Everything we do starts with people.
Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people’s lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.
What’s in it for you?
People are at the heart of our business. We want you to innovate, challenge and build a career at Volvo Cars. In return we offer hybrid working to allow for greater flexibility and work-life balance, further enabling us to reduce our environmental impact and support your personal circumstance. In addition, we offer flexible working, 15 days per year to work from any location in the world, 24 weeks enhanced parental leave and 28 days annual leave plus 4 fixed and 4 flexible bank holidays which you can use to support your personal beliefs at any time of the year. We also have a flexible benefits platform in which you can buy additional holiday and take advantage of family savings and shopping discounts. A preferential car lease scheme for employees and family members to utilise along with health & wellbeing initiatives, charitable giving days alongside personal growth and career development opportunities.
What you’ll do:
We are looking for an experienced HR and Data Coordinator on an initial 12-month FTC with the potential to go permanent, to join our growing HR Team at our Daventry office. You will be responsible for providing a variety of administrative and data support across the UK business and for all local employees. This role is vital for the operational efficiency of the business and you will be involved with the day-to-day administration and coordination of all HR processes and systems.
On the whole, the role follows established processes, however, a proactive and innovative approach is required in order to identify areas of improvement and possible solutions. You will take responsibility for our payroll process, creating payroll instructions, collating reports and managing our benefit providers. You will also raise all relevant purchase orders, communicate with internal customers and manage external suppliers and be responsible for processing new starters including contracts, leavers, absence, and the overall onboarding and off-boarding experience. You will provide recruitment administration support, including attending and preparing for assessment centers, arranging interviews, and speaking with candidates.
You will ensure that data from various sources is collated, and statuses are maintained to be able to produce up-to-date, accurate and clear data for reporting and coordination, to ensure all day-to-day operations and change processes run smoothly. You will maintain quarterly internal HR KPI’S and produce a summary pack for review with the HR team and Management Team to proactively address issues identified. You will be responsible for providing relevant insights to the business following every 6 monthly pulse engagement survey
Do you fit the profile?
Previous experience of working in an HR team, providing administrative / coordination services, and a track record in improving systems, processes and using technology to drive operational efficiencies is essential. You will be highly organised with the ability to multi-task and prioritise.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written are essential with an approachable manner. Working in HR requires you to be able to handle sensitive and confidential information. To be successful in the role you will be a self-starter, have excellent attention to detail, be able to work under your own direction and use your initiative.
Microsoft office skills are essential. Experience in managing an outsourced payroll and using SAP is preferred but not critical. Ideally educated to degree level or studying towards (an HR related qualification is preferred) or you will have equivalent experience.
Benefits & Life at Volvo Car UK:
• Circa £25,000 DOE. Competitive salaries that are reviewed and benchmarked annually
• Discretionary, performance-related bonus scheme that rewards you whilst you help us to achieve our goals
• Hybrid working in our agile, state-of-the-art offices or from home when convenient for you and your family
• Everyday flexible working Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm depending on business needs
• 28 days holiday + bank holidays (4 fixed & 4 unfixed) + the opportunity to buy up to 5 additional days
• 15 days’ work from anywhere in the world policy
• 24 weeks enhanced and flexible parental leave for all employees regardless of gender up to a child’s 3rd birthday
• Matched pension contribution up to 5%
• Wellbeing benefits such as Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance with Vitality
• 2 paid volunteering / charity days per year
• Access to our preferential employee lease car scheme for you and your family
• Subsidised onsite restaurant plus free refreshments and snacks
• Onsite electrical charging for your Plug-In Hybrid Electric or Battery Electric vehicle.
• A set salary sacrifice spend limit, refreshed every tax year for you to choose from multiple services and products to suit your lifestyle whilst saving on tax and NI within our extensive flexible benefits platform
• Discounted shopping site with 100s of brands and online retailers
Diversify our future:
Volvo Cars is an equal opportunities employer. We are a company for people who care about other people and for the world we live in. We celebrate diversity and inclusion in the workplace and are committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and employment practices, including hiring, recruiting, and promotion. It’s what you do that counts and we are always looking to expand perspectives and voices to shape our future. With us, you can truly be yourself, embrace new opportunities, thrive and a make a difference.
How to learn more and apply:
We do not accept email applications due to GDPR so we welcome your application via the link provided in this job advertisement by Sunday 9th October. For information about the recruitment process, please contact Vickie Ewins firstname.lastname@example.org
Who are we?
Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them.
Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.