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HR Officer/ Advisor - Closed

Salary: £45,000-£55,000
Location: London
Type: Permanent

My client are a hedge fund management organisation based in London's west end. They are seeking an HR Officer with prior experience in an asset management, investment banking and/or other financial services environment who are used to the high volume and fast-paced nature of HR. The role would suit an individual with 3-4 years experience in HR who is looking to take the next step in their career and grow their skills.

Role responsibilities:

  • Build and develop effective relationships with staff and managers to assist with HR queries
  • Provide ongoing advice to employees across the client group (circa 250) on company policy and procedure
  • Assist employees and HR Manager with requests, grievance and disciplinary issues
  • Prepare HR documentation including salary change letters, job title change, probation etc.
  • Update HR database - strong Excel skills are essential for this role
  • Update and oversee absence management trackers
  • Work Permit Applications - keeping abreast of UK immigration rules affecting staff on work visas, annual checks for employees with work visas.
  • On-boarding - background checks, IT system activation, conduction of onboarding, communicating policy documents and handbooks
  • Assisting new starters to set up bank accounts and or/NI numbers
  • Conduct monthly payroll, including adjustments for local staff, monitoring and reporting relevant changes
  • Administration of company benefits and compensation - maintaining accurate records of employee opt-ins and opt-outs and monthly invoicing
  • Back and middle office recruitment, including liaising with managers to discuss headcounts and new hire justifications
  • Liaising with agencies in CV and interview scheduling.
  • Obtain and provide feedback to agents and candidates and record all administration history
  • Draft and issue employment contracts
  • Assess various training requirements with managers and team leads
  • Organise training courses, negotiating with new suppliers or discounts with existing suppliers
  • Maintain training records
  • Assist with overall annual performance review, collating reviews and monitoring staff
  • Coordinating diaries with managers for summer interns
  • Ad hoc projects as required
  • HR Software implementations and upgrades.

Person specifications:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (CIPD qualification would be ideal but is not essential)
  • 3 years experience within investment banking, asset management, or other similar financial services environment
  • Confidence and ability to deal with clients of all level including board level - sometimes some difficult stakeholders