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Human Resources Assistant - Temporary

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Human Resources Assistant required for our local authority client based in Runnymede, Surrey


To assist in providing a comprehensive HR service to the Council, focussing particularly on recruitment activities, including preparing and placing adverts, organising interviews, medical clearance and references, and preparing contracts of employment and providing generic first line support and advice to staff and managers.

Liaises with managers on recruitment - agreeing recruitment timetables, drafting and placing adverts, organising applicant packs and arranging interviews.

Assist in the implementation of enhancements to the recruitment process

Drafts contract documentation for new appointments undertaking pre-employment checks such as eligibility to work in the UK, medical clearance, references, Disclosure and Barring and BPSS clearance as necessary.

Liaises with new employees and their managers regarding undertaking their induction.

Undertakes general admin duties including photocopying, scanning, filing and dealing with queries from employees, managers and members of the public.

Assisting with drafting correspondence to staff regarding any changes to their terms and conditions, confirming passing of probation etc.

Assists other members of the HR team as needed.

Provides first line Human Resources and employment law information and advice to staff and managers, referring to HR Officer or Corporate Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development if required.

Assists and supports the Corporate Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development and Human Resources Officer with tasks and projects, including relating to organisational change, reviews of council policies and research.

Any other duties and responsibilities that may be reasonably allocated from time to time as necessary.

Essential Experience & Knowledge

Experience of working in an HR department

Experience of recruitment

Experience of using computerised HR information systems

Experience of extracting and manipulating data from databases

Good knowledge of Microsoft including the ability to create Excel spreadsheets

Understanding of basic employment legislation including equal opportunities

Please apply with your updated CV ensuring that any gaps in employment are explained.

At this point, may we take this opportunity to thank you for the interest you have shown in this role. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not always possible to respond to everyone. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 7 days, your application for this vacancy may not have been shortlist by the client.

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£13 - £16 per hour + PAYE/Umbrella