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HR Assistant

Venatu Consulting are currently working in partnership with our client in recruiting for a HR Assistant. You will be assisting the HR Manager in all aspects of Absence Management, providing generalist front line support on all legislative matters in line with the best practice guidance.

  • Location: Barnsley
  • Salary: 22K
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 4 October 2017
  • Ref: 898007

Human Resources Assistant - Maternity Contract The purpose of this role is to support the business during a maternity cover for a period of 9 months to 12 months. 8am – 4.30pm


  • Timely monitoring processing of return to work interviews
  • Weekly monitoring and control of the formal absence management procedure in liaison with the relevant site management
  • Timely and accurate administration and coordination of absence meetings including letters to staff
  • Participation in all meetings relating to absence management including accurate and thorough minute taking. Providing specialist HR support and guidance
  • Assist employees with work matters including personal problems and health related issues maintaining strict confidentiality where appropriate
  • Management of long term sick processes including facilitating, rehabilitation, occupational health and capability interventions in liaison with the HR Manager where appropriate
  • Plan and coordinate staff health and wellbeing activities in line with current sickness trending and the company’s ethical framework
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date employee sickness files
  • Collating and providing statistical absence management data on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to the HR Manager and relevant site manager
  • Keeping up to date with employment law changes ensuring the company adopts best practice at all times
  • Provide general day to day support and advise as required to staff and front-line managers in relation to HR policies and procedures in line with the relevant legislation and best practice
  • Complete other duties as and when required to ensure the company meets its objectives


  • Educated to GCSE “A” level standard or with proven experience in a similar position
  • Qualified or working towards CIPD level 5


  • Proven experience in a HR environment with comprehensive knowledge of employment law and procedures with particular bias towards absence management
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the business
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to multi task, work towards deadlines, prioritise and deal with work volumes to a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Good interpersonal and counselling skills
  • Effective communicator, approachable and diligent
  • Possess a ‘right first time’ diligent and conscientious work ethic
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills

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