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HR Assistant

  • Sector: Petrochemical & Chemical
  • Location: Billingham, County Durham
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/10/2020
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
About Client
Our client is a major manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. Its production network spans 171 sites in 24 countries throughout the world. With a turnover of $60billion, They employ 19,000 worldwide.
They are requiring a HR Assistant to cover an initial period of 6 months cover. Reporting to the HR Manager, the role will provide a comprehensive, accurate and confidential administrative service within the Human Resources Team at Seal Sands to meet the site's HR requirements.
Responsibilities and Accountability
Provide support to the HR Manager for all HR processes, including Recruitment, Discipline & Grievance, Performance Management, Reward, Absence Management and Legislative Changes.
First point of contact for all HR and payroll queries.
Payroll & Benefits
Inputting information into payroll system.
Working with external payroll provider.
Responsible for payroll checks prior to signing off payroll for final processing.
Administer the site benefits in line with HR procedures to ensure accurate and correct application. Provide accurate reports.
Maintain and audit the HR/payroll system to ensure it reflects the current status of the organisation, benefit levels and personnel data.
Sickness Absence Management
Sickness recording and monitoring. Co-ordinate Seal Sands' sickness information to support the site's absence management process and legal obligations.
Liaise with Occupational Health to support employees on long-term sick and be a part of facilitating their return to work.
Administration/ Generalist HR duties
Provide advice and training to new and existing users on the use of the HR system.
Produce T&C change letters, employee communications.
Coordinate on-site mandatory training across the site. Maintain training records.
Raise purchase requisitions for HR-related costs and receipt Purchase Orders in the SAP system.
Skills & Knowledge Required
Education/Experience
The jobholder will be educated to degree level or equivalent with at least 2-3 years' experience in a Human Resources function. HR qualification would be an advantage.
Experience of entering information onto payroll system, checking payroll output and dealing with queries.
Experience in handling a large-scale redundancy process would be an advantage.
A self-starter who has the ability to work as part of a professional team and perform a progressive and diverse workload. Experience of being accountable for the responsibilities they have held in previous roles.
Background of working at a manufacturing site, with a variety of work patterns include shift working.
Skills/Competencies
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all site personnel.
Advanced skills in MS Office, particularly Excel.
High level of accuracy and organisational skills. Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date employee data.
Confidence in working with numbers; for payroll and site headcount & sickness absence reporting.

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