Human Resources Co-ordinator


Job Details

Published on 07/06/2024
Reference No. 223404
Job location Keele ST5
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Req ID: 223404
Location: Keele, GB, ST5 5SP
At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.
Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.
As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


Job Summary

Are you a dedicated HR Administrator looking for your next role?
Do you have the desire to work for a fast-paced organisation, looking to provide efficient support to the HR department?
Our Keele site is looking to recruit a Human Resources Coordinator on a permanent basis. We’re looking for someone who has worked in HR previously, and who can bring administrative and organisational excellence to the team.
You’ll be supporting colleagues and employees on HR related issues such as: benefits, onboarding and inductions and maintaining accurate records across the business. This is a fantastic role for those looking for their next step and who want to progress in their HR career.
There will be plenty of opportunity to progress further and develop your skillsets.


Main Duties:

  • Timely and effective onboarding of all new colleagues into Gene Therapy Solutions and UK Corporate.
  • Acts as a primary liaison for routine administrative matters and answers a variety of queries, verbally or in writing
  • Provides guidance on processes and procedures administrative and HR related by managing the HR mailbox escalating to HRBP when necessary
  • Administrative tasks such as maintaining employee files, filing paperwork, completing employee documentation, recording data on each current employee; maintaining and filing paperwork of terminated or exiting employees
  • Support local Talent Acquisition teams with recruitment, conducting and helping to facilitate both virtual and onsite interviews.
  • Collating and producing monthly payroll reports
  • Administration of Company benefits schemes
  • Site Communications and Social Media Lead, working strategically with different teams such as Marketing and Corporate to produce and publish high quality, accurate content for both internal and external use.
  • Engagement champion, helps plan and facilitate employee engagement activities for the Keele site. Working to champion different causes and embodying and promoting DE&I inititiaves.
  • Update and maintain SOX controls and ensures full compliance / audit HR data


Profile and Requirements 

  • Educated to GCSE level at a minimum in English and Maths
  • Previous experience of working within a HR Administration role is desirable
  • Previous experience of recruitment including the employee life cycle is advantageous
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and interact competently at all levels within the organisation.
  • Excellent organisational skills in order to work constructively in a fast-moving environment.
  • Demonstrable problem solving skills, able to use sound judgement and communicate decisions effectively
  • Able to travel to the Keele site regularly


Please note: all applicants must have the existing Right to Work in the UK as we are not able to provide sponsorship for this role.


About Corporate Functions 

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River 

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.
At Charles River Laboratories, we recognize and recruit all talent. We are a company committed to the principle of diversity and inclusion and work daily in this direction.