HR & Administration Assistant

  • Job Reference: SWR3396
  • Date Posted: 30 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £20,000 to £23,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: pro rata, depending on experience plus benefits
  • Sector: Administration, HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Administrative and HR Assistant – Due to an internal promotion, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, the largest independent business organisation in Suffolk, is looking for a dynamic Administrative and HR Assistant to support its operations team and help ensure we remain the leading voice of business in Suffolk. 

Full time or part time, with opportunities for hybrid working. 

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is a vibrant grassroots organisation that contributes to campaigns that benefit the whole of the county’s business community and seeks to deliver improvements that are specific to our area. We work with thousands of local businesses and attract members from across all sectors, with excellent membership engagement and retention.  We are as passionate about our staff as we are about business, and we offer a superb support package for our employees which includes a healthcare package, attendance at social and business events, and a variety of flexible working opportunities. 

We are looking for an ambitious, organised and motivated individual who is looking for an interesting and varied role, where they can hone their skills within HR and office support. You will be supporting our Operations Director with providing HR support to over 50 staff, as well as providing general administrative support. This is a busy role where you will be working with a team of engaging and knowledgeable staff who provide a wide range of business support, so the role offers great development opportunities for the right candidate. 

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in HR and people management, as well as experience in providing administrative support in an office environment. An understanding of HR and legal compliance will be of benefit, but training will be provided to the right candidate who can demonstrate exceptional organisational skills. 

Duties will include: 

  • Assisting with recruitment and selection, including booking interviews and responding
  • to enquiries
  • Managing confidential HR records
  • Overseeing the implementation of a new HR database, management of annual leave and sickness absence requests, and filing of data
  • Providing administrative support to the Operations Director, including diary management and dealing with enquiries
  • Assisting with the annual ISO audit, including preparation of documents and extracting data 

Key skills:

  • Organisation and administration, including diary and email management
  • Hands on and solutions focused
  • Working with databases and processes
  • Experience/interest in HR administration (training given to exceptional candidates)

In return, you will have the opportunity to take on an important position within the county’s leading business forum and within a friendly, flexible, supportive, and successful office environment. 

We are offering a salary of £20,000 - £23,000 pro rata depending on experience, along with a pension and healthcare package and flexible working opportunities. 

If you have all the relevant skills and experience and would like to join our company, please apply by forwarding an up-to-date CV, incorporating details as to why you feel you are best suited for this role, as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you. 

If you require any reasonable adjustments such as access or information in an alternative format, please inform us soon as you are able so that we can make the appropriate adjustments. 

There is no closing date for applications and the listing will be closed as soon as sufficient applicants have been received so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

No Recruitment Agencies please

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