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3 months ago
Recruitment Revolution
Salary: £23,000 - £27,000 + Benefits Package
Location: St Albans
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Team RR
Category: HR Assistant Jobs

HR & Recruitment Assistant - Law Firm
St Albans
£23,000 - £27,000 + Benefits Package

We are a multi-service, innovative law firm based in Hertfordshire, known for delivering clients outstanding service and our award winning legal advice.

Reporting to the HR Business Partner we are looking for a sharp, capable and analytical HR & Recruitment Assistant. Applicants will have at least 2 years' HR experience to assist with the smooth and efficient running of the HR function. To succeed in this role you'll need excellent people skills, a friendly personality, lots of initiative and be a fast learner.

Activities will be varied and will include, but are not limited to the following:

+ Cascade (HR system):

- Update and maintain accurate records on the firm’s HR system
- Report any issues or faults via the portal or helpline

+ Recruitment of staff:

- Place adverts and maintain internal records
- Sifting of CVs (where appropriate guidance has been given)
- Monitor recruitment inbox on a daily basis
- First contact for all recruitment agencies including keeping records of agents on PSL and terms agreed
- Arrange interviews and liaise with candidates/agencies accordingly
- Attend support staff interviews, take notes and run interview tests, with marking responsibilities in some instances
- Draft offer and contract of employment 

+ New starters/leavers:

- Coordinate the induction/onboarding process and working through the induction checklist
- Carry out ID checks and DBS checks 
- Work through the leaver checklist to ensure this is complete before the employee leaves the firm
- Process reference requests as per the firm’s policy

+ Policies/procedures/compliance:

- Ensure that HR policies are reviewed and up to date centrally 

+ Training:

- Organise firm wide internal training and book external training courses
- Log all courses on Cascade Training module 
- Monitor the annual training plan and training budgets and report on progress

+ Reports/updates:

- First point of contact for staff phoning to report sickness/absence, updating relevant individuals on staff absences daily and ensure this is logged on the system
- Produce reports using the facilities available on the HR system 
- Assist HRBP with salary benchmarking research
- Assist with benefits administration
- Update payroll information on a monthly basis

+ Other HR Administrative duties:

- Process payments, maintain and update records for individual/firm wide memberships/subscriptions
- Attend performance meetings for support staff, assist the manager and take notes
- Coordinate and administer all work experience placements
- Organise meetings and room bookings
- General administration duties (including photocopying, filing, typing, taking notes at meetings)
- Produce standard letters
- Assist with the organisation and coordination of firm wide events throughout the year

Required Skills and attributes:

+ Solid administration experience is essential
+ A minimum of 2 years of working in HR would be preferred
+ A HR qualification (i.e. CIPD) would be desirable
+ Service orientated
+ Confident communicator with good written and verbal communication skills
+ Good time management with organisation skills including the ability to prioritise work
+ Initiative
+ Strong computer literacy – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 
+ Accuracy and attention to detail
+ Ability to cope with pressure and maintain a calm manner at all times
+ Positive “can do” and flexible attitude
+ Maintain absolute confidentiality in relation to staff matters


+ 23 days holiday
+ 3% employer contribution
+ 2x salary death in service benefit
+ Eligibility to join our Health Cash Plan after probation

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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