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Senior HR Assistant

Salary: £40,000
Location: London
Term: Permanent
Added: 8.01.19
Salary: £40,000
Location: London
Term: Permanent
Added: 8.01.19

Our client is a leading financial services trading firm based in the heart of the city, with offices in London, Singapore and Sydney and a total headcount of 120 employees.

This exciting and ambitious company has a brilliant culture, supportive training programme and a culture based on rewarding great performance.

We are looking for a confident, highly organised and tenacious Senior HR Assistant to join the team in the London head office, working in a close knit supportive HR team. You will be closely supporting the Head of HR and helping to manage the workload and development of the HR Assistant in the team.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a fast paced, innovative and collaborative working environment, dealing with a variety of generalist HR related queries.

What’s on Offer

  • Starting salary up to £40,000
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Season ticket loan & ride to work scheme
  • Competitive pension
  • Healthcare plan, dental and life assurance
  • In house gym

Day to Day Responsibilities

Recruitment / New Hire Process

  • Managing the onboarding process including preparation of offer packs and carrying out new hire induction meetings
  • Working closely with the Compliance team re: on boarding requirements 
  • Assisting with the organisation of the Graduate Trainee Trader Assessment day
    • Screening CVs, sending out invitations, candidate liaison, administering aptitude tests, collating feedback, organising 2nd round interviews
  • Posting job adverts, organising interviews and assisting with the interview process
  • Dealing with recruitment agencies, ensuring terms and conditions are agreed
  • Preparing new hire reports as required including a breakdown of costs
  • Responding to reference requests for employees

Payroll / Benefits

  • Managing the global monthly payroll processes
  • Dealing with payroll queries across the business
  • Facilitating resolution to any payroll errors
  • Being the point of contact for employee benefits related queries across the UK and Asia
  • Ensuring all new hires are enrolled to the appropriate benefit schemes

Team Support

  • Closely working with and supporting the Head of HR
  • Helping to mentor and coach the HR Assistant in the team

Other HR Duties

  • Managing the probation review process – sending notification to managers and preparing the appropriate employee letter
  • Co-ordinating the leaver process including drafting leaver letters and arranging exit interviews
  • Ensuring all Year end and Midyear appraisals are completed and returned to HR
  • Administering all HR related documentation such as Maternity, Leave of Absence and Promotion letters etc.
  • Ensuring all HR policy documents and HR databases are up to date and in line with legislative changes
  • Assisting with GDPR compliance
  • Assisting with setting up and managing work experience placements and interns
  • General HR administration support including reporting and filing
  • Attending HR workshops and seminars

Person Specification

  • 2+ years’ experience working in an HR role
  • University graduate (2:1 or above) or equivalent
  • Passion for developing your career in Human Resources
  • Extremely organised and must have good attention to detail
  • Experience in and enjoys mentoring junior team members
  • Good problem solving skills with a creative approach
  • Enjoys working with people
  • Patient, tactful, diplomatic, friendly and approachable
  • A calm, level headed demeanour
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Able to deal with confidential information appropriately

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