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HR & Recruitment Assistant

Job Title: HR & Recruitment Assistant
Reports to: HR Manager
Salary:  £20,000- £22,000 dependant on experience
Hours: 45 hours per week Monday- Friday 08.30 am-18:30pm
Location: Branksome, Poole

Protect Line are a fast-moving Life insurance brokerage. Winning ‘Protection Firm of the Year’ twice in the last 5 years means we’re extremely passionate about remaining sustainable yet innovative and dynamic. We are trusted by some of the UK’s leading providers to tailor protection policies to suit consumer needs on a non-advised basis.

A key part of our company growth and development is ensuring we provide the right level of support to our employees through a strong HR function. This role will work closely with the HR Manager and Recruitment team to provide administration resource through the whole employee life-cycle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the recruitment function by conducting offers of employment including preparing employee contracts, and completing the new starter process for successful applicants
  • Conduct background checks and administer the new employee licensing process, liaising between the candidate and our appointed representative
  • Manage the company absence procedure which includes handling absence phone line calls, daily tracking, updating the HR system and ensuring records are accurate
  • Conduct face to face return to work interviews with employees who have returned from a period of absence
  • Monitor and record probation due dates and ensuring the management team are conducting reviews on time 
  • Maintain employee HR records and ensure all relevant systems are kept up to date
  • Prepare training material and support as required in the induction process
  • Support the HR Manager in ad hoc administration tasks as required to within the function


Key Requirements:

  • CIPD Level 3 fully/ part qualified, or with the desire to work towards this as a personal goal
  • Previous experience in an HR role within a business- including the key skills and attributes needed
  • An understanding of Employment Law
  • Competent in use of office IT systems, use of HR data systems and advantage
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills with the ability to prioritise and handle large volumes of administrative work with a high level of accuracy
  • Exceptional communication skills (written & verbal) at all levels
  • Ability to handle issues confidently and demonstrate good judgement of when to escalate issues
  • Resilient, Positive and professional approach at all times.
  • A natural disposition to use discretion and implement confidentiality is essential

About You:

We’re passionate about helping you to achieve your goals, and will provide you with the tools and invest in your development to help you realise your potential. We are looking for self-starters searching for more than "just a job”, eager to invest in themselves and develop professionally.


What We Offer:

  • This unique position not only provides a competitive salary, you can expect:
  • Protect Line A list card providing you with hundreds of discounts at local restaurants, bars, clubs, salons plus much, much more.
  • Innovative incentives
  • No weekend working, Christmas and birthdays off plus a holiday allowance
  • Free local parking
  • Employee life insurance
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Refer a friend scheme 
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