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HR Assistant- Executive Support Coordinator - 6month FTC

Date: May 27, 2021

Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK


Job Title : HR Assistant
Grade: E1
Service Line : People Operations
Reporting to: Executive Hire Support Co-Ordinator
Location: Watford (with intermittent travel to other UK offices)
Contract: 6 month FTC

Function Information

The People Function plays a pivotal role in supporting the overall business strategy. In order to this we are continually reviewing the way we recruit, develop and reward the people that work for KPMG to make sure that we attract and retain the very best and most diverse talent in the market place and enable them to achieve extraordinary things for our clients. At the heart of our people strategy lies a simple but powerful statement – “our people are extraordinary”.

Department Information

The People Operations team provide administrative and advisory support to our UK Business and through our ‘service pledge’ underpin our overall People Strategy and Vision. Customer centric we are consistently looking for ways to exceed expectations of our people across the business with the service we deliver
Context of role The role is to deliver high-quality and confidential administrative support to support the external recruitment of new partners and directors. The role holder will be expected to provide pro-active recruitment co-ordination support to the Talent Acquisition team, delivering a superb hiring experience for external Partner and Director candidates and internal Sponsoring/Hiring Partners to support KPMG’s ambitious growth plans

Role and Responsibilities

Working within a small team focused on supporting Senior Hire recruitment activities; the role holder will:

• Support the scheduling and co-ordination of all candidate activities including interviews for Senior Hire recruitment;
• Understand the various interview processes for your client group, ensuring you have in depth knowledge of the various types of interviews you need to arrange (telephone interviews, video conferencing, face to face)
• Manage high volumes of work independently, making sure it is accurate and all requirements are met;
• Coordinate and maintain the accurate and timely coordination of all supporting documentation, monitoring and anticipating requirements to support the recruitment and selection process and actively monitoring candidate progress;
• Maintaining accurate candidate records and supporting documentation in line with GDPR and other policies.
• Provide input into driving improvements in processes, procedures and policies to deliver a great candidate experience
• Build great internal networks across the firm to resolve problems and issues and generally ensure the smooth-running of the Talent Acquisition team, working collaboratively with Recruitment Managers and other team members.

As a member of KPMG, you are always expected to demonstrate the Firm’s values

Experience, Qualification and Skills

The successful candidate is likely to have/be able to demonstrate:
• An ability to build relationships and communicate with people at all levels;
• High levels of resilience, with experience of working in a highly pressurised client centric environment;
• The ability to influence and confidently negotiate at all levels;
• Good organisational, literacy and numeracy skills;
• Well-developed verbal and written communication skills which demonstrate professional judgement and discretion.
• High attention to detail with the ability to anticipate demands, plan and prioritise effectively
• PC literate with experience of Microsoft office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint – including the ability to generate reports in Excel and produce PowerPoint presentations.
• Ability to work autonomously and under direction as part of a small, collaborative team.
• Networking and teaming skills to support others to ensure the Senior Hires team delivers an excellence experience to all stakeholders.
• Confident and professional manner and an ability to work with people at all levels both internally and externally.
• Experience of working with Applicant Tracking Systems, desirable but not essential.



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