HR Assistant

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HR Assistant

Published: 13/03/2019
Burnley, Lancashire
8am-4:30pm Monday - Friday.
Pay Rate
£18,000 - £20,000
Pay Range
£15,000 - £20,000


Rotherwood Recruitment are working in partnership with a leading client based in Burnley. They are looking to recruit an Interim HR Assistant to cover 9 months Maternity. This position is a great opportunity for someone aspiring to have a career in HR, working for such a large innovative and exciting company will look great on your CV and will offer a wealth of experience to take to other roles.

The role of Human Resources Assistant is to develop and implement HR best practice, ensuring the organisation complies with current employment law, approved codes of practice and guidance in relation to employment and service provision. To work proactively, liaising with managers and employees to establish and maintain the company's policies, procedures and culture. You will also support all day to day HR activities including recruitment, induction and have responsibility for the maintenance of employee records and HR related administration.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Maintain, implement and evaluate HR policy and procedures.

Carry out audits to evaluate the effectiveness of HR systems, procedures and practices

Identify and implement improvements

Implement new policies, procedures and documentation as and when required

  • Develop, implement and maintain HR recording and monitoring systems.

Ensure accurate employee records are in place (hard and electronic)

Process documentation and prepare reports relating to personnel, business activities and performance (staffing, recruitment, grievance, performance evaluations etc.)

Ensure all records and reports are compliant with the requirements of GDPR

Prepare payroll data ready for submission to the payroll provider and accounts team

  • Facilitate and assist with day to day operations of the HR functions and duties.

Provide consultation for all employees on HR issues

Liaise with executives, management and supervision on HR related issues providing support and guidance as required

Manage HR clerical and administrative support function

Coordinate HR projects (meetings, training, surveys etc)

Take minutes for executive and HR related meetings

Deal with employee requests regarding human resources issues, rules, and regulations

  • Support the business in ensuring compliance with the companies' policies, procedures and practices.

Develop and maintain content of HR related training ensuring compliance with employment law and the business strategy and culture

Identify and meet employee training needs in relation to HR

Lead development of HR training for managers and front line employees.

Deliver/Assist training sessions relevant to HR (induction, policy changes/implementation, interview techniques, conducting investigations etc.)

Provide/coordinate coaching and practical support as and when needed

Skills and experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the confidence to approach people at all levels of seniority
  • Articulate, confident communicator and presenter at all levels
  • All different forms of communications and presenting
  • Appropriate methods for a variety of situations
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Identify problems immediately
  • Resolve problems effectively
  • Effective people management and key stakeholder relationships
  • Educated to degree level/Master levels in a relevant commercial or engineering discipline or equivalent NVQ Level 7 qualification
  • Chartered Membership of an industry related Professional Body

Working Hours:

  • Monday - Friday - 8am-4:30pm
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