People Operations Assistant

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/1489165/97593
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2022
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: Newmarket
  • Salary: £26,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £26000 - £26000
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

You will ensure that the appropriate quantity, consistency and best quality of staff are booked for work at Newmarket/Huntingdon Racecourse. Input the weekly payroll and assist the Management of the variable payroll to achieve financial targets set while meeting the operational. Assist the development of the recruitment and training plans and activities in the location to ensure world class customer service. This position is based at Newmarket and you will also be required to support race days at Huntingdon and other locations as the business requires.

You will be required to support the Head of People Operations Manager in the following key areas:
Recruitment, selection and retention practices
Labour cost management
Learning and development initiatives
Event planning
Adherence to all Levy HR Core signatures

What we'll give:

People Operations Assistant

  • £26,000 per annum + study support, 40 hours per week
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
  • 5 over 7 days during racing calendar
  • Parking onsite
  • Free lunches/dinner during work hours
  • Free tickets to racing and music events
More about the role:

Your key responsibility will be for the Staffing operations across Newmarket racecourse and Huntingdon whilst supporting on an ad-hoc basis other Jockey Club Catering sites and during key Festivals.

Lead and manage recruitment of casual team members for the business, lead constructive 121's with all HOD's to discuss staffing activity whilst instilling and maintaining a people first culture.

You will manage the relationship with Constellation, challenge and continually review variable labour specifications within all areas to assess cost effectiveness.

Supporting senior management and HR with staffing and act as a central point of contact for employee queries on payroll and rosters. This will also include ensuring payroll is signed off and processed.

You will possess a keen eye for detail and accuracy when building staff planners/rosters for each racing season across your designated racecourses.

Build, lead and manage an effective process with clear recruitment objectives and plans that are updated and maintained including RTW, training and building a talent pool of candidates/talent matrix.

If you are ready for the next stage in your career, looking for a hands on role, working for a world leader in legendary experiences and partnering with the largest commercial horse racing organisations in the UK, then please contact us for a further confidential discussion regarding this opportunity.

Who you are:

You will have experience of working as a Staffing or Recruitment Officer or similar in a demanding fast paced environment or as a HR generalist

You will be positive, approachable and a trouble shooter with experience of delivering development and retention plans.

Someone who is commercially astute with experience in a fast paced, high volume variable labour environment with an active eye and awareness of the recruitment market and our key competitors.

Who we are:

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms - some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

Levy Restaurants UK is the sports, leisure and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland and British partner to Levy Restaurants US. A hospitality market leader, Levy Restaurants provides individual character to each of its clients through focusing on delicious food, great atmosphere and legendary service.

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.