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Job Title HR Administrator
Location Bristol

Job Title: HR Administrator

Location: Bristol

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our growing HR team. If successful, you will work closely within the HR generalist team and support other key areas of the function from Learning & Development to Recruitment. This is a fantastic learning opportunity and you will support the team with all administrative duties. This includes playing a key role in coordinating the on-boarding process, assisting with interesting projects and supporting our Responsible Business Programme, which encompasses Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing, Community Engagement and Environmental Sustainability.

The role will be based in our newly refurbished Bristol office, located just a short walk from Cabot Circus, Castle Park and Bristol Harbourside. We work in an agile/hybrid way, providing staff with the equipment needed to work effectively from home, with most people in our team attending the office one or two days per week (sometimes to take advantage of Bevan Brittan's regular social events!).

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide proactive and efficient administrative support across a range of HR activities.
  • Work closely with the Recruitment team to coordinate and ensure an efficient on-boarding process. This includes carrying out DBS/ Right to Work checks, obtaining references, processing relevant new joiner documents and planning inductions.
  • Answer queries in the HR team inbox, escalating when necessary to more senior members of the team.
  • Input data accurately into our HR system and produce ad-hoc data reports as required.
  • Processing of benefits such as private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans and childcare vouchers.
  • Assist with the administration of HR processes for example, family leave, contractual changes and leavers.
  • Work together with the team to help identify and implement process improvements.
  • Provide administrative support on key HR projects and cyclical processes such as the annual salary review and appraisal process.
  • Work with other members of the team to maintain an efficient, accurate electronic filing and archiving system that complies with GDPR requirements.
  • Other administrative support as needed, e.g. arranging ad-hoc meetings and appointments.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Administration experience, ideally within a professional services environment. Previous HR experience is desirable, but not essential.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with technical knowledge of formatting documents.
  • Organised approach with the ability to multitask and prioritise own workload effectively.
  • Able to coordinate with other members of the HR team to ensure that all tasks are completed on time.
  • Quality and customer service driven, with a concern for accuracy and an eye for detail
  • Team oriented and collaborative with a flexible approach.
  • Confident verbal and written communication skills

About Bevan Brittan

Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and London.

The firm advises businesses across construction, energy & resource management, higher education and financial services, complementing the firm's market leadership within housing, local government and health and social care.

We currently employ over 500 people, including 80 Partners, and our award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate, property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and clinical negligence) legal advice.

Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2022' and has recently either won or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards.

We are driven by our 4 values: Relationships, Results, Reputation and Responsible. These give us a sense of purpose and ensure we always work collaboratively with clients and colleagues, continually improve, make the right choices and act with integrity.

Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

Work-life Balance

We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5 days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).

All of our people are entitled to a biennial private health assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).

Where possible, we want to offer all Bevan Brittan people flexibility to work their week in a way that suits them - we operate a hybrid working model based on the needs of our clients, teams and that of the individual. Our core business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are open to individuals working more flexibly around those times and would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.

Responsible Business

To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by the clients we serve.

Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have established a culture of giving within the firm. In December 2021 we donated a total of £60,000 to our four regional office charities, with each charity receiving £15,000 to help fund their vital services.

Our current selected charity in Bristol is Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through actions rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible Business strategy:

  • Community Engagement
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Wellbeing

Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues' wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit, regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.

Bevan Brittan is proudly a carbon neutral firm. We have achieved the UN's Climate Neutral Now accreditation and our environmental sustainability plan is focussed on achieving our net zero carbon target.

Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work for local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (Bristol), Moseley Road Swimming Baths (Birmingham), Yorkshire Cat Rescue (Leeds), Great Western Credit Union (London), and several others.