Human Resources Administrator

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Human Resources Administrator

  • Post Date:24th February 2023
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Job Description

Department: Human Resources
Reporting to: Head of HR Operations
Grade: 9
Salary: £32,313 per annum
Base: Gravesend, Kent
Closing date: 3rd March 2023
Interview date: TBC
Reference Number: 16

Who we are:

The Port of London Authority is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames and responsible for 95 miles of the River Thames from the Estuary to Teddington Lock in West London. We work to keep river users safe, protect and enhance the environment and promote the use of the river for trade and travel.

The role:

You will be working within the HR Directorate which is key to the success of the Authority. The job can is challenging and diverse, and you play an important part in the provision of a high quality responsive, operational HR service to all employees and managers.

Among other duties, one of your key responsibilities will be to update, maintain and recommend improvements to our HR & Payroll System, and as such it would be desirable if you have experience of Unit4 BusinessWorld or other ERP (Enterprise Resource Programme) systems.

You will also provide a full administrative service to the HR team in terms of supporting activities such as recruitment, training and development, reward and benefit and be comfortable in providing good quality first line support to employees and managers. You will also work closely with other areas under the HR Directorate such as Health, Safety and Wellbeing, as well as Payroll and Pensions, so experience of similar workplace structures would be advantageous.

This is an exciting time to be joining the HR team as we continue to modernise our operating processes, systems and change the way we work, so we will be looking to utilise your experience to help further develop the function.

What we are looking for:

We require extensive experience of combined HR & Payroll systems, and ideally this will also include experience of Enterprise Resource Programme (ERP) systems. Detailed knowledge and demonstrable use of learning management systems is highly desirable.

Ideally you will also have previous experience from similar industry and a knowledge of a unionised working environment.

You will be educated to A level or equivalent, and either hold or be willing to undertake a NVQ Level 5 qualification in Human Resources or Training. You should also have Associate membership of the CIPD. You must be self-motivated and be able to work cohesively as part of a team. You should have strengths in problem-solving combined with analytical, communication, time management and interpersonal skills. You will also have a real passion for how IT and people analytics can support the wider people agenda in the PLA.

Benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Medical Cash Plan (Westfield Health)
  • Generous pension
  • Onsite parking with electric charging
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to MyGymDiscounts

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For further information or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the position, please contact Gary Holdforth, Head of HR Operations on 01474 562379 / 07711 640124 or email

To apply, please complete the application form, including the reference number stated above.

You are required to have a Right to Work in UK, as currently the PLA is not a sponsor employer, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.