HR Officer

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Our Client is looking to recruit an HR officer to join their well established business on a permanent basis.

  • Location: Durham
  • Salary: Negotiable

The Role

  • Delivering a high level of HR service to support the business through continued growth
  • Supporting the business in growing robust and effective HR processes and procedures
  • Autonomy to take the lead on certain HR processes, whilst working closely with Senior Managers and Directors
  • Handling first-line HR queries on HR policies and procedures, employment law and employee relations issues?
  • Assisting Line Managers with the development of job descriptions and person specifications
  • Overseeing the vacancy section of the company website to ensure it is kept up-to-date with current job vacancies
  • Writing and placing job adverts both internally and externally
  • Liaising with recruitment agencies to source candidates and arrange interviews
  • Reviewing application forms and assist with the selection process, responding to all applicants
  • Coordinating the entire recruitment process, to include; scheduling interviews, provide support as part of the interviewing panel and ensure the smooth running of the recruitment process
  • Preparation of HR documentation, including; offer letters, contracts of employment and induction
  • The input of all new employee details onto HR systems
  • Supporting Line Managers with probationary and appraisal processes to ensure that all are completed within the agreed timescales.
  • Supporting Line Managers to identify training and development requirements through job analysis and appraisal processes
  • Organising training courses with colleges and training providers
  • Regularly updating the company’s training matrix to ensure all ongoing and completed training is accurately recorded, to ensure training requirements can be assessed and identified
  • Daily management of the company’s time and attendance system
  • Statistical reporting on staff turnover, sickness, absence and time-keeping
  • Preparation of paperwork for Line Managers for disciplinary and grievance meetings
  • Attending disciplinary and grievance meetings and taking accurate notes
  • Liaising with the company’s employment law solicitors
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of HR policies in line with employment law
  • Managing sickness absence, holding welfare meetings and arranging occupational health referrals
  • Managing the company’s occupational health programme and ensuring that employees are screened in line with H&S legislation
  • Maintaining HR systems and databases (Excel and Word)
  • Undertaking all aspects of work within the HR Department

The Person

  • A CIPD Level 5 qualification and experience of working in industry is desirable.
  • A’can-do’ positive attitude and a desire to manage the responsibilities this role involves, whilst working proactively to help our HR function to continue to evolve.
  • Previous experience within a generalist HR role is essential, as is a strong knowledge of employment law.
  • This role calls for someone with excellenth interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to use their initiative to resolve issues, maintain strict confidentiality and offer new ideas to help us improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the HR function.
  • A CIPD Level 5 qualification and experience of working in industry is desirable.

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