HR Administrator 6 Months FTC

£20,000 - £22,000 pro rata+ 27 days holiday Pro rata +Free on site gym

Malmesbury, United Kingdom


Working as part of the HR Operations team, this role provides high quality, accurate and efficient HR administrative services to Dyson UK and Ireland employees as well as International markets.  

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).
The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

Dyson sees every hire as long term. Relentless in growing the business through our people, we treat everyone as ‘part of the family’ from day one. Our HR Operations team support each individual Dyson journey: from welcoming new starters, to processing changes as their careers develop. If anyone does leave, it’s also their job to get to the bottom of it – advising the business on what can be done to constantly improve the Dyson experience. Today, armed with advanced new technology, HR Operations is embracing new challenges and rapidly evolving into a fully global function.


Generalist HR:

Responsible for administering end to end HR processes throughout the employment lifecycle, to include, but not limited to:

  • New starter processing; creation of employee records & saving new starter documentation to employee records

  • Processing of employee benefits, including liaison with third parties and maintaining system records as necessary

  • Maintaining employee information and records on the HRIS

  • Production of changes to terms and conditions letters including amendment to the employee records for payroll submission

  • Point of contact for policy, process and contractual queries from the business

  • Feeding of information to Payroll and other key stakeholders as necessary

  • Processing leavers including letters, holiday calculations, notification to payroll and exit interview administration

  • Co-ordinate and provide reference requests for current and ex-employees

  • Probation letter production

  • Responsible for Stationary, Stock documents and Paper orders for the immediate HR function

  • Support managers & HR with HRIS training and system report production where necessary

  • Other duties such as long service award administration, responding to subject access requests, purchase orders, post allocation, scanning and general HR Administration duties


Continuous improvement:

  • Challenge administrative processes to improve ways of working and provide a more effective service

  • Identify route cause of issues that arise and seek solutions and preventative measures

  • Work closely and collaborate with the wider HR teams, such as Recruitment, Talent Development and Reward, and build networks with client groups in the business and other stakeholders as required


  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong IT skills to include MS Word, Excel (intermediate level),PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Exceptional organisational skills and ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to meet fluctuating deadlines at short notice and willing to be flexible to reach deadlines

  • Efficient and results focused

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills

  • Able to prioritise high workload volumes and multitask where necessary

  • Drive and enthusiasm to succeed and improve

  • Confidentiality and displays discretion

  • Strong team player but with the ability to work independently

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships and provide a high level of customer service


Person Specification

  • Experienced HR Administrator

  • Good knowledge of UK employment law

  • Experience of providing great customer service

  • Experience in managing, co-ordinating and administering HR policies and processes

Benefits Overview

Dyson offers competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, 27 days holiday plus bank holiday and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 10-Jul-2017