Berkeley Communications


Human Resources Coordinator (Fixed Term / Part-time)


Reading, Berkshire/Remote - Hybrid role

This is a newly created role due to company growth.  The role reports into the Head of HR to provide support across the Company in relation to HR and other administrative duties. This role requires proactive organisation skills, professional conduct when handling sensitive and confidential information and a high degree of self-management and initiative. The role will be based out of our Reading office, with some aspects of home working offered. Part-time hours approx.16  hours per week with the working pattern across the week to be agreed.  This role is initially a fixed term post for 6 months with the view to going permanent.

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting the Head of HR with recruitment where required
  • Coordination of work experience placements
  • Covering all aspects of HR administration to support the Head of HR
  • Coordination of the onboarding process for all new starters, covering collation of documents, employer references and HR inductions
  • Organisation of training courses for all employees, within internal or external trainers, along with managing training records in PeopleHR
  • PeopleHR updates, also ensuring all absence and holiday records are recorded in PeopleHR
  • Handling company car accident reporting requirements with insurance broker, along with ensuring company car records are up to date with service and MOT dates
  • Handling pension & private health scheme queries
  • Support Head of HR with information requests or reports
  • Familiar with all company policies to offer guidance if queries are raised by internal staff in the absence of the Head of HR
  • Collation of employee data, in relation to performance, attendance, skills & achievements
  • Chasing line managers to ensure timely completion of probation reviews or performance appraisals in accordance with company policy
  • Understand, support and demonstrate use of the agency values (PIES)
  • Achieve Berkeley’s Storytelling accreditation
  • Any other administrative tasks requested by the company

Your skills

  • Previous experience as an HR assistant is essential
  • Previous experience with using PeopleHR or an alternative HR Management package is desirable but not essential
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and respect and build strong working relationships
  • Demonstrable professionalism and gravitas
  • Able to work to deadlines and adapt to changing conditions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of personalities and behavioural styles to work collaboratively
  • Basic working knowledge of employment law issues and the ability to apply these to a variety of situations using a pragmatic and common-sense approach
  • Effectively plan ahead to anticipate problems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrate passion – approaching all tasks in an enthusiastic way. Committed to upholding professional standards
  • Capable communication skills – ability to handle difficult situations with thought and confidence
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the business through verbal and written communication

Our benefits

  • Every member of the team gets CPD-accredited Storytelling Academy training
  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • Training and career development
  • Private Health Care
  • Pension
  • An extra day’s holiday on your birthday
  • Hybrid-working