HR Assistant

Homes England
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£18,453 - £21,500
08 Sep 2020
22 Sep 2020
Full Time
Organisation Type
Government organisation

Role Title: HR Assistant
Reference: 7D0128
Salary: £18,453 - £21,500 
Grade: Analyst/Team Co-ordinator/Assistant
Location: Newcastle 
Team: Human Resources
Directorate: Corporate Resources
Recruiting Manager:Jen Turnbull 
Contract: Fixed Term (12 Months)
Closing Date: 22/09/2020

Who are we?

We’re the government’s housing accelerator. We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change. 

Our role is to ensure more people in England have access to better homes in the right places. To make this happen we intervene in the market to get more homes built where they are needed. We accelerate delivery, tackle market failure where it occurs and help to shape a more resilient and diverse housing market.

Within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes.

Would you like to be part of this?
First things first - do you share our values?

Ambitious – We always strive for more and believe in better
Collaborative – We work together to get things done 
Commercial – We’re professionals who achieve value for money
Creative – We’re always thinking up new ideas and disrupting the status quo 
Diverse – We value everybody as an individual, and in their thoughts and ideas 
Learning – We can always do better, share what we know, and admit our mistakes

A bit about the role...

We’re looking to recruit an experienced administrator to complete our fabulous HR Business Services Team. As an HR Assistant, you will play a critical role in supporting the employee life cycle, ensuring that our transactional work is carried out timely and accurately. Your workload will be primarily administrative, including conducting pre-employment checks, processing payroll, handling family friendly documentation, and inputting data into our HR system. You will also have the exciting opportunity to improve our current processes to enhance our colleagues’ user experience, as well as continuously working on your own development. 

This role will give you the opportunity to shape the future of a HR Business Services Team in a thriving national organisation that has an important social purpose. We are on a real transformational journey and we’d love for the right person to be a part of it. You will be encouraged to think outside the box and will frequently collaborate with colleagues in HR and the wider organisation. 

You’ll be working with Jen, our HR Business Services Manager, and six HR Assistants. Jen is passionate about delivering a first-class customer service, resolving queries, building relationships with her team, and bringing creativity and innovation to transactional work. Outside of working hours, Jen loves visiting new places with her two children and trying out new recipes in the kitchen!

A bit about you…

While our main role is to deliver first-class customer service to our stakeholders, you’ll also have the ability to balance additional projects and will consistently look for ways to improve our working. You will also:

•    Be comfortable in dealing with queries about the employee life cycle. 
•    Have a keen attention to detail and ensure all HR data entries are accurate.
•    Build strong working relationships with peers and will understand the importance and benefits of teamwork.
•    Deliver results in a timely manner and have a pro-active approach to tasks.
•    Be resilient and at ease managing stakeholders at a senior level.
•    Complete tasks with enthusiasm and approach work with an innovative mindset.
•    Interact with customers in an engaging and helpful manner and seek to improve their experience of our services.

As an experienced HR administrative professional, you’ll know that effective teamwork is invaluable. You’ll be able to work collaboratively with colleagues across all teams to achieve our goals.