HR Assistant

Location: Woking, GB

No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breathtaking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

We are looking for a HR Assistant to join our HR Operations team based in Woking on a 12 month FTC.

Purpose of the role:

As HR Assistant, you will be responsible for ensuring all people related data is entered and maintained flawlessly on our systems ensuring a leading administration service.

This is an incredibly fast paced role that will make you the first point of contact for all employee HR queries including benefit queries, resolving issues or escalating to the HR Advisor or Senior HR Advisor.  

Principal accountabilities:

  • Support the HR Advisors and Senior HR Advisors in providing a right first time, flawless administration service
  • Ensure documentation, files, systems and spreadsheets are up to date and ready for new starters (swipe cards, seating, car park passes and stickers, access etc)
  • Responsible for ensuring that the monthly payroll is completed accurately and on time – payroll data is entered into SAP correctly and checked before payroll submission
  • Assist the HR Advisor when required with coordination of training requirements and administration
  • Ensure all filing and related systems and trackers (paper and electronic) are always up to date
  • Responsible for preparing and administering all written offers / contracts / new starter documentation
  • Conducting and co-ordinating inductions for new starters
  • Request references for all new starters and monitor, responding to reference requests for ex employees
  • Assist the HR Advisor in monitoring attendance and identifying attendance concerns. Input sickness/absence for the company
  • Responsible for the co-ordination of all Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Referrals for Occupation Health as and when required – monitor and action as appropriate
  • Draw up acceptance of resignation letters, organise exit interviews. Keep exit interview data up to date

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Strong Excel skills, including advanced formula skills and data manipulation
  • Experience of Payroll checks and processing essential
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to prioritise, multi-task and manage a demanding workload on a daily basis
  • High attention to detail and accuracy of information
  • Experience within a fast paced and busy HR function preferable.
  • SAP HCM (or similar system) experience is desirable but not essential.
  • Effective communication skills written and verbal to all levels of employees

Personal attributes:

  • Must provide a reliable and confidential service to the organisation
  • Trustworthy and experienced in handling confidential information
  • High degree of commitment and willingness to learn
  • Confident and resilient, with a can-do outlook that is maintained when under pressure
  • The desire to challenge the status quo in a helpful and constructive way

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.

At McLaren Automotive we are constantly looking to improve. To become the employer of choice we are always looking to develop our employee offerings. We currently offer a range of benefits to employees at all levels of the business including Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Personal Lease Car Scheme. We also offer a range of discounts with our partner organisations.