HR Administrator

Location London
Job ref: 075892
Published: 20 days ago

HR Administrator 

Acton W3 7XA 

Immediate Start available 

Who we are

Leyland SDM specialises in paint, tools, plumbing, electrical, woodwork & DIY materials. We have 33 high street stores across London, supported by our central support team and distribution centre in Wembley. We are currently on an exciting journey and have some very ambitious growth plans. 


We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced HR Admisitrator to join our friendly, hard-working HR team. You will be our go-to support person for all things administration covering HR Systems, Onboarding, Induction, Employee Benefits and more. This is an exciting role to call your own and would be ideal for someone who has previous extensive administration experience an within a busy team, working at a high level of accuracy and process improvement within a pressurised environment. 


What will you be accountable for as HR Administrator? 

  • HR administration duties, such as processing and onboarding starters, preparing offer letters, welcome packs, uniform, producing employment contracts, processing contractual changes and requesting and providing employment references. Provide support in managing administration of our employee benefits programmes, training administration, ensuring all information is kept up-to-date and communicated to key stakeholders. Create, maintain and, where required, correcting all colleague data, records and documents held in our People systems. 

  • Support and help deliver on our engagement and communication initiatives. Act as the first point of contact for all People related enquiries from our colleagues and managers. *   Be the first point of contact for queries relating to the Self-Service systems; troubleshooting possible system or access issues, escalating to the Group HR Systems Support Team where required. You will also support in the testing of upgrades to the software. 

  • Assist the wider HR function with any other administrative needs. 

What skills and experience are we looking for? 

  • Solid, recent experience in an administrative role is essential, preferably within a fast-paced, multisite environment such as retail, hospitality or the leisure industry (HR experience would be great but not essential) 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – you’ll be relationship building with our store teams and other internal stake holders from day one! 

  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office packages; Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and an understanding HR systems would be an advantage (PeopleXD Experience would be distinct advantage but not essential) 

  • Excellent attention to detail 

  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills 

  • Bags of initiative and the ability to take responsibility for own workload, whilst also being aware of, and supporting, the overall team priorities and workload 

  • A confident communicator; with strong interpersonal skills 

  • A positive, “can-do” attitude; dynamic and switched-on 

  • Contributes to continuous improvement and process efficiency and will share ideas 

  • An understanding and appreciation of confidentiality within a sensitive environment 

How will we reward you? 

On top of an attractive salary circa £30,000, we have an excellent benefits package on offer: 

  • Annual bonus opportunity 

  • Free parking 

  • Career Development – our manager development programme is open to everyone, developing our leaders of the future 

  • 30 days holiday a year, increasing with service 

  • Up to 20% discount in Leyland SDM, plus discount across other Grafton Group brands 

  • Pension with competitive contributions 

  • Health Cash-plan – claim money back on everyday healthcare needs and treatments (Dental, physio, prescriptions to name a few) 

  • Share saving scheme into our parent company, the Grafton Group 

  • Company sick pay 

  • Life assurance 

  • Refer a Friend scheme 

  • Cycle to work scheme 

  • 100’s of retail discounts available through our flexible benefits portal 

If this sounds like an opportunity too good to miss, we want to hear from you! 

Click Apply now.