HR Assistant

Glasgow, Glasgow City
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading progressive global law firm with a rich history, celebrating it's bicentenary in 2022. We are proud of our history and future-focused, having expanded into new technologies through our NewLaw division, Ashurst Advance, and our consulting arm. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing excellent 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 .

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:

Ashurst Service Central (ASC) supports the firm to deliver smart and scalable business services. An experienced team of problem solvers and service professionals are designing a "one stop shop" for essential services across the employee and client lifecycles.

The aim is to create a business service engine which will support our progressive law firm. Since 2020, ASC has a team over 100 service professionals operating primarily out of Brisbane and Glasgow responsible for delivering a joined-up user experience across a number of essential services.

Within the ASC People Team we focus on delivering smart and effective People processes ensuring a great employee experience; supporting our People & Culture Function whilst administering the employee lifecycle events.

The HR Assistant role sits within the ASC People Team which processes all employee life cycle events and provides HR/Learning & Organisational Development/Graduate recruitment administrative support.

Main responsibilities:

  • Data entry and updating the firms core HR/L&OD systems and notifying changes to other service groups.
  • Resolving & processing first tier employee and Partner enquiries via the HR ticketing system to ensure accurate recording and reporting.
  • Providing administration support to the HR Coordinators and HR Advisors.
  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in Ashurst Service Central, People & Culture, Payroll, HRIS.
  • Act as a role model of the firm's values.

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Essential skills and experience:

  • General administration experience.
  • Customer focused.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Great communicator with a proactive approach.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Experience in problem solving queries through to a satisfactory conclusion.
  • Proven experience in delivering within a fast paced environment.
  • Collaborative team player, able to work as part of a virtual service delivery team.
  • Experience working with ambiguity.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Working experience within a professional services or corporate environment.
  • Experience working with systems e.g. HR database.


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.

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