HR Assistant

I am currently searching for a HR Assistant to work for a client of mine within the Food sector on a permanent basis. You need to support and assist the Head of HR and the HR department with all projects and tasks that relate to a company’s HR strategy. Be the first point of contact for employees and provide guidance and support to team managers.

Key skills required:

HR Administration/ General Daily Responsibilities

  • Answer employee questions via hr@ inbox in good time
  • Have full working knowledge of internal systems
  • Undertake ad hoc HR / People projects when required
  • Process and update employee information via PeopleHR
  • Ensure internal HR systems are accurate and up to date including, company documents and employee information
  • Be the first point of contact of HR for employees and managers
  • Comply reports and data for Head of HR and Senior managers when required
  • Ensure all team members have the correct documentation on their PeopleHR account
  • Assist in the administration and knowledge of the Government Kickstart Scheme
  • Assist Head of HR to implement and improve well-being programmes and reward schemes

Recruitment / Onboarding / Leavers

  • Assist Head of HR in the production of job descriptions and job ads
  • Manage the recruitment process / inbox / Indeed account
  • Screen CVs and Call appropriate candidates to complete first stage screening process
  • Arrange interviews for appropriate candidates with the hiring manager – supporting hiring managers with documents and paperwork
  • Send out offer letters and joining information to successful candidates
  • Upload new employee information on internal systems and ensure all paperwork is complete and filed
  • Lease with hiring manager to ensure inductions are scheduled
  • Inform managers in a timely manner of upcoming probation reviews
  • Process leavers information, updating internal systems and collecting feedback


  • Responsible for gathering payroll information and sending to payroll provider (weekly)
  • Responsible for providing Head of HR with monthly payroll information
  • Answer all payroll queries from employees, using payroll provider for support

Employee Relations

  • Assist Head of HR and managers with a range of employee relation issues when they arise
  • Have a thorough understanding of HR law in particular relating to contracts, terms and conditions, discrimination, maternity / paternity, dismissals, grievances etc.
  • Answer all payroll queries from employees, using payroll provider for support
  • Provide support and documents to support any ER cases
  • Support Head of HR to ensure all managers are up to date with current HR law and polices

Policies & Procedures

  • Knowledge and understanding of the company’s policies to their practical application in order to provide advice and support to employees
  • Update and create new policies with the support of Head of HR as needed

Learning & Development / Appraisals

  • Assist Head of HR and department managers with the development and implementation of internal skill training
  • Use PeopleHR to keep training records and matrix up to date
  • Organise any outsourced training such as first aid at work
  • Answer all payroll queries from employees, using payroll provider for support
  • Provide support and documents to manager to ensure appraisals are being carried out to company standards

Salary range: £25,000 – £27,000 per annum

Location: Reading

If this could be of interest and you would like to be considered for this position and find out more, please apply with your most up to date CV.

Howard Finley are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to the vacancy. Your details could be kept for up to 12 months for consideration for other positions.

Job Information

Job Reference: FV11_1605890968
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Salary From: £25000
Salary To: £27000
Job Industries: Manufacturing and Production
Job Locations: Reading, Berkshire
Job Types: Permanent

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