HR Assistant - 12 Month FTC
Available on a Full Time / Part Time basis
About the role
UKGI has grown quickly over the past two years and therefore is seeking a generalist HR assistant to support the HR Manager and Head of HR with varied projects that sit across the function. The organisation is made up of c.160 professionals from both the private and public sector and this role sits within the wider Corporate Services team that works to the Chief Operating Officer, supporting them to achieve the wider People Strategy.
This role will suit a well-rounded HR administrator who is likes being involved in a wide variety of HR work and is looking to grow their experience in the field.
The appointed person will report into the HR Manager.
Key responsibilities are to:
• Support the HR Manager and Head of HR in achieving people objectives for the organisation
• Manage the onboarding process ensuring a smooth handover of offered candidates from the recruitment team and hold responsibility for timely communication to the candidates
• Manage the new starter induction process ensuing all induction activities are undertaken in line with given timetable
• Administer the appraisal and probation process, ensuring timely submission of reports from line managers
• Have excellent candidate/stakeholder experience at the heart of all activities
• Proactively work with the HR Manager to assess and improve current processes and ways of working
• Assist with the administration of monthly payroll activities
• Dealing with day-to-day queries from UKGI colleagues, monitoring the HR Inbox and responding to queries in a timely manner
• Be first point of contact with the HR shared services building a strong working relationship with the team
This list is not exhaustive, and you will be asked to support with other tasks as part of your role.
Required skills and experience
• 3 years HR administration experience with evidence of supporting a range of activities simultaneously
• Excellent communication skills and confident to work with stakeholders of all seniority
• Numerate and confident in working with data and MI
• Proactive approach to workload with excellent attention to detail
• Proven ability to work under pressure, prioritise workloads, meet deadlines and quick to learn new processes.
• Experience of delivering a high standard of customer service or evidence of a service improvement mindset that demonstrates a willingness to make things better for the customer
• Experience of using HR systems and comfortable with technology
At UK Government Investments (UKGI), we provide the government with expertise in corporate finance and governance. What we do is unique. We are responsible for ensuring the effective governance and stewardship of government owned companies (such as NatWest Group and the British Business Bank), advising the government on corporate finance issues (including interventions into distressed corporate structures, such as Thomas Cook, British Steel or UK’s acquisition of satellite firm OneWeb) and all significant UK government asset sales (for example, the sale of the Green Investment Bank, sale of UK residential mortgages (most recently through a £4.9 billion disposal in 2019), securitisation of the Student Loan book or the IPO of the Royal Mail). The work we do is significant in terms of social, economic and political impact.
Wholly owned by HM Treasury (HMT), UKGI has a team comprised of c.160 experts which is quickly growing, drawn from the private sector (from banks, accountancy and legal firms) and from the Civil Service to ensure we provide government departments with high quality advice that is delivered and acted upon in the best way possible.
Working for UKGI provides a unique opportunity for talented individuals from both the public and private sector to contribute to work of national importance.
UKGI has a strong commitment to equality and diversity. Our aim is to be an open and inclusive organisation, recruiting and retaining diverse, talented, and high-performing people who support and develop one another.
UKGI is a Disability Confident Employer. This means we’ve been recognised as an employer which is confident and leading the way in recruiting and retaining staff with disabilities. We will offer an interview to any applicants with a disability who have indicated they wish to take part in the disability confident scheme, provided they meet the essential criteria for the post set out in the person specification.
UKGI is also part of the ‘Great Place to Work for Veterans’ initiative. This means that as part of our commitment to diversity and equality in our recruitment and retention policy, we will offer an interview to any eligible applicants from Her Majesty’s Armed Forces provided they meet the essential criteria for the post set out in the person specification. Please indicate on your application that you wish for your application to be considered as part of this initiative.
At UKGI we are fully committed to supporting staff to realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. We operate a hybrid working model based and expect employees to be in the office for 50% of their time. The post is available on a full time, part time or job share basis, and applications from individuals seeking flexible working, reduced hours contracts and job shares are actively encouraged.