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HR Administrator

Margaret Howell
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
1 Jan 2024

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Human Resources
Entry Level / Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details


We are seeking a highly organised and motivated individual, with strong administrative skills to join our HR department. This key role involves providing administrative and organisational support across Design, Retail, Production and Head Office functions. This position is a perfect opportunity for someone who is keen to embark on a career in HR, providing exposure to all aspects of the employee life cycle in a truly generalist role, whilst being supported by the Company.

Margaret Howell is a contemporary British clothing designer who has worked successfully in men’s and women’s clothing for over five decades. Today, Margaret Howell clothes are sold worldwide with 12 of our own shops in Europe, over 100 outlets in Japan and an established online business.

The HR Administrator position is a perfect opportunity for someone who is keen to either embark on, or progress their career in HR.  

Hybrid working – 3 days from office locations and up to 2 days remote working

Key Responsibilities
-    First point of contact for employees by overseeing the shared HR inboxes and dealing with queries appropriately, referring to the HR team as appropriate
-    Assist with employee life cycle administration, including benefits, training, performance management, health and safety and data protection
-    Maintain the HRIS, taking responsibility for all employee records to ensure the system remains the ‘one source of truth’ for the department
-    Maintain the department diary, ensuring key employee training and review dates are diarised and reminders are sent to the appropriate parties to enable comprehensive preparation
-    Provide administrative support throughout the recruitment process, assisting with candidate packs, advertising, shortlisting and conducting first interviews as required to contribute to successful resourcing campaigns for vacancies
-    Coordinate on-boarding and off-boarding process working with the Senior HR Team to create a holistic employee experience
-    Support line managers across shop and head office functions, providing training as required to drive consistent application of policy and procedure
-    Provide administrative support throughout payroll process, processing monthly timesheets, updating overtime and absences as well as collate and process from inception to end monthly payroll information and calculations within set deadlines
-    Administer Health & Safety across the Company, maintaining and updating H&S checks and logs across all locations, ensuring that all staff are aware of and follow the Company’s H&S procedures and processes and oversee H&S diary and maintenance works
-    Coordination of Health and Safety maintenance work across all locations
-    Undertake HR projects as directed by the Head of HR to support changing business needs, including collating departmental reports in order to support the review of HR strategies

Role Requirements 
-    Basic understanding of HR
-    Previous experience in office administration or exposure to office working environment
-    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, confidence and professionalism
-    Strong numerical skills with a high level of attention to detail 
-    Strong IT skills, working with HR system and MS Office
-    Excellent time management skills with the ability to work to manage multiple tasks to deadlines and prioritise work
-    The ability to work as part of a team and the desire to develop a career in HR

The Ideal Candidate
-    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
-    Willingness to engage with a diverse range of work and projects, handing information discretely and sensitively 
-    Customer-focused with a positive and resilient attitude 
-    Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships and engage with managers across cross functional departments

Full-time - 35 hours, Monday - Friday

-    4 weeks holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 5 weeks with service
-    Significant staff discount on purchases
-    Clothing Allowance
-    Life insurance
-    Contributory pension

Applications will be considered as they are received. Candidates will be shortlisted based on how their skills and experience match our requirements as set out above.


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