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HR Services Administrator - Maternity cover

Date: 07-Jun-2021

Location: Hull, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




HR Services Administrator  - MATERNITY COVER


Making our ambitions a reality

Associated British Ports (ABP) is a major port operator with 21 port locations across the UK. We handle around 100 million tonnes of cargo across a range of different industries and contribute £7.5bn to the UK economy every year.


We have a CHRO with vision. She’s looking to build a team of talented and experienced professionals who will drive a level of change that will set the pace and direction not only for ABP, but for our industry.


Who we need:

Reporting to the HR Services Manager, the HR Services Administrator will work as part of a team of administrators to manage the HR processes for the end to end lifecycle of employment for all ABP colleagues. They will support, advise and guide managers and colleagues to ensure the integrity of employee records are maintained and HR systems are updated accordingly


They will raise opportunities for continuous improvement back to the HR Services Manager.


You will:

  • Act as the first port of call to employees and external partners for all transactional HR related queries.
  • Process employee records necessary for key steps in the employee life cycle.
  • Form and maintain employee records
  • Update employee records within the HR Systems internally, such as sickness and maternity leave.
  • Prepare, where necessary HR documents, for example employment contracts
  • Be part of an operational support team covering email and helpline for employees and people managers 
  • Understand and comply with HR Services performance and customer satisfaction metrics.
  • Communicate with external partners such as benefits providers
  • Assist with payroll by providing relevant employee information, for example holiday and sickness days taken and reward records.



Your experience & qualities:

  • Experience of working within a HR operational team (or similar) as an administrator, or with the potential to develop in role
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hands on approach and self-starter
  • Positive attitude
  • Team player



  • Graduate degree and CIPD qualified (level 5) or working towards qualification.
  • Familiarity with HR policies
  • Understanding of employment law and familiarity with ACAS guidelines


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.