HR Assistant Job Description

HR Assistant Job Description

Role: HR Assistant
Location: London

Job Type: Full-time; Permanent

The Role

This is a fantastic HR Assistant opportunity working in a high profile and extremely successful financial services business!

With the opportunity to report directly to the HR Director, you will be responsible for the end to end administration of the employee lifecycle and participate in HR related projects. The successful candidate will play a central role in the HR Operations team to ensure it effectively carries out core HR generalist tasks.

Key responsibilities:

  • Onboarding of new staff and managing leaver process
  • Coordinate the firms training process
  • Responding to employee queries and ensuring a high touch service is delivered
  • Managing any maternity/paternity documentation, flexible benefits or absence is tracked
  • Support with payroll and benefits administration
  • Maintaining and developing the HR system

Person specification:

  • Three or more years experience as an HR Assistant or related position
  • Working knowledge of HR functions and best practices
  • Knowledge of employment law and human resources responsibilities
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills 
  • Full understanding of payroll practices
  • Knowledge of computer applications and HR-specific software programs

Desirable skills / expertise:

  • Reporting skills
  • Sound knowledge of labor laws and practices
  • The ability to keep sensitive information confidential
  • Must be approachable and helpful
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Good ethical judgment
  • Strong administration skills