HR Officer

Posted 12 November by Parkside Accounting and Finance

HR Officer

£25,000 - £30,000 DOE

St. Albans

The Role

To provide HR expertise and become a credibly trusted advisor to both fee-earning and support functions, including Audit, Tax, Trusts, Financial Services, Marketing, IT and Maintenance.

(Note: in addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required).

Recruitment of employees (mainly admin/support level and more recently qualified professional employees), including putting job specifications/adverts together, considering appropriate recruitment methods and loading them successfully onto our recruitment portal.

Relationship-building with key recruitment agencies, negotiating fees/terms etc.

Overseeing absence management including taking absence messages daily, monitoring sickness pay/entitlement, monitoring Bradford Index scores over the trigger point, holding meetings with employees, and keeping managers informed.

Reporting daily on all activity to the Head of HR, including updating the employees situation report on a regular basis

Assisting with graduate trainee/apprentice recruitment. This role will help ensure that all the assessment days are coordinated properly, creating shortlists and meaningful reports. Carrying out telephone interviews and being involved with the assessment days. Understanding the routes to qualification and requirements of the training programmes.

Dealing sensitively with Employee Relations issues, including managing all requests for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and flexible working.

Becoming a super-user on our HR system (People HR) and being fundamental in implementing new functionalities

Carrying out employees’ inductions and working with managers on 3 & 6 month employee reviews, considering whether employees have successfully completed their probation period and identifying development/training needs

Production of memos for changes in terms of conditions of employment - including holiday/bank holiday adjustments

Research into appropriate training courses and producing training agreements for employees

Monthly sickness & holiday reconciliations

Conducting exit Interviews and providing feedback to the Head of HR

Liaising with inside careers, professional bodies & advertising contacts

Updating various databases/spreadsheets on a regular basis including People, Graduates etc

Assisting with monthly payroll and charge out rates

Managing our cycle to work scheme

Loan agreements for season tickets

Provide employees figures to various departments and Partners on request e.g. for annual returns and marketing

Overseeing charity events and activities across the four offices which are coordinated by the elected charities champions.

You will be responsible for some of the administration arising as a result of the above activities. However, we do have a departmental administrator who is responsible for a lot of the administration.

The Person

Ideally CIPD Qualified (Associate Level or equivalent) or working towards completion of qualification.

Minimum of 2 to 3 years HR Officer/Advisor experience gained within a similar environment. We have an experienced HR Officer in the team too and this role is anticipated to be with someone less experienced by way of a development opportunity.

Must be keen to take on responsibility and ownership within the officer role, and to have demonstrated this in previous roles either inside work or in his/her personal life.

Confident and assured in delivery when dealing with all levels of people - sound employment law knowledge when giving advice to maintain departmental credibility

Organised with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
Have a hands-on attitude and contribution to the team

Self-motivating (used to a professional services/ partnership environment)

Approachable and able to operate with professional detachment

Positive outlook

People-centric whilst remaining commercially-focused

Customer-service ethic


Could be an ideal opportunity for someone returning to work who wants to take a lower level role but has built up excellent experience which can be applied to the role.

Application questions

Have you worked in a similar environment previously?
Have you worked in a similar role for 2 or more years?

Reference: 39347387

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