HR Officer

Washington, Washington
Posted 3 weeks ago

Zenith People are looking to recruit an experienced HR and Payroll Officer to manage the day to day HR operations and assist with the development and delivery of the company’s HR service to all stakeholders.


  • Manage recruitment process from job adverts to on-boarding.
  • Manage Absence Management processes and routines including Occupational Health programme.
  • Promote wellbeing initiatives and employee benefits.
  • Support informal and formal absence and disciplinary procedures including document preparation, note-taking and written outcomes, ensuring fair and appropriate outcomes.
  • Manage employee annual appraisal process.
  • Delivery of training and workshops and coordination of external training.
  • First point of contact for employee relations.
  • Respond to internal and external queries professionally and on time, maintaining positive working relationships.
  • Actively promote a positive working environment acting as a champion for our company values.
  • Ensure all matters relating to employment law, company policies and data protection are implemented compliantly and consistently.
  • Support reporting of HR data and KPIs to headquarters.
  • Ensure strict adherence to legal and regulatory requirements for payroll processing.
  • Gather and input monthly payroll data and amendments into relevant spreadsheets and submit for processing accordingly.
  • Check payroll reports and liaise with external payroll provider to ensure accuracy of wages.
  • Produce reports and provide payroll and labour cost information to various functions.
  • Maintain Time & Attendance system, support and coach users as required.
  • Completion of general HR administrative tasks relating to the employee lifecycle.
  • Other tasks as reasonably required by HR Manager or Management team


  • Min Grade C / Level 4 GCSE Maths and English.
  • Min CIPD Level 3 or comparable experience / willing to complete qualification.
  • English fluent.
  • Generalist HR and Payroll experience in the Automotive or similar Manufacturing Industry.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment, multi-tasking and working to deadlines.
  • Experience of working in a cross-functional environment, including Headquarters.
  • Experience of coaching others to improve skill levels.


  • Self sufficient in MS Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Advanced Excel).
  • Demonstrable understanding of employment legislation and best practice.
  • Excellent understanding of payroll regulations and statutory requirements.
  • Confident and assertive to challenge others on behaviours / actions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships across all levels.
  • Continuous improvement mindset, willing to challenge the norm.
  • Well organised with excellent time management skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently under minimum supervision.
  • Agile to work in a fast-paced environment where days don’t always go to plan.

Hybrid will be offered after fully trained in the role

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year

Job Features

Job CategoryCommercial

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