HR Officer (maternity cover)

Category:Commercial Jobs
Salary:£21,763 to 23,807 pa plus benefits


The Human Resources team is a small and friendly team dedicated to supporting the Client’s continuing success by providing a professional, responsive and customer focused service. 

The role represents an ideal opportunity for someone looking to broaden their HR career. 

The role is fixed-term to cover a period of Maternity Leave (1 year). There will be an opportunity to have a month’s handover, before the post-holder starts their maternity leave in April 2020.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check.


Create a positive experience for all service users, ensuring high standards of customer service delivery. 

Manage all recruitment and selection arrangements, including staff requisitions, advertising, interview arrangements, pre-employment checks and safeguarding procedures. 

Ensure all administration activities in relation to starters, leavers, and related adjustments are undertaken accurately and to time to ensure accurate payroll production to required deadlines. 

Provide timely advice and support to managers in their day to day management of staff, for example dealing with contractual and employment policy queries.

Under the supervision of a Senior HR Adviser, provide advice and support to managers and staff on the full range of non-complex HR issues.  

Assist in the identification of improvements to the HR service and participate in associated activity to implement and communicate changes including improvements to appropriate record keeping and administrative systems and procedures, both manual and electronic.

Oversee the smooth running of the HR reception service which handles a range of enquiries from staff and the general public by telephone, email and in person. Enquiries typically relate to a broad range of subjects including recruitment, contracts of employment, annual leave, sickness absence, payroll and pensions etc. Liaise with colleagues within the HR Team to ensure enquiries are dealt with effectively and refer complex issues to HR colleagues as appropriate.



With previous relevant HR experience, particularly in the area of recruitment, you will be a highly motivated and committed individual who will oversee a range of HR administration activities. You will take a lead role in recruitment, ensuring that advertising and interview arrangements are made in a timely manner. This will involve placing adverts, setting up interviews, processing offer letters and joining new starters to the payroll. The role involves managing multiple recruitment campaigns often to tight deadlines.

The role is varied and requires a hard working individual who will commit to the job, possess a ‘can do’ attitude and a positive outlook. The role requires strong administrative skills, experience of using MS Word, HR Systems and Databases. You will need exceptional organisational skills to be able to juggle multiple priorities to tight deadlines. 

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