HR Operations Assistant

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Experience level: Intermediate
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (9-5:30 Monday - Friday)
Team: HR
Location: Northampton
The firm

A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.

The team

The HR Benefits team is responsible for payroll, employee benefits and the management of HR systems and data.

The HR Operations team sits within the HR Benefits team and is responsible for processing employment changes and SAP updates for the whole firm.

The role

The role will be responsible for updating the database, producing documentation and completing related administration.

The role will produce work following standard processes and to agreed turnaround times.

Although an HR role, specific experience of HR is not necessary.

Main responsibilities
  • Processing a wide range of administrative transactions
  • Updating and maintain the database (SAPHR)
  • Producing high quality documentation
  • Managing own workload against deadlines and changing priorities
  • Work tracking
  • Operational liaison with internal customers (e.g., HR)
  • Operational liaison with internal suppliers (e.g., IT)
Skills and qualifications

Essential knowledge and skills:

  • Experienced Administrator
  • Process driven
  • Commitment to quality and excellent attention to detail
  • Commitment to data protection best practice
  • Good experience as a system user
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Professional, self-confident and calm approach
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent client care skills
  • Ability to work alone and within a team
  • Experience of MS Outlook and Word

Desirable knowledge and skills:

  • Experience of providing centralised business process administration
  • Experience of SAPHR
  • Experience of MS Excel
  • Experience of case management / document storage software
Equal opportunities

Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.