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Vacancy Details

HR Assistant

Harborough District Council
Grade 3 £19,554 - £20,344 / Grade 4 £21,166 - 22,911 per annum (pro rata)
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/01/2020 at 23:55 PM
Harborough District Council

Harborough District Council’s vision is to work with communities in a vibrant, safe and prosperous district and to bring the best opportunities to all.

We are recruiting a Human Resources Assistant to join our small but busy generalist HR team.  This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced HR Assistant or a competent administrator, ideally with experience of working in an HR environment, looking for a development opportunity.   

You will act as the first point of contact for internal and external customers and partners, providing an effective and efficient HR and Learning & Development administration service.  You will promote best practice by providing staff and managers with timely, consistent and up to date advice relating to terms and conditions of employment.  This might include annual leave, sickness absence advice and guidance on our family friendly policies including maternity, flexible working, paternity leave etc.  You will be responsible for the co-ordination of end to end recruitment campaigns, which can be multiple at times, issuing employment contracts and processing all of the new starter documentation including setting starters up on the payroll system.  You will also support users on the self service module of the payroll system. You will be producing monthly management information, therefore a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, the ability to work to tight deadlines and work in a confidential manner are essential.

Other main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Handling and dealing with sensitive information
  • Payroll administration, working closely with the Payroll Officer and payroll provider
  • Performance appraisal and performance management administration
  • Assisting the Learning & Development Officer to organise workshops, training sessions and events
  • Assisting the HR Business Partners with absence management and employee welfare
  • Providing valuable administration support during organisational change projects

You will already have an interest in HR and hold, or be willing to study for the level 3 certificate in HR Practice (CHRP) awarded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD). You will need to be a competent administrator and be able demonstrate your Microsoft Office skills, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook at intermediate level. 

Highly organised, with the proven ability to plan and prioritise your own workload, you will also have excellent communication and customer service skills, a proactive and flexible approach and the ability to manage a varied and rapidly changing workload.  Recent and relevant experience of working in a fast paced HR environment and a working knowledge of recent HR legislation and best practice are desirable.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role, please contact one of our HR Business Partners, Danielle Moyers or Elaine Griffin, on 01858 821304.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th January 2020.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send an up-to-date copy of your CV along with a supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.