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HR & Recruitment Administrator

Due to continued growth, our client is seeking to appoint a dynamic and driven HR & Recruitment Administrator with proven experience, to support the increased administration and recruitment requirements of their HR and recruitment platforms and to lend support in ensuring the continuing people success of the company!

£23,000 - £25,000 per annum



Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain employee HR files up to date, both hard copy and electronically, ensuring all documents are filed correctly and undertaking audits as necessary.
  • Support recruitment processes, including preparing job descriptions, ads, organising interviews, advertising roles and leading and participating in interviews as appropriate.
  • Support the new joiner/onboarding process including hosting the HR induction, meet and greet and validation of statutory new joiner documents, eg evidence of right to work in the UK etc.
  • Undertaking new joiner welcome and induction processes, including pre joining communications and periodic check in with new joiners and line managers to ensure that all is running smoothly.
  • Prepare HR documents, e.g. employment contracts, offer letters, variation of terms etc.
  • Co-ordinate and book employee training, keeping records of training attended and required.
  • Support Company audit requirements from a HR and people perspective as necessary.
  • Manage probationary review process.
  • Manage HR queries, email and telephone, as appropriate.
  • Support and co-ordinate monthly payroll arrangements in terms of employee reporting and updating employees changes both manually and onto the HR database.
  • Together with the Chief People Office, maintain the Staff Handbook.


  • Ideally, CIPD Level 5 qualified or QBE
  • Strong HR and people skills, with a real desire and passion for HR and career progression.
  • Strong IT skills, Microsoft Excel and Word and competent in the use of IT systems including HR databases.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail.
  • First class interpersonal skills with the ability to build trusted relationships with senior and junior stakeholders alike.
  • Confident and professional telephone manner and attitude to providing great people support services, both internally and externally.
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative with a positive 'can do’ mentality.
  • Resilient and able to work calmly during times of pressure and meet deadlines and targets effectively.

Hours of work:

37.5 hours a week Monday to Friday


  • Standard 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Additional ½ day birthday holiday
  • Ability to 'earn’ an additional 4 days per annum if you win quarterly awards
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Death in service (2 x salary).
  • Employee Cash Plan (including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, contribution to everyday healthcare and complementary therapies, 24 x7 access to Virtual GP, stress management, counselling, access to 1000s of retailer discounts)
  • Regular away days and social events.

Senior HR Advisor - 9 Month FTC

Our client is seeking an experienced candidate to join their Central HR Team as a Senior HR Advisor. The successful candidate will develop an effective relationship with all departments within the business!

You will have strong knowledge and experience as an HR generalist as you will be responsible for advising and supporting senior leaders on policy and procedures. This will be a varied role and you will be required to manage a variety of casework including disciplinary, capability, sickness absence and restructures.

You will work within a small team of HR professionals and continually strive to improve systems and processes to ensure they remain an employer of choice.

  • NG7, with parking
  • £27,000 - £29,500 per annum, pro rata
  • Full time, 9 Month FTC


  • To be a professional point of contact for senior leaders and to provide excellent advice and guidance on all HR matters.
  • To have the ability to resolve both simple and complex situations in accordance with the relevant policies and procedures.
  • To be the first point of contact for any queries regarding terms and conditions of employment for all employees
  • To manage and advise senior staff on casework including disciplinary, capability, grievance and restructures.
  • To work closely with the schools to oversee the process for all staff recruitment and selection. This includes liaising with the HR Assistant and HR Advisors regarding recruitment materials, relevant checks and supporting interview panels throughout the process.
  • To provide advice regarding any changes of contract requests and providing a link to the HR Assistant and HR Advisors in order that they provide the relevant letters/contracts and update the HR data base.
  • To maintain a knowledge and overview of staffing and organisation changes through post changes, new starters, leavers and employment of temporary and casual staff.
  • To ensure compliance with all recruitment and safeguarding requirements including the acquisition of DBS checks, references, medical clearance and evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.
  • To evaluate any new and existing support staff positions in accordance with the job evaluation scheme
  • To manage and advise staff on the maternity and family friendly policies and processes ensuring employees are aware of entitlements and processes in accordance with employment legislation.


  • CIPD Level 3 -5 qualified
  • Have practical experience in a general HR environment
  • Have up to date working knowledge of employment law
  • Practical experience in a generalist HR environment

  • Experience of effectively advising on the informal processes for managing casework such as disciplinary actions, grievances, restructures and absences.
  • Experience of managing formal casework procedures such as disciplinary actions, grievances, restructures and absences.
  • Experience of working with Trade Unions or within a unionised environment

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