At WHSmith our people are at the heart of everything we do. They are the ones that go the extra mile for our customers. The ones that enable our growth.
We now have an exciting opportunity for a People Administrator to join our High Street People team at our Support Centre in Swindon for a one year Fixed Term Contract.
The main purpose of a People Administrator is to assist in the support of our 12,000+ employees across the business, providing support where needed on a variety of administrative tasks relating to starters and leavers, performance, employee wellbeing, benefits and payroll. Our People Team is right at the heart of WHSmith.
What you will be doing
Assisting with all aspects of People Administration including the issuing of internal appointment letters & contracts, tracking of secondments, new colleagues probationary & induction management
Working in conjunction with the Payroll team in Swindon ensuring accuracy of payroll
Supporting the management and compliance of People practices e.g. absence management, probationary periods, leavers, maternity leave etc
Ensuring People data is maintained accurately, and updates are obtained when required, to ensure compliance with current legislation
Supporting the High Street People team with key processes such as weekly People updates, compiling monthly People data packs, annual salary review and bonus activities
What we are looking for
You will have excellent planning and organisational skills, as well as the ability to manage a varied and busy workload
A confident communicator with the ability to build strong working relationships across the business
You will have the ability to handle sensitive information in a professional and confident manner
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and meet tight deadlines
You will be a competent user of the MS Office suite, with intermediate Excel skills
How we reward our teams
Hybrid working model from home and in the office
4pm Friday finish
24 days holiday, plus your Birthday off, plus Bank Holidays with an opportunity to buy extra days holiday
Family friendly leave
Competitive pension contribution
Annual Bonus based on company and Personal Performance
Staff discount card for stores and online
Celebrating 230 years, we're proud to have grown and evolved into a globally recognised brand present in over 30 countries around the world, and we're proud to be that air of familiarity people love and trust on their journey, both in life and through life. As a diverse group of over 12,000 colleagues, we are all on the same journey to a better business through our commitments to our planet, people and the communities we serve.
WHSmith have occupied our place as the Hub of the High Street and in our customers' hearts since 1792. Across our diverse estate of c.525 stores on UK high streets, with our wide-ranging store sizes and formats, we sell a large range of products including stationery, greeting cards, art and craft, newspapers, magazines, books and drinks. We are an ambitious team that thrives on pace, collaboration and innovation resulting in a real entrepreneurial culture.
WHSmith are proud to be an inclusive employer, we want our colleagues to feel welcome, and free to be themselves with us.