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HR Advisor (maternity cover; 12 months contract)

Thames & Hudson is the leading global publisher of beautiful books on art, photography, design, fashion and more. Our founding mission is to create a ‘museum without walls’ and to make a world of art accessible to a large reading public.

We are looking for a self-motivated and competent HR Advisor with solid payroll experience to join us for 12 months on a maternity cover contract.

The HR Advisor, who will report directory into the Head of HR will be responsible for all HR administration, specifically:

Manage the administration of the payroll for c.160 staff
Maintain HR database: input new starter details, absence records, update employee
Recruitment of internal vacancies, and to provide support to the Heads of Department
Prepare offer letters, contracts, starter packs and process reference requests
Responsible for inducting new starters into the business
Assist with any employee relations issues, attend grievance and disciplinary meetings as needed and take notes
Organise staff training as required
Monitor probation periods
Administer the holiday booking process
Assist with the administration of the Appraisal process
Administer the pension scheme

Desired skills & experience

The successful candidate will have relevant experience at a similar level and will ideally have worked within a media environment. Confident with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will have a full understanding of the Payroll process. Familiarity with Trace payroll system is desirable.

Please send your application to: Amy Carsen, Head of HR, a.carsen@thameshudson.co.uk