HR Assistant - Woolwich

Crystal Palace, South East London
Up to £22,017 per annum (based on 40 hours per week)
16 Apr 2018
06 May 2018
Job Type
Full Time

GLL makes community services and spaces better for everyone. And it’s about more than just money. Our people invest time, energy and effort into helping and improving communities through the services we offer - and with great results. Through “Better” we provide leisure centres, children’s services, spas, libraries, extreme spots, event spaces and standalone gyms. 

GLL is looking for a HR Assistant to join the team based at head office in Woolwich, South East London. The team's main purpose is to be the central support function for a national business with 360 facilities including leisure centres, pools, spas, libraries and children's centres across the UK, encompassing 12,000 employees on a mix of casual and permanent contracts. The team use an online employee self-service portal which processes pay, recruitment and expense claims. We are constantly learning, reviewing and updating the ways of working with this system to make the HR Recruit service more efficient within this within an ever-growing business.

This HR assistant role will be focussed on recruitment in the HR Shared Service team. You'll support the recruitment process from attraction, all the way through to appointment and the individual starting their new position. This is a very rewarding role as you'll be able to see your contribution to the business: watching individuals that you've hired build their career with GLL. You'll thrive on the variety of your daily tasks, which range from setting up new roles on the system to making job offers to candidates. You'll liaise with hiring managers and candidates via phone and email plus complete paperwork (via our self-service HR system) that complies with legal HR requirements.

A passion for recruitment along with knowledge of recruitment-based legal compliance and experience of working in HR would be ideal. You'll need to be a self-starter, hardworking and able use your initiative in an evolving environment. This is a fast paced department, so you'll need to be highly organised with great attention to detail and excellent time management skills as fast turnaround is needed from starting the recruitment process through to clearing candidates to work. You'll have great communication and people skills as you'll liaise and build relationships with managers across the business. This role will give you the opportunity to gain all-round experience of recruitment and join a welcoming team within a growing business.

In return, we offer a range of benefits that you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:

  • Pension schemes
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Discounted membership at our leisure centres
  • The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we're run plus associated social events
  • Career pathways
  • Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best

If you want to play a part in evolving recruitment and shared services practices and procedures for the future to make us a better support service to the business, apply now

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.

To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.

About Us
GLL is the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

GLL is an equal opportunities employer.

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