HR Specialist - Financial Services - City - £35K - £40K

HR Administrator/Coordinator - City, London

Ref: 157Thursday 21 July 2022

Wise May are looking for a HR Operations Specialist to support the HR function in a generalist capacity with operational and administrative tasks.  The individual will be working closely with the regional HR teams to ensure core HR processes are executed efficiently and accurately, and that employee questions are handled correctly.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the new hire and onboarding process, generating offer letters, contracts of employment and initiating background checks as required.
  • Create new starter records on the HRIS system (Workday).  
  • Support the HR Operations Manager in aiding with the execution of the monthly Corporate Induction meeting, updating content and sending out invitations.
  • Support the global mobility process, preparing secondment and transfer letters and liaising with the Company’s visa specialist and/or relocation and tax providers.
  • Prepare and issue variation letters relating to contractual changes (e.g., job changes, extended terms, salary increases/decreases, flexible working etc.) and process on the HRIS system (Workday). Notifying the relevant teams of any changes. 
  • Support the monthly payroll process to ensure relevant instructions are passed to Payroll and payments are included on the EIB before the monthly deadline.
  • Providing support to employee inquiries, escalating to other HR Teams where needed.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to handle and maintain highly confidential information.
  • Strong organisational skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise/handle competing priorities.
  • Flexible with the ability to work in an ever-changing work environment.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team as well as independently.
  • Service oriented, providing excellent and efficient interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Show a desire and aptitude to learn and develop
  • Skilled in Microsoft application software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint etc.)

Essential Experience: 

  • Previous experience of working within a busy and fast paced HR environment, ideally in a HR Operations/Service Centre role.
  • Experience of preparing employee contracts and documentation.
  • Experience with employee lifecycle (onboarding, transfers, absences and offboarding).
  • Interested in a career within Human Resources.  


  • Private healthcare.
  • Bonus (discretionary).
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Eye care.
  • Digital GP.
  • Season ticket Loan.
  • Cycle 2 work.
  • Income protection.

Hybrid working