Pharmiweb ChannelsAll | PharmaCo | Clinical Research | R&D/BioTech | Sales/Mktg | Healthcare | Recruitment | Pharmacy | Medical Comms RSS Feed RSS Feeds RSS Feed PharmiWeb Candidate Blog RSS Feed PharmiWeb Client Blog

Job Details

Senior HR Administrator (Berkshire, UK)

Company: Covance
Location: Maidenhead, BErkshire
Reference: 66116BR
Closing Date: 23 Jan 17
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

We have a current opportunity for a Senior HR Administrator to join our busy team based in Covance's Maidenhead office. Supporting the Director, Human Resources CDCS and working with his team across UK, Ireland and Europe


COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

You can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance’s impressive history of company stability and growth. We’ve achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team’s capabilities. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner.

We have a current opportunity for a Senior HR Administrator to join our busy team based in Covance's Maidenhead office. Supporting the Director, Human Resources CDCS and working with his team across UK, Ireland and Europe, you will be a vibrant, self-motivated, process driven self-starter, possessing proven ability to deliver in a fast paced, high volume environment. Acting as the interface between line managers, employees and HR Managers with straightforward generalist queries, assisting employees and managers on HR processes, policies & legal regulations. 

The ideal candidate will have HR Administration eaxperience in a corporate environment, be people focused, professional and friendly, possessing great attention to detail, accuracy and confidentiality; these are a must for this exciting new role. We are looking for candidates who are ambitious and want to progress their career within the HR department, whilst also having the ability to tackle everyday tasks such as filing with enthusiasm! To fit into this great team you will need to have a great sense of humour, whilst remaining professional and enjoy working with and supporting those around you.


About the job:

  • Coordinate and administer the Leave of Absence processes (maternity, sick leave, unpaid leave)
  • Ensure all paper-based and electronic employee records are accurate and filed on a regular basis and in accordance to the local laws and established filing protocol
  • Liaise with HRIS, Reward and Benefits and Global People Services groups within HR
  • Work with Payroll to meet deadlines; co-operate with Recruitment and Talent, Finance and Payroll to ensure the correctness of payroll data (double checking if all HR transactions e.g. new hires, merits, bonuses, etc.) are accurately reflected
  • Research legislation changes; suggest changes to the existing processes if applicable
  • Propose, write and update HR policies and procedures and standard communication letters
  • Provide standard HRIS reports to Business Unit Managers and HR Managers. Reconcile and interpret data and resolve queries/issues for the HR Managers as appropriate
  • Liaise with managers regarding the leaver process, prepare leaver documentation and communication, coordinate and administer the exit process 
  • Advise new starters at new starter welcome meetings and become their initial link with HR; deliver HR Administration content to local new hire induction days if applicable
  • Prepare documentation for promotions, probationary periods, transfers and other changes; proactively contact Line Managers to remind them about the transactions, ensuring the documents are collected, content verified and highlighting the potential employee or employment issues to HR Director
  • Administer reference letters – mortgage, rental, ex-employees
  • Contribute to and implement improvements to HR processes within Covance
  • Support the PMD process with guidance from HR Manager including providing advice to managers on forms and processes, logging and review forms, producing reports on figures and any other associated duties
  • Initiate PeopleSoft audits, identifying and resolving the potential mistakes
  • Induct, train and support new HR Administrators
  • Perform other duties as assigned


About you:

  • Required: Higher education in the related field (e.g. Administration, Human Resources, etc.) 
  • Preferred: Formal HR Administration qualifications/title
  • HR Administration experience in a corporate environment
  • Excellent computer skills: Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Ability to work in a confidential, professional manner under minimum supervision
  • Flexible, adaptable and ability to use initiative
  • Strong administration skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Customer focused with good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Good knowledge of internal HR policies & procedures (applicable for internal candidates only)
  • Awareness of relevant employment legislation 
  • Ability work professionally with all management levels within the business
  • Experience with Employee Information Databases would be an added advantage
  • Excellent English, both written and oral


We Offer:

Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities. At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality and provide opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career

Apply for this job: Senior HR Administrator (Berkshire, UK)

Contact Information:

Address:  Covance- Maidenhead

Website:  Visit Our Web Site

Share | | |
Site Map | Privacy & Security | Cookies | Terms and Conditions is Europe's leading industry-sponsored portal for the Pharmaceutical sector, providing the latest jobs, news, features and events listings.
The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.