HR Assistant

Reward, Benefits and Payroll Advisor
Your new company
Our client is a professional services and technology partner to global, defence, energy, space and intelligence & communications programmes. Based in Reading

Your new role

  • Supporting both the Group HR Director and the on-site HR leads in delivering the Group HR strategy
  • Acting as super user for the Group HRIS system
  • All group HR administration including drafting contracts and offer letters, changes to terms and conditions letters etc
  • Ensuring all group HR files are up to date (soft and hard copy)
  • Acting as first point of contact for all HR related queries, both from line managers and on-site HR leads, providing timely and accurate advice
  • Face to face support in employee meetings as necessary (disciplinary, grievance, redundancy, flexible working etc)
  • Ensuring HR policies are up to date and relevant
  • Booking training courses, liaising with training providers, making recommendations to group HR Director for possible L&D opportunities
  • Ensuring all benefits administration is up to date and accurate, liaising with providers as necessary and owning relevant benefit renewal processes
  • Producing reports as required
  • Contributing across the HR team as a whole, recommending improvements to systems and procedures to improve efficiency in the department and also by supporting the group HR Director in developing HR's strategic role within the organisation
  • Project managing any HR change programs as necessary
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by the group HR Director

What you'll need to succeed
Essential Requirements:

  • Excellent administration skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills - ability to multi-task and deal with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • In depth knowledge of HRIS systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral
  • Ability to travel across UK and potentially Europe
  • Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.
  • Candidates will need to undergo an internal BPSS check prior to gaining site access.
  • Candidates will also need to either hold a current SC clearance or be willing and eligible to undergo a Security Clearance check (SC level) upon starting their employment with the company. To gain SC clearance you will normally need at least 5 years' UK residency

Preferred but not essential:

  • CIPD qualified (or equivalent)
  • Up to date UK employment law knowledge
  • Project management skills
  • Change management experience
  • Compensation and Benefits experience
  • Payroll experience

What you'll get in return

  • 25 days' holiday
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme

What you need to do now
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