HR Administrator

HR · Bristol, Somerset
Department HR
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Up to £22,000 (DOE)

Who we are:


HLK are an IP powerhouse comprising over 200 people in 7 locations, providing a full suite of IP services advising across the globe and in all technical and scientific disciplines. We secure intellectual property rights for our clients, who are at the forefront of technological development in the electronics, engineering, chemical and biotechnology sectors. 


Why work for HLK:


Our clients expect only the best from us and that is what we deliver. The work here is progressive and challenging yet rewarding. We’re aware that our people are at the heart of everything we do, it’s why we invest in each employee’s professional development, run a yearly wellbeing programme and not only listen to feedback, but act on it.



What will you be doing?


This is a rare opportunity to join the HR team and get exposure to all aspects of HR with a firm that recognises and appreciates that you’ll be an integral part of our growth and colleague satisfaction. We’re looking for a professional and enthusiastic person with a proactive attitude and a keen eye for detail.


We offer a collaborative team structure where your ideas are valued and listened to, a competitive salary, on the job training, and a culture that rewards hard work while respecting life/work balance.  We would be open to supporting the successful candidate through their CIPD Level 3/5 so if you are a skilled multi-tasker, have a desire to learn the HR function and possess a friendly demeanor and a can-do attitude please see the job outline below for further details.


Key Responsibilities (this list is non exhaustive)


  • Recruitment: Manage graduated recruitment and support other recruitment processes i.e., interview materials and organisation, issuing behavioural analysis tests, diary management etc. Co-ordinating the Careers inbox, monitoring queries and action where required.
  • Employee Engagement: you will be responsible for managing our much-loved internal wellbeing programme.
  • Onboarding:  Be responsible for the process, including collating HR Induction paperwork for new employees.
  • 1st line support: Assisting with employee queries from across five sites. Co-ordinating the HR inbox – monitoring queries daily and responding to actions as required
  • Systems: Develop as our HRIS system super user
  • Learning & Development: Assisting with logistic arrangements of training sessions, events and initiatives.
  • Administration: Assisting with general copying, filing, archiving of documents as required and ensuring the maintenance of employee records, providing complete accuracy and confidentiality.
  • Projects: Assist with ad hoc projects
  • Absence: Tracking and reporting on employee absence


Person Specification


  • You must be a self-starter
  • Demonstrable HR administration experience is essential
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft packages and adept on IT systems
  • Knowledge of the professional services environment is preferred but not essential
  • Close attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to prioritise workload
  • An aptitude for learning and be able to show initiative
  • Able to demonstrate resilience and working well under pressure
  • GCSE or equivalent Grade C or above in Mathematics and English (A-Levels and a degree would be an advantage).


To apply, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button and follow the instructions. If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Natalie Owen (HR Advisor) on 0117 910 3200 or you can email us at careers@hlk-ip.com. Please note we do not accept applications from job boards, please apply directly on our website to be considered.

The deadline for this vacancy is Tuesday 3 August, with interviews scheduled to take place on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 August.

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  • Location
    Bristol, Somerset
  • Department
    HR
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    Up to £22,000 (DOE)