & reports from HR system on key KPI including sickness, turnover, and equality & Diversity.
  • Act as first line coordinator with internal payroll department instructing on personal changes for pay
  • Undertake minute taking for Job Evaluation, and employee relations meetings.
  • Provide specialist HR generalist / HR administration tasks for technical HR eg - Job Evaluation, HR Systems, payroll, sickness and benefits calculations.
  • Monitoring Long term ill health cases and liaising with occupational health


Qualifications and Knowledge
Were seeking HR Officers / HR coordinators / HR Advisors with either a degree/CIPD Intermediate level 5 in HR or equivalent through extensive experience and proven track record in HR, including

  • Knowledge of HR administration and systems, including personnel information systems, payroll, monitoring and statistics
  • Working knowledge of employment legislation and developments in same and implications for personnel policy and practice
  • Understanding of good practice and employment policies and ability to advise managers and staff accordingly
  • Ideally be a member of the CIPD
  • Knowledge and understanding of Job Evaluation Schemes
  • Advanced computing skills, including Microsoft Office applications and bespoke HR databases
  • Knowledge of customer care and of confidentiality


  • Extensive experience of all aspects of HR administration and procedures and of providing support and advice in this area
  • Experience of a range of HR support, giving advice to managers and staff on employment matters, to include disciplinary, grievance and sickness.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to provide advice, guidance and emotional support to a diverse group of managers and staff in relation to HR issues
  • Good analytical skills in order to respond to give advice on HR problems
  • Ability to liaise and communicate on behalf of the organisation with a wide range of external contacts,
  • Good written communication skills, including ability to take minutes of meetings and draft correspondence
  • Good planning and organising skills, including ability to coordinate and prioritise a complex workload, ensuring cycles and deadlines are met
  • An ability to concentrate throughout various interruptions and high levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Respect for professional boundaries and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times

This role is initially a 4-6 months temporary contract.. more likely 6 months and with the potential opportunity of long term employment.

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