Website Fennies Day Nurseries

full time

People Assistant

Key Facts


People Assistant


Up to £29,000





Job Type

Full time

Job Purpose

This role is primarily working with the day-to-day HR needs of Fennies Day Nurseries. You will have excellent IT and administrative skills, together with the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines, in line with clear policies and procedures. High attention to detail and accuracy is also a must for this position. Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, are also essential, together with the ability to be proactive and to use your own initiative.

Reports to the Head of People

Main Duties

  • Produce administration for on boarding employees
  • Responsibility for multi sites
  • Managing new starters and induction process
  • Issue and chase contracts and new joiner packs
  • Collect right to work documentation
  • Add records in HR database IRIS/ Cascade
  • Provide administration support to the HR team, including but not limited to letters related to disciplinaries, grievances, maternity, redundancies, leavers etc.
  • Input and maintain data in IRIS/ Cascade/Workplace in a timely and accurate manner
  • Liaise with the payroll team on monthly and weekly payroll changes
  • Maintain the HR team’s electronic and paper filing systems
  • Respond to employee queries assigned to you


  • CIPD Qualification
  • Experience of working in HR, payroll and recruitment
  • Knowledge of working within an HR division
  • Good communicator
  • Good organisation skills
  • MUST be able to drive and be willing to travel to regional sites.

Fennies Day Nurseries Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff, students and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow a Safer Recruitment and Selection Process for all positions and successful applicants will be subject to a complete reference and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to employment. Fennies will pay for this; however employment will not begin until you have been given clearance.

Fennies Day Nurseries Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and we value the skills and perspectives that a diverse and representative workforce brings to us.

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