HR Generalist

Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.

HR Generalist Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a HR Generalist to join our team.


  • Leading on all HR projects, this role will offer a blank canvas for the successful candidate to make this their own and regain buy in to HR;
  • Advising and guiding managers on best practice and compliance with regards to all internal ER issues;
  • Effectively managing compliance with regards to new starters ensuring you have conducted all relevant checks;
  • HR Projects to include Employee Engagement, Talent, Reward and Learning and Development;
  • Act as a champion of HR systems and processes with the wider business;
  • Office management, encompassing all parts of day to day functionality;
  • Co-ordinate and book travel;
  • Working with line managers to manage applications and schedule interviews;
  • Communicating with teams across the UK; including some travel to various sites across the UK;
  • Weekly and monthly reporting;
  • Ability to think fast, innovatively and create solutions;
  • Regulation compliance;
  • General administration duties, spreadsheets, minute taking, organise meetings;
  • Full Generalist HR advice and guidance to the wider business;
  • Insurance renewals.


  • Structured in approach but flexible enough to work in an ever-changing environment, comfortable working with ambiguity;
  • International experience would be advantageous;
  • Project work experience (i.e.) Implementation of new HR Software (Currently in the final stages of a cloud-based software);
  • Understands the roles of Senior Management and Line Managers in a SME;
  • Generalist HR experience (Especially with Disciplinary, Employment reviews, recruitment etc.);
  • Operationally focused, client centric and passionate in the value add of HR;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Full Clean Driving Licence & car essential;
  • Well-developed interpersonal negotiating and influencing skills, together with a supportive and empathetic telephone manner;
  • Able to confidently offer support and advise to senior colleagues and managers;
  • MS Office: Advanced Excel and Word, with PowerPoint being desirable;
  • Self-starter as standalone role with daily reporting and weekly site visits;
  • Degree preferred in HR or Business;
  • Proven HR experience within a financial services organisation;
  • Previous experience in a HR position.