HR Officer

Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a HR Officer to join our clients team and to build on the knowledge developed through a relevant qualification, through practical and operational experience.

The role is ideal for a graduate looking to expand their skill and translate academic learning to first hand experiences.

The ideal candidate must be organised, with an eye for detail and accuracy, and must be able to manage a fast-paced and demanding workload. In return we’ll provide the right training, coaching and support for the role of HR Officer, whilst enabling a valuable contribution to the wide range of interactions experienced throughout an employee life cycle.

Job Purpose

To support the general HR functions that span all departments of the business, and to contribute to the wide range of activities relating to the ‘People’ strand of our strategic plans.

To be a first point of contact for HR queries and provide a responsive service to all employees in the context of our core values and as part of our contribution to creating a positive culture.

Main Duties

  • Be an advocate for the Core Values and support the display of associated behaviours, recognising positive contributions as applicable.
  • Provide information, advice and guidance, whilst escalating for guidance as required, for all HR related queries in accordance with the framework of policy and procedure.
  • Represent the HR function in the Employee Forum.
  • Coordinate recruitment tasks and support the attraction, selection and appointment activity across the business.
  • Prepare and issue employment contracts and offer letters.
  • Coordinate the allocation of work uniform and manage the stock, including ordering new supplies through the ERP.
  • Support the administration of ER casework and contribute to the timely achievement of resolution, whilst maintaining legal compliance.
  • Support the coordination of training and development initiatives for all departments.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of HR Policy and Procedure.
  • Collect and review HR analytics and produce reports in accordance with data monitoring and reporting schedules.
  • Update and maintain electronic document record systems, such as holiday records and sickness absence records.
  • In collaboration with the relevant department/Line Manager, manage all aspects of administration of an employee journey, including induction, appraisals and absence.
  • Partner with department representatives to establish proactive workforce planning solutions.
  • Provide support for in-house monthly payroll processing and respond to employee queries.
  • Support the pension administration for the business.
  • Support the Health and Wellbeing agenda, including the delivery of the Better Health at Work initiative and it’s campaign activity and reporting.
  • Participate in the external HR network – and other relevant groups – and support initiatives for improvement.
  • Support HR projects as required.

Other duties

  • To undertake any other duties or projects appropriate to the level of the post as required.

Candidate Requirements:

  • A passion for people and the role of the HR function
  • A positive outlook with the ability to work under pressure and to work flexibly to meet business requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of employment law
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • The ability to achieve targets and personal objectives
  • CIPD Level 3
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  • Salary £24,000 - £25,000
  • Location Newton Aycliffe
  • Hours 37.5
  • Deadline April 9, 2023
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