HR Assistant

Glasgow, Glasgow City
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Vacancy Type
Human Resources, Generalist
Role Classification
Other Professional
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About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Department/Role overview:

The purpose of our shared services function is to deliver a one stop shop service to our colleagues based across the globe. We achieve this through excellent customer service, collaboration and being easy to do business with.

Within this role you and your team are responsible for the delivery of our employee lifecycle processes as well as providing support to our HR/L&OD/Graduate recruitment teams.


Monday to Friday, 9 - 5:30 OR 8.30 - 5 with some flexibility required

Main responsibilities:

Generalist HR responsibilities, including:

  • Processing all employee lifecycle events to a high quality and agreed service levels. This includes onboarding, staff movements, off boarding and exit interviews learning & development administration.
  • Resolving & processing all employee and Partner enquiries via the HR ticketing system to ensure accurate recording and reporting.
  • Working with 3rd party suppliers in the completion of lifecycle events e.g. employee relocation, background checking, visa requests.
  • Updating the HR systems and notifying changes to payroll where relevant.
  • Providing administration support and handling first level queries relating to the annual HR calendar of activities eg. performance appraisals and remuneration review
  • Providing first line advice on policies and procedures
  • Providing timely and accurate management information and data
  • Administering Practising Certificate renewals
  • Recommend and implement improvements to HR administration processes
  • Support change management initiatives
  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in HR, payroll, Reward & HRIS
  • Provide innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Act as a role model of the firm's values and able to exercise exemplary levels of discretion
  • Champion continuous improvement
  • Maintaining of electronic HR files

Essential skills and experience:

  • HR administration experience
  • Highly customer focused
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to communicate at all levels
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Experience in problem solving queries through to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Proven experience in delivering multiple priorities
  • Collaborative team player, able to work as part of a virtual service delivery team
  • Experience working with ambiguity
  • Diversity champion
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience working with HR systems preferably Oracle Fusion


Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,200 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

Find Us
+44 20 7638 1111
London Fruit & Wool Exchange
1 Duval Square
E1 6PW
United Kingdom
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