Job Role:

HR Assistant


Portman Asset Finance, one of the largest Asset Finance brokers in the UK, is looking to recruit a HR Administrator, based in our Northampton office, to join our team. With a base salary of £26,000-£30,000, and bonus of 5-15%, our role will see you working closely with our HR Manager and supporting across a broad range of HR areas including recruitment, onboarding and induction, and employee lifecycle documentation in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

The Role

Alongside providing general HR administration support, you will also act as the first point of contact for all general internal and external queries, providing advice and information and escalating complex issues to the relevant teams. You will also ensure all employment records are kept up-to-date and produce general correspondence as requested.

Due to the nature of the position, we are looking for someone who has strong attention to detail alongside the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. With Portman continuing to grow at pace, and a new office opening in early 2024, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to kick-start their HR career.

The role will be based at our Head Office in Brackmills, Northampton.


  • Complete all HR related administration including Starters and Leavers, Annual Leave and Absence Management and all Employee lifecycle events (DBS checks, references, promotion, salary and benefit amendments, annual bonus, disciplinaries);
  • Provide HR advice to stakeholders across a broad array of areas;
  • Working in partnership with the HR Manager, develop and implement People processes and policies;
  • Support our recruitment activity, including our Graduate programme, screening CVs and arranging interviews where required;
  • Manage the onboarding process for new team members including arranging IT equipment;
  • Manage employee benefits administration;
  • Manage, collect and report on business-relevant HR data; and
  • Stay up to date with People/HR trends and suggest new initiatives and improvements.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Previous experience within a HR-related role is preferred, however, this is not essential;
  • Strong administration skillset;
  • The ability to handle confidential data and sensitive information with empathy and discretion;
  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely whilst building rapport and trust with employees, Directors, and external stakeholders;
  • Passionate in ensuring great candidate and employee experience;
  • Excellent organisational skills, able to set own priorities and reschedule work in a changing environment with multiple demands and competing priorities;
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction and flexibility, especially with respect to taking initiative, prioritising multiple tasks, and using good judgment to resolve problems;
  • Experience with (phone, video, and in-person) interviews, candidate screening and evaluation would be beneficial;
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills;
  • Analytical and inquisitive;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Resilient with the capability to work under pressure in a fast-paced corporate environment;
  • Adept at problem-solving with a can-do attitude;
  • Good commercial acumen; and 
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as being a team player. 

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