Sygnature Discovery Limited is hiring a

HR Administrator – Operations

Nottingham, United Kingdom
About the role 
We are looking for a highly motivated and organised individual to join our existing HR team to support the delivery of high-quality core people processes and initiatives for the business.  Reporting to our HR Operations Manager, the successful candidate will undertake a varied set of responsibilities, including supporting the delivery of a range of HR focused activities. 

HR Operational Administration specific responsibilities will include:

  • General HR administration and support across the entire employee lifecycle; assisting with on-boarding, off-boarding, employee and management queries, etc.  
  • End to end administrative support to the HR team. This includes processing new starters, contract changes, change of details, leavers on to the HR database. 
  • Overall responsibility for overseeing the ‘HR’ inbox, providing first line support to answer queries, referring to the wider HR team for additional support as required.   
  • General office duties, including answering phone calls, responding to e-mails, and preparing documents. 
  • Maintain and utilise the HR system through timely and accurate input, producing reports to assist with KPI reporting. 
  • Ensure sickness and absence reporting and record keeping is maintained. 
  • Provide general advice to employees and line mangers on administrative issues connected with absence, holidays, maternity / paternity and general HR policies and procedures.
  • Provide support to HR Advisor and HR Mangers with drafting various HR documentation including changes to T&C’s, amendment to contracts, pay reviews and preparing letters in line with company policies and procedures. 
  • Assist in payroll preparation by providing relevant data, working closely with our finance team.
  • Provide efficient, effective and accurate support to the payroll process by ensuring accurate administration and achievement of deadlines. 
  • Respond to incoming requests for information i.e. references, landlord / mortgage enquires within a timely manner. 
  • Coordinating the companywide benefits programme, including but not limited to PMI, Pensions, CycletoWork, Transport schemes, Holiday purchase etc.   
  • General support to the HR Management team, working on specific projects and initiatives as required.  
  • Supporting the wider HR team as and when required. 

To succeed in the role, you will have the following capabilities and experience:

  • Excellent administrative skills, gained through previous experience in a fast-paced support role, ideally working within a HR team.
  • An eager interest in pursuing a career in HR.  
  • A keen eye for detail – able to maintain high levels of accuracy. 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills – comfortable working with colleagues at all levels. 
  • Methodical and thorough - able to multi-task, organise and prioritise activities in a busy work environment. 
  • Able to use own initiative to solve problems and navigate obstacles which arise during the working day.  
  • A great team player who demonstrates a strong work ethic and a commitment to the team’s success.
  • Highly computer literate, e.g. Microsoft Office, specifically excel and ideally experience working with an HR information system(ideally HiBob)  
  • At least 5 GCSEs (at grade C or above) or equivalent, including English Language and Maths. 

In return you will receive an excellent training and benefits package, including a highly competitive salary which is reviewed annually, a bonus scheme, a well-regarded pension scheme, and private medical insurance. All our benefits are tailored to enhancing your experience at Sygnature as it is important to us that you share in our success.
We also recognise that the environment you work in is a priority, so we have built a collaborative and supportive culture with plenty of opportunities to grow and succeed, tailored to individual and business needs. This includes an excellent set of bespoke training and development courses to accelerate both your scientific and personal career growth.
Since 2011, 40 compounds discovered by Sygnature for customers have entered pre-clinical development. So far, 21 of these have progressed to clinical trials (Phases I, II and III). In 2017, Sygnature Discovery received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, in 2020 the Medilink Outstanding Achievement Award, and in 2021 the Bionow Company of the Year Award.
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If you’re interested in joining a company that places people at the heart of its business, please apply through the link and include:
1) Your CV
2) Confirmation of your status of eligibility to work in the UK (we can consider sponsoring potential employees with relevant levels of qualifications and experience under a Skilled Worker Visa).
Your application will be submitted through our trusted partners, Lever, but only employees of Sygnature Discovery will review your application and personal data.
We will be interviewing on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Careers team at Please do not submit your application to this email address.

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