We are excited to recruit an HR Assistant to support the existing HR team. The role can be based at either our Head Office site in Braintree or our Southampton Docks Facility.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to continue to develop their career within HR. The role will involve working for a Plc Group of Logistics and Freight Forwarding companies at an exciting time of change within the business.

The role would suit a candidate with a strong administration background, looking to develop their abilities within a HR environment. This is an opportunity for someone to make this role their own and work alongside an experienced HR Team, supporting in a wide range of HR functions.

Job Role 

This is a varied and busy role where you will be exposed to all areas of HR. As part of a small team you will be mentored by the two Head’s of People for Logistics and Freight Forwarding, to deliver the best possible HR service for the Group. Some specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating offer letters, contracts and other employee documentation
  • Being first point of contact for employee queries
  • Maintaining and updating employee records
  • Assisting with the recruitment process
  • On boarding
  • Exit Interviews and leaver paperwork
  • Make effective use of the HR system Cascade
  • Maintain our document signing service, NITRO
  • Monitoring consistency of HR policies and procedures across the group
  • Providing support to the whole HR team

The Ideal Candidate

Previous HR related experience is also imperative. Ideally you will hold a CIPD qualification or be working towards one already. However, for the right candidate, the opportunity to attain a qualification will be offered.

You will have some experience within a busy office environment and be confident in supporting across a variety of HR functions.

To be successful you will need to have a positive attitude and be a confident communicator with a drive to succeed. Someone who is keen to learn and develop and who wants to build a brilliant career within HR will get on well. Other attributes include:

  • Strong communication skills to build positive working relationships
  • Resilience and flexibility in response to work priorities and issues
  • Able to take responsibility for own tasks and is reliable and trustworthy
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • PC Literate including Microsoft and Outlook packages

What’s in it for you

  • Full training and support to immerse yourself in the role and our Company Values.
  • 25 days holiday, plus Banks Holidays and additional holidays entitlement as recognition of length of service at your 2 and 4-year anniversary.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Health Assured – Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Personal Development Review Programme and opportunities to grow within the Group
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