HR Assistant / Human Resources Assistant

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Flexible working between bpha’s Bedford Heights Office and home
Circa £28,000
09 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
Full Time
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HR Assistant / Human Resources Assistant 

Location: Flexible working between bpha’s  Bedford Heights Office and home

Hours: Full time, Monday – Friday, 37 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term Contract, circa 18 months

Salary: Circa £28,000


Want to join a Great Places to Work organisation? Our client is the only housing association to be listed in the large UK employers’ category for this award. They are seeking an experienced, passionate and skilled HR Assistant to join them in the HR team, with our client, a diverse, forward-thinking housing association.


When you work with our client you’re not just working for an organisation, you’re part of a community. A positive, friendly, open and engaging environment where everyone is valued, celebrated and supported by one another. They achieve great things, because they work together – and it’s through this togetherness that they grow, learn, share and work in a great culture that they can all be proud of. They achieve what they achieve through their people and the HR team is key to ensuring everyone who works for them is supported to be the best they can.


This is a busy and pivotal role within the HR team, providing a wide range of administrative support and second-to-none professional customer service to their managers and colleagues as well as their external stakeholders. You will have depth and breadth in your workload and will need to be highly efficient with amazing organising and prioritising skills and a keen eye for detail.


What you will be doing:


  • Managing all employee lifecycle administration including onboarding and processing changes for the payroll team.
  • Managing the HR system, employee files and assisting with reporting, ensuring all information is up to date.
  • Managing all compliance checks such as DBS, right to work documentation and background checks for their new starters.
  • Be the first point of contact for their customers and be resolving first-line people-related queries.
  •  Administering membership of their benefit schemes.
  •  Leading on, and assisting with, project work linked to their operational plan of activities, including the performance appraisal process and HR process improvements.


They’d love to meet a super-efficient and experienced HR Assistant with:


  • Experience of working within a busy HR environment and the ability to prioritise a varied workload.
  • A high degree of IT literacy including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • The ability to communicate confidently and articulately with excellent verbal/written communication skills. 
  • An analytical approach, impeccable attention to detail and high levels of accuracy.
  •  Previous experience of working with HR systems. Knowledge of working with iTrent would be an advantage.
  • Experience of driving continuous improvements to HR processes and systems.
  • A strong background of delivering excellent customer service.
  • An up-to-date working knowledge and understanding of GDPR.


In return they will offer you: 


  • A competitive salary of circa £28,000
  • 28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays!
  • A generous contributory pension scheme
  • Private health care
  • Free life assurance
  • Access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym
  • Opportunities for learning and development
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Retail discount scheme


The successful candidate will need to complete a basic DBS application.


Closing date: 30th July 2021

Interviews will be held throughout the recruitment campaign


They reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that they have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis they would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.

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