People & Development Assistant- London

The Role


Purpose of the Role


We require an enthusiastic People & Development Assistant to provide administrative support to the HR team throughout the employee lifecycle. This role will require you to provide exceptional client service and proactively improve approaches and processes. You will also need to build strong working relationships across the business whilst anticipating and responding to business requirements.


Duties and Responsibilities

This is a generalist role that will provide exposure to a full range of HR activities


• First point of contact for HR queries and support, escalating as required

• HR administration – processing all HR transactions including onboarding, offboarding and contractual changes

• Advising on HR policies and procedures

• Maintaining HR database, systems, and records

• Maintaining HR content on the intranet

• Providing admin support in formal HR meetings

• Coordinating and monitoring training activities and liaising with managers as required

• Supporting the People & Development team with arranging training events

• Supporting annual processes such as salary reviews and performance reviews

• Providing support for end-to-end recruitment such as shortlisting CVs, screening calls and arranging interviews

• Processing required authorisations for recruitment

• Monitoring and tracking the status of recruitment

• Processing all pre-employment documentation including Right to Work documentation

• Liaising with stakeholders to process all benefit documentation

• Managing the monthly payroll process including compiling and communicating a record of changes

• Ensuring the firm has the required Health & Safety representatives within their offices

• Providing support to the People & Development team to deliver key projects


Working Relationships and Contacts

This role will sit within the People & Development team reporting to the People & Development Associate Director. You will have exposure to a wide range of stakeholders across the business and will develop working relationships with both managers and employees. You will have frequent contact with the IT and finance teams internally and third-party suppliers externally.


Person Specification

Skills and Experience

• Highest level of education: Degree-level or equivalent; Essential

• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word; Essential

• Numerate; Essential

• Exceptional customer service skills; Essential

• Strong verbal and written communication skills; Essential

• Highly organised and self-motivated; Essential

• Meticulous with a high attention to detail; Essential

• Previous experience within an HR Assistant or Administrator role; Essential


Personal Characteristics

• Discreet and sensitive to confidential information

• Professional and customer focused

• Capable of critical thinking and challenge as appropriate

• Proactive, organised and meticulous

• Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment

• Flexible and adaptable, responding well to change

• Able to work autonomously

• Analytical

• Forward thinking

• Able to effectively prioritise workload

• Results driven team player

• Able to work under pressure and to deadlines


What can Christie & Co offer?

• Hybrid working to support a work/life balance

• Support for skills and employment progression

• Competitive Salary & bonus structure

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Season Ticket Loans

• Life Assurance Scheme