Edwards and Ward

Edwards and Ward Professional Fresh Food Caterers UK
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HR Assistant

Jobs Available: HR Assistant
Locations: East Sussex

Due to an internal promotion we now have a vacancy for an HR Assistant within our HR Team based at our Head Office in Crowborough. Edwards and Ward are a contract catering company who provide school dinners in primary and secondary schools throughout the South East, South West, London, Oxfordshire and the Midlands, and catering for some additional B&I sites.

We are currently looking for an organised and efficient administrator to assist our small HR team with the smooth running of the HR department. Training will be provided. This position will report to the Head of Human Resources.

  • Onboarding – obtaining references for all new starters; DBS processing for new starters and renewals.
  • Safeguarding – produce letters from template when required.
  • HR admin – chasing and processing sickness/absence forms and return to work meeting forms.
  • Tracking probations and producing letters. Absence and holiday management. Maintain various trackers.
  • Assisting with general HR and Payroll admin duties.
  • Covering incoming telephone calls.

The successful candidate should be very organised and able to cope with a multi-functional role. Accuracy is important and someone who is personable, with administrative/office experience. Proficient experience of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is also required.

  • 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, increasing after 2 years full service by one day per year to a maximum of 25 days.
  • Nest pension scheme 3% employer contributions and 5% employee contributions.
  • Additional day off after 1 year service for birthday leave.
  • Wellness leave policy after successful completion of 3 month probation period.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free 24/7 support for employees and immediate family members.
  • Casual dress code.
  • Free onsite parking.

Monday to Friday – 9am to 4.30pm with half hour paid lunch break. Early finish every Friday at 4pm.

Circa £24,000-25,000.

Full-time, Permanent

  • Additional leave
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Monday to Friday
  • How many years experience do you have using Word, Excel and Outlook?
  • Are you confident taking and making telephone calls?
  • What is the notice period from your current role or are you available immediately?

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