HR Assistant

  • Up to £26,000 p/a (DOE) + exciting Benefits package
  • Deadline: 19/12/2021
  • Full-time
  • People
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne (remote working options are available)

About Evolved Search:

Evolved Search is an award-winning, dynamic, and ambitious digital marketing agency based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We deliver data-led and creative SEO, PPC, Content Marketing, Digital PR & CRO services for brands and companies across a wide range of sectors, with a particular focus on those in Retail, Automotive, and Finance.

We differentiate ourselves by providing market-leading and game-changing results on client campaigns acquired thanks to deep knowledge, constant learning, and years of experience managing Organic and Paid strategies.

With ambitious growth plans for the coming 5 years, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Evolved Search team. We’re big on people, offering exciting and genuine opportunities to develop and progress, and offer a healthy dose of team member perks that go way beyond the ordinary.

Please note, if we receive a high response for this role we may close the campaign early.

About the role:

This newly developed role is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to broaden their overall HR skills, experience, and knowledge whilst working on growth projects for a forward-thinking employer of choice in the digital industry. 

Reporting to our Head of People, you will act as the first point of contact for the smooth running of our day-to-day People practice. This is a busy role with lots of opportunities for innovation and new ideas, but with a keen focus on all aspects of our People operations, including recruitment and talent attraction, management of the performance cycle, change transformation projects, training and development – and much more!

We’re building something really special here at Evolved Search and were recently recognised with a 100% Great Place to Work score, as well as being named the UK’s Best Large SEO Agency at the recent UK Search Awards. 


Key responsibilities and duties will include but are not limited to:

Recruitment management

  • Creating and developing adverts and job descriptions.
  • Management of our ATS and recruitment platforms and support with shortlisting.
  • Arranging and attending/supporting with interviews.
  • Providing hiring managers with advice on practice throughout the recruitment process.
  • Updating recruitment processes in line with the digital environment.
  • Onboarding and induction management.

HR generalist support

  • People EVP projects.
  • Benefits development and management.
  • People document amendments and development.
  • Internal policy development and training.
  • Internal people process support.
  • Management of our eNPS software and pulse surveys.
  • Management and internal training on the people system.
  • Generalist employee relations support to people managers.

Administration and management of the following:

  • ATS and People system.
  • Onboarding/Exits.
  • Letter templates and people related documents.
  • Policies 
  • Employee files including personal documents and GDPR.
  • Payroll support to the Office Manager.
  • Monthly People metrics and People Board administration.
  • Benefits.
  • Employee voice platform.
  • Employer brand support to Brand Marketing Consultant.
  • Ad-hoc data reports and projects.
  • HR agendas/meeting planning.
  • EDI/CSR initiatives.
  • Coordination and management of social events.

What we're looking for:

We’re seeking an organised, enthusiastic HR professional who can hit the ground running and become a key part of our People team.

Desired skills and attributes include:

  • 3 years’ experience in a similar HR generalist role.
  • CIPD Qualified level 3 minimum – aspire to complete level 5.
  • Awareness of HR transformation projects.
  • Experience in managing HR software including an ATS.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confident and flexible approach to taking on new tasks and projects.
  • High accuracy and attention to detail.

What we'll offer you:

Skills and experience like yours come at a price, we get it. In addition to a fair and competitive salary (DOE), we also offer our team members:

  • A rewarding role with a clear progression route, evolving salary, and the chance to be part of a specialist, award-winning agency.
  • A 4-day working week! We’re one of the only employers in the North East to offer a 4-day week as standard with no impact on pay.
  • A fantastic working environment with a talented, friendly, cooperative team.
  • Flexible working and time off in lieu.
  • An enhanced holiday package that offers way more than your average. 36 paid days off p/a, in fact!
  • Regular social activities, charity initiatives, conferences, awards, and events, plus one of the best Christmas parties in the biz.
  • Premium private health insurance.
  • Fantastic, spacious offices slap-bang in the middle of central Newcastle with restaurants and bars on the doorstep, plenty of office dogs, free snacks and a super relaxed culture, for when you want to be in an office environment.  Employees can decide on a working pattern that suits their lifestyle and working preferences, with a mixture of office-based and working from home days.
  • Access to our Company perks and benefits platform, Perkbox.
  • Advanced maternity, paternity and adoption packages.
  • A personal training budget to help you progress, learn and develop in your role.
  • A time allowance for charity work, enabling you to support causes you’re passionate about during working hours.

Feel free to discover more about our Culture and Benefits here.

Up for the challenge?

If this all sounds good to you, and this role matches your expertise and experience, then we’d love to hear from you!

Upload your CV and (ideally) a Cover Letter via the form on this page. Tell us why you’re the perfect candidate and what you’d bring to the role.

Your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy and we will contact you if your application is successful to progress through to the interview stage.

We respond to all candidates as standard, but please be patient with us as it may take us the duration of the campaign to get back to you. We like to keep candidate details on file if the role we have live may not be for you, but we absolutely need you in our team. We do this by holding your details in our talent pool in line with our GDPR policy.

Note: We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage/civil partnerships.

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