People Administrator (HR administrator) – Temp to perm role

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People Administrator (HR administrator) – Temp to perm role

Work location: Malvern

Division: Group

Type: Full time

Who we are

Speller Metcalfe is on a mission… and it’s a simple one. We want to build a sustainable company at the forefront of construction – one that is built with a people-first approach in mind.

As a family business with nearly 30 years’ experience under our belts, our focus is not just getting you through the door, but developing your skills to support a long-term career with us. We’re proud of our high levels of staff retention and with staff at the very heart of our company, you’re never just a cog in the machine, but someone who can truly have an impact on how we do business.

Our background

Established in 1995 by Steve Speller and Andy Metcalfe, their vision was to develop a business at the cutting edge of construction, built upon an ethos of family values which are reflected in everything we do.

Now one of the UK’s leading regional contractors, we predominantly work across the Midlands and South West regions. With offices in Malvern and Wolverhampton, we deliver a range of public and private sector projects from £250k up to £30 million across a numbers of fields including education, healthcare, residential and leisure.


The job

Our People Team help our employees to be the best they can be through helping the business attract, develop and support the team. A brand-new opportunity has just opened up to join us as a People Administrator. In this role, you will support the department and contribute to the smooth operation of people-related processes within our business. Reporting to the HR Business Partner you will provide administrative support across various people-related functions and assist in maintaining accurate records and compliance within the construction industry.

This is a full-time ‘blended working’ role split between home and the Malvern office with a minimum of 3 days per week in the office. This is initially a 5-month fixed term contract, but there is a strong likelihood that the role will become permanent

How You’ll Contribute

In this busy role, you will:

  • Assist with the coordination of recruitment activities including job postings, scheduling interviews, and candidate communication.
  • Maintain and update HR databases and employee records, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality.
  • Support payroll processing by accurately maintaining employee data, inputting changes and addressing payroll queries from employees, liaise with the finance department as needed.
  • Assist in the administration of employee benefits programmes including enrolment, changes, and queries related to pensions, healthcare, and other benefits offered within the business.
  • Assist managers with employee leave requests, including holiday, sick leave, and other absences, ensuring compliance with company policies and statutory regulations.
  • Coordinate training activities, including booking training sessions, maintaining training records, and monitoring compliance with mandatory training requirements within the construction industry.
  • Prepare and distribute HR-related correspondence, including employment-related documentation, HR policies, probationary reviews and other HR-related letters.
  • Assist in ensuring HR policies and procedures are up-to-date and compliant with relevant employment legislation and industry regulations.
  • Provide general administrative support to the People team, including scheduling meetings, maintaining calendars, and handling phone and email inquiries.
  • Assist in the preparation of HR reports and metrics, including headcount reports, turnover analysis, and other HR-related data for management review.


Who are we looking for?

What You’ll Bring

To be successful in this role you will bring your enthusiasm and determination as well as:


  • Previous experience in an administrative role, preferably within an HR department or construction-related industry.
  • Familiarity with HR processes and procedures, including recruitment, onboarding, payroll, and benefits administration.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and HRIS software.


  • CIPD level 3 desirable.


  • Takes responsibility and accountability: You will have strong organisational skills with attention to detail and the ability to multitask and prioritize your workload effectively.
  • Builds and manages strong relationships: You will possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Is proactive: You will show a proactive and flexible approach with the ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.


What’s in it for you?

As well as a competitive salary, increasing holiday benefits and access to private healthcare, we offer a number of other benefits for our staff.


Sound interesting?

Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our values, we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. Our mission has always been to encourage, develop and combine the individual talents of our staff, and we welcome and encourage staff from all backgrounds and abilities.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

If you don’t meet all the criteria, but are still interested in joining us, email us your CV anyway! It’s always good to hear from people who can bring their enthusiasm and desire to learn to our team.