Are you a driven HR professional looking to progress your career and enhance your existing skills in a passionate and fast paced environment? Victim Support is an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve.Working as part of the national People Services – HR team, the HR Assistant will join a small but extremely busy team based in Preston. The team is hard working and committed to delivering a first class service to the charity and its 1,000+ employees across the full range of Human Resource activities involved in the employee lifecycle. In this busy role you will support all processes associated with the employee lifecycle from recruitment and on-boarding, processing payroll, monitoring sickness absence and ensuring appropriate application of HR policies and procedures. You will also fulfil all general HR administration activities, including managing the HR inboxes, adhering to legal requirements including DBS and Right to Work checks and maintaining our HR and Applicant Tracking Systems. You will be the first point of contact to provide HR advice and guidance to line managers across your region and will be accountable for supporting the HR Business Partners in effectively managing relations and absence. Ensuring we deliver a fast and effective solution to managers and employees. Ideally, we would love you to have some experience of preparing and analysing HR data to support the team to be able to report on trends in absence, processes and turnover for example. Victim Support is a professional and friendly organisation and being a small HR team we work very well together. You need to be conscientious, very well organised, flexible, friendly and discreet with a genuine interest in Victim Support’s values. You will be expected to deliver excellence in HR administration, maintaining your own workload, ensuring you provide and accurate and timely service to the HR Team, line managers and employees. Ultimately you will be a people person who can manage internal relations well.In return for all of this, we have a comprehensive benefits package includingPension and life assurance25 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus bank holidaysEmployee Assistance ProgrammeSavings discount scheme for discounts off Major high street retailers, entertainment, holidays and days outFinancial wellbeing hubEnhanced maternity paySeason ticket loansEye care vouchersApplications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are outlined in the person specification under essential and tested area. In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form. If the vacancy has not specified the essential criteria for shortlisting, please use this section to express how your experience and skills are relevant for the role.If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.Victim Support is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if we are representative of the communities we serve in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans-identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.