People Operations Assistant

Company: Shakespeare Martineau
Closing date: 06/10/2022
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: People and Development
Location: Birmingham
The opportunity

Are you passionate about People?  If you thrive on delivering a great employee journey and are an admin whizz looking to continue your career in a HR/People Operations role, we have the opportunity for you!

We can offer you:

  • A great mix of work including managing the full employee lifecycle with the freedom to choose when and where you work
  • A culture of trust and empowerment with responsibility and autonomy over your work and the freedom to manage when and how you do it
  • The support and encouragement of a great team behind you and friendly colleagues who all want to help you thrive
  • A competitive remuneration package with great benefits

The role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a proactive and passionate People Operations Assistant to join our highly-skilled and collaborative People Operations team.

You will be responsible for the delivery of people administration, ensuring all communication is of high quality, delivering the ultimate people experience for all of our new starters and existing employee's.  This is a key role within our People team requiring an individual who recognises the importance of delivering an excellent people experience.

Your key duties will include:

  • handling employee lifecycle administration - new starters with on-boarding – preparing contracts, undertaking pre-employment screening checks and coordinating the induction.
  • processing people changes (starters, movers and leavers)
  • preparing holiday calculations for new starters and current employees.
  • working closely with Payroll / Reward to ensure any pay & benefit enrolments / changes have been communicated
  • assisting with project work, for example workflows, salary reviews, promotions.
  • running processes such as family leave meetings and letters, on-boarding and post-induction, leavers (including exit interviews).

What you will bring to the role:

  • previous administration / co-ordination experience gained from a HR/People Services function
  • a flexible approach and proven ability to manage multiple activities with conflicting deadlines
  • the ability to interact with, and influence, key stakeholders at all levels with confidence and credibility
  • strong problem solving skills
  • an excellent level of empathy and emotional intelligence
  • high standards and strong attention to detail
  • enjoy and thrive working in a collaborative team, supporting others when required

Our Team:

Our Marketing & People Team comprises People Business Partnering, Development, Talent & Culture and People Operations functions all focussed on building a high-performance and people centric culture with strong engagement and a reputation for developing talent and enabling success at all levels.

The People Operations team lead the delivery aspects of the group strategy and culture; providing a dynamic infrastructure that continuously builds capability across the business. Influencing, coaching, impacting and delivering positive change through an outcome focussed approach that aligns to our growth ambitions.

Let us introduce ourselves…

It is the people at Shakespeare Martineau that make us so special. By understanding what our people want, giving them the support they need, recognising everyone’s contribution and realising the unique power of teams; together we win.  As a firm we are focused on proactively building and developing diverse teams, bringing different backgrounds, personalities and perspectives together. We play to our strengths, pushing ourselves to be consistently better than yesterday and deliver amazing solutions for our clients. We empower our teams with a high degree of individual responsibility; we self-manage and encourage everyone to be responsible for their own learning, knowing it makes us even better at what we do!  

We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves from how you dress, to how, when and where you work – we focus on outputs.

How we work

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it.

We have hubs in Birmingham, Leicester, London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon and Sheffield. This role will be predominantly home based with travel as required into Birmingham or one of our other hubs.

Additional information

Please be aware, for some vacancies, where we receive high numbers of applications we may need to bring the close date forward.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. Details of the checks can be found here.

Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.