HR Assistant

£25,000 - £30,000
30 Jul 2019
30 Aug 2019
HR/ Resourcing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Alexander Steele are currently recruiting for a HR Assistant for a Food Manufacturing company based in Hertfordshire. Paying up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience and working office hours for a usual Monday – Friday role this is a great opportunity to join a growing business.

The HR Assistant responsibilities will include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of all departments. You will support the site through a variety of tasks including staff recruitment & retention, collating weekly KPI reports, completing payroll spreadsheets, filing / collecting personal data, general office duties, minute taking and answering telephone calls.

Aspects of the role include

  • Assisting in ER cases (approx. 1-3 per week),
  • Dealing with absence sickness/long term sickness etc
  • Supporting/carrying out investigations
  • Producing KPI reports/ attending ops meetings to discuss these,
  • Minute taking in various meetings including; employee forums, ER meetings, consultation meetings, ethical audit meetings etc
  • First class communication skills (engaging building relationships with all levels of stakeholders from the factory floor level up to SLT’s)

Job Responsibilities

  • Employee Relations
  • Liaise /advise and ensure that policies and procedures are kept up to date.
  • Manage all processes in a timely manner and within policy guidelines.
  • Ensure accuracy of documentation provided to colleagues and is maintained on files.
  • Ensure that the suspension protocol is followed on every occasion and actively engage with the HR Director/HRM to ensure suspensions are appropriately managed.
  • Support leaders in setting up performance improvement plans where appropriate.
  • Ensure that in all matters appropriate records are kept and maintained in line with Company policy.


  • Full 360 recruitment – supporting the HRM where needed
  • Responsibility for identifying unique and innovative ways of attracting candidates and engaging local teams to be involved in the process.
  • Responsibility for setting up all interviews, liaising with managers and candidates and to provide interview questions as required.
  • To ensure that every candidate provides a copy of their passport, right to work and proof of address at interview stage and copies are made and authenticated with signature.
  • Own the unique selling point for the site and support managers to be able to sell the during interviews.
  • Ensuring literacy and numeracy tests are carried out (via agencies or direct recruitment for shop floor staff)


  • To support as directed on implementing all group projects into the site.
  • Seeks to continually improve processes
  • Assisting in payroll if/when required
  • Carry out exit interviews
  • May be required to come in and meet the night shift on occasions (once a month)
  • Training on policies and procedures to managers

Knowledge / Education / Skills

  • CIPD qualified or equivalent
  • Organisation skills
  • Strong communication Influencing and relationship building experience
  • Good understanding of employment legislation.

If this is something you feel you are interested in, please do not hesitate to apply.

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