HR Assistant

Chelmsford, England
Up to £21000.00 per annum
11 Sep 2020
09 Oct 2020
Shelly McKinney
Job Type
HR Generalist
Contract Type
Full Time

HR Assistant based in Chelmsford £21,000

Your new company
A HR Assistant is required on a permanent basis, based in Chelmsford. The role will provide day-to-day HR administrative support for the organisation, supporting managers and employees with all aspects of administration of the employee life cycle. This role is working within a friendly, supportive team.

Your new role

  • Provide support for the whole HR team, but working closely with the wider HR team
  • Take responsibility for the reorganisation of the current HR filing system
  • Carry out audits in relation to eligibility to work and equal opportunities
  • Ensure all files are kept up to date with all relevant paperwork being filed correctly
  • Answer relevant HR queries over the telephone and by email
  • Processing and monitoring Criminal Reference checks when they are required
  • Administrate key HR processes including new starters; pre-employment checks (including eligibility to work), appointment letters, provision of contracts and enter details onto the electronic personnel/payroll system
  • Monitor the probationary period; diarise key dates and prompt managers
  • Maintain sickness absence records
  • Administer changes to employee's contractual terms
  • Administer the leavers process
  • Respond to reference requests
  • Note-take for various Employee Relations issues relating to Disciplinary, Grievance, Capability, Sickness absence management and Performance Management
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the Payroll Co-ordinator; enter data and retrieve data from the electronic personnel/payroll system as and when required, regularly send pay related correspondence to a large number of employees
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the Training Manager and Health and Safety team.
  • Regularly send personnel related correspondence e.g. questionnaires and staff newsletters to a large number of employees

What you'll need to succeed

  • Previous HR administrative experience
  • CIPD level 3 qualified
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good level of numeracy
  • Must be able to demonstrate sound IT skills including excel and word
  • Ability to manage their time and manage multiple deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Pro-active with the ability to use their own initiative
  • Experience of working under pressure
  • Honesty and integrity

What you'll get in return
Working hours 09.00 - 17.30
Private healthcare
25 days holiday & Bank holidays
Sick pay

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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