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HR & Payroll Officer

Type: Contract
Location: Belfast
Salary: £25000

On behalf of our client, a top Northern Ireland employer and award winning organisation, we are seeking an HR and Payroll Officer to cover a maternity contract, initially for 11 months. The HR Officer would need to start in April and could expect a couple of months training. There is a possibility the contract will be extended for up to 3 months.

Reporting to the HR Manager, this is a full time role and is based in Belfast. The HR and Payroll Officer will be responsible for providing a confidential and customer focused HR and payroll service to the organisation.

You will need:

  • Third level qualification or relevant experience (see below).
  • Associate level CIPD (Level 3 or above).
  • 2+ years’ experience in an HR generalist position across full HR lifecycle.
  • Experience of advising managers and participating in all aspects of recruitment including advertising, short listing, interviewing and selection.
  • Experience of handling employee relations matters such as disciplinary and grievances.
  • Experience of absence management to include recording, monitoring and advising managers on absence process.
  • Experience of working in a confidential environment.
  • Experience of managing deadlines and conflicting priorities.
  • Working knowledge of employment legislation.
  • Highest levels of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Highly emotionally intelligent; builds rapport and trust with others.
  • Innovative in approach with experience of adding value to the HR function / wider organisation.
  • Ability to work accurately.
  • Ability to work with high volumes of data in a methodical manner.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Comprehensive IT skills including ability to use Office packages such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook & MS PowerPoint.

Duties include:

  1. Process the monthly payroll accurately and on time and liaise with the payroll provider to ensure the organisation meets requirements of HMRC.
  2. Complete the National Minimum Wage / National Living Wage review on an annual basis and assist the HR Manager with the annual salary review and annual bonus processes.
  3. Update the HR system and paper records in an accurate and timely manner to ensure the integrity of employee information, and payroll data.
  4. Ensure administration systems and processes are continually monitored, reviewed and improved in order to progress the services offered by the team and enhance efficiency of delivery.
  5. Manage all aspects of the recruitment cycle (temporary and permanent) from vacancy notification to induction.
  6. Manage the employee lifecycle from induction to leaver to ensure all relevant paperwork and processes are completed and relevant parties informed.
  7. Collate information and prepare annual monitoring return and Article 55 review to ensure adherence with the Equality Commission requirements.
  8. Act as the first point of contact for all HR related queries, providing professional advice, guidance and support to managers and staff on HR policies and procedures.
  9. Review and update HR Policies in line with current legislation and Company procedures.
  10. Support the Line Managers with employee relations issues such as grievances, investigations and disciplinary hearings.

Hours of work Monday – Thursday 08.30 – 17.00 and Friday 08.30 – 16.30.

The post holder can expect a starting salary of £25000 plus a great range of bonus and benefits.

Please email your CV in Microsoft word format to Patricia by clicking on the link or call me of a confidential conversation.

Please note only applicants that match this criteria can be considered for the role.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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We regularly use Apple Recruitment for temporary and permanent staff. Their consultants have taken time to understand the needs of our business and send us high calibre, job criteria specific candidates, saving us considerable time.

They are a pleasure to deal with, both professional and efficient. To date we have experienced a high success rate with the candidates supplied by them. I would have no hesitation recommending Apple Recruitment to both candidates and other businesses.

Recruitment Executive, N.G.O

Apple offer a prompt efficient service, they provide NIAS with all grades of staff and the staff concerned are always of a high standard and meet the requirements of the post. I always find the staff at Apple Recruitment Agency deal with any requirements The Trust may have in an extremely professional manner.

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