HR Administrator - 12 months FTC

222 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8HB, UK Req #215
12 June 2024

Simon & Schuster, a global leader in general interest publishing, is dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Adams Media, Avid Reader Press, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at

The Job Profile

Reporting to the Senior HR Business Partner, this role will provide day-to-day HR administration support to Simon & Schuster UK, India, and Australia. The HR Administrator will be a member of the busy and fast-paced HR team and will contribute to the development of a range of HR tools that support the business objectives and help the business achieve operational excellence in its HR activities.

The Job Role

The HR Administrator will support the HR team by taking full responsibility for the execution of transactional HR administration and project coordination across  the employee life cycle including but not limited to recruitment, benefits cycles, performance management, learning  and development, HR systems and  other initiatives.

The core responsibilities of this role include but not limited to; maintaining employee records; updating and maintaining our in-house HR systems with accurate employee data (e.g., new hires, changes to terms and conditions, holiday and sickness records);coordination of recruitment across S&S UK and S&S India, including interview scheduling, liaising with external agencies and preparation of interview questions; HR administration for onboarding, issuing offer letters and employment contracts, changes to terms and conditions and off-boarding.

The Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will be invested in the HR field and working towards becoming CIPD qualified with a working knowledge of the HR generalist field. You will have exceptional organisational and communication skills together with solid knowledge of employment legislation and its application. 
You will be a proactive team player, self-motivated and able to work under pressure. You will also be tactful and sensitive when dealing with employee information maintaining confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an HR team working across multiple projects and become part of a successful and growing publishing house with an impressive list of authors and illustrators across its Adult and Children’s lists.

Location: London

Salary: Starting from £27,000

Deadline: Please apply by 25 June 2024 attaching your CV and cover letter. 

Simon & Schuster UK is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity and gender expression. At Simon & Schuster UK, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all.

Candidates hired for this or any other posted Simon & Schuster UK role will be employees of Simon & Schuster UK Ltd subject to all policies, including the Workplace Privacy Notice,and eligible solely for the benefits plans thereof.

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  • Employment Indicator Temporary
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