HR Assistant - Public Sector

REF: BBBH30803_1641825415

  • Position: Contract
  • Salary: £20000 to £30000
  • Location: NI - Rest of

HR Assistant - Ballymena - Public sector - 5 months

MCS Group is excited to be partnering with a large public sector organisation, based in the Ballymena area, who are looking to recruit a new HR Assistant to join their team on a temporary basis for a period of 5 months. You will be joining a leading, multi-site organisation, working as part of a developed HR team.

As the new HR Assistant, you will play a key role in supporting the HR function across the organisation. You will assist in the operational delivery of a range of HR services including Employment Relations, Attendance Management, Recruitment & Selection, HR Policy & Industrial Relations, and Learning & Development.

The role

Responsible to the Human Resources Advisor for the provision and operational delivery of the HR & OD function in line with organisational requirements and the delivery of the HR Business Plan.

Responsible for the day to day provision of high level of advice to line managers in all subjects fields within the HR function.

Act as lead co-ordinator of processes involved in either Absence/Attendance, Recruitment or Learning & Development Administration, including the production of regular reports for HR Management, Director of OD and Council as required.

The right fit

To apply for this opportunity, it is essential you have the following:

Applicants must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs to include English Language and Maths or equivalent.


Be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have two year's experience:

  • Ability to deal efficiently with large volumes of work and prioritising demands
  • Producing reports and management information using a HR Management Information System
  • Applying HR procedures and processes to include recruitment and selection, training and development and absence management.
  • Successfully working within a customer facing environment providing high level service to stakeholders
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and HR Management Information Systems
  • Hold a full current driving licence valid in the UK and access to a form of transport that meets the needs of the post

  • OR

    Alternatively consideration may be given to applicants who do not possess the required academic qualification but can demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have four year's experience in the above.

    All candidates must hold or be working towards full corporate membership of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Chartered, Fellow). Candidates working towards Chartered Status must attain this no later than 2 years from appointment to post.

    The HR Assistant role will be offered with an attractive remunerations package. You will gain experience working within a large HR team, providing a first class service across a multisite organisation.

    If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please follow the link provided. You can also get in touch with Simon Markey at MCS Group on 02896 932667 for a confidential discussion.

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