HR Administrator - Higher Education

  • Location
    City Of London, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Human Resources and Personnel
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  • Category
    HR, Sales and Management - HR Administrator

HR Administrator

Location: Holborn

Salary: £15.01

Duration: ASAP - December 2022 - High potential of being extended

Contract type: Full time, 35 hours per week

Adecco are currently recruiting for a prestigious university based in Holborn. We are currently recruiting for 7 HR Administrators.

The HR Administrator will undertake a range of administrative duties in relation to the employee lifecycle for hourly and casual employees. They will provide administrative support to the School's managers and be responsible for ensuring a professional, timely and efficient administrative service.

The HR Administrator shall present a positive and professional image of the Human Resources Division, working to deliver high-quality administration, providing a customer-focused service in a high-performing and collaborative team.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

Customer Service:

  • Provide a timely, proficient and professional level of customer service to all employees across the School.

  • Effectively manage and respond to a high volume of information requests and queries, providing high quality and accurate responses to both internal and external customers.

  • Operate in a solution-focused manner to resolve queries effectively.


  • Prepare contractual letters for staff new and existing working in designated areas of the School.

  • Ensure staff records are maintained accurately on the HR System and communicate changes to the Payroll team.

  • Maintain up-to-date visa records for all staff on Resource Link, ensuring that staff are reminded of visa expiry dates and to bring in their documentation to the HR Division.

  • Conduct Right to Work checks on or before the employee commences their first day of employment.

General HR Administration:

  • Maintain employee records in line with School policy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • Contribute pro-actively to a range of meetings, including team meetings, staff briefings and working groups that operate within HR.


  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

  • Recognise the most appropriate form of communication within each situation, adapting your style accordingly.

  • Respond to queries via phone, email, and in person in a coherent and well-informed manner.

  • Ensure appropriate avenues are explored prior to responding to queries so responses are informative and clear.


  • Provide reports on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

  • Take a collaborative approach to project work, ensuring it is well supported and implemented within areas of responsibility.

  • Assist with other HR administrative duties as required.

  • Ensure own knowledge of all HR related legislation, School and internal HR policies, processes and systems are up to date for the effective performance of the role.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please get in touch. We will contact all short-listed candidates.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Georgia Cottier