HR and Recruitment Assistant | St Albans | £23k-£27k


Would you like to work as a HR and Recruitment Assistant for a successful client focused company based in St Albans?
You will be confident and resilient, with your role becoming pivotal as you assist the HR Business Partner in ensuring the smooth running of the firm’s HR function.

Our client, experts in their field, are a modern and innovative legal firm. They believe firmly in developing their staff and recognising their achievements!

Key responsibilities:

  • Recruitment of staff, drafting offers and contract of employment

  • Monitor recruitment inbox on a daily basis

  • Update and maintain accurate records on the firm’s HR system

  • Ensure that HR policies are reviewed and up to date centrally

  • Arrange interviews and liaise with candidates/agencies accordingly

  • Attend support staff interviews, take notes and run interview tests, with marking responsibilities in some instances

  • Coordinate the induction/on boarding process and working through the induction checklist

  • Carry out ID checks and DBS checks

  • Work through the leaver checklist to ensure this is complete before the employee leaves the firm

  • Process reference requests as per the firm’s policy

  • First point of contact for staff phoning to report sickness/absence, updating relevant individuals on staff absences daily and ensure this is logged on the system

  • Produce reports using the facilities available on the HR system

  • Assist HR Business Partner with salary benchmarking research

  • Update payroll information on a monthly basis

  • Coordinate and administer all work experience placements

  • Organise meetings and room bookings

  • General administration duties (including photocopying, filing, typing, taking notes at meetings)

  • Assist with the organisation and coordination of firm wide events throughout the year

What the employer is looking for:

  • A minimum of 2 years of working in HR would be preferred

  • Good basic knowledge of HR policies and procedures

  • A HR qualification (i.e. CIPD) would be desirable

  • Confident communicator with good written and verbal communication skills

  • Good time management with organisation skills including the ability to prioritise work

  • You will be a team player, but also able to work on your own initiative

  • Strong computer literacy – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to cope with pressure and maintain a calm manner at all times

  • Positive “can do” and flexible attitude

  • Maintain absolute confidentiality in relation to staff matters

Whats in it for you?

  • Salary: £23k-£27k depending on experience

  • 23 days holiday (increases with service) rising to 24 after 3 years and 25 after 5 years

  • Generous pension scheme

  • Private healthcare

  • Death in service

Hours: Mon- Fri 9am-5.15pm

Posted: 02/09/2019