Group Office: Human Resources - Administrator

Location:Badshot Lea Road, Badshot Lea, GU9 9JX
Salary: £30,000
Job Reference:#1218

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Squire’s is an expanding family owned group of 16 garden centres located in the West London/Surrey area, employing over 950 people.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join our in-house Payroll/HR team with this very varied and hands on role, in a friendly environment.
Supporting the HR team with all areas of Training, Recruitment, payroll and HR functions. You will be comfortable working in a multisite role, in a very busy HR office.   
Full time, 40 hours Monday - Friday  08:30 - 17:30 (will consider 4 days, salary pro rata)
HR Administration:
  • Ensure compliance with sensitive and confidential information in accordance with the provisions of GDPR.
  • Support HR team with investigations and disciplinaries administration.
  • Support team with recruitment for all areas of the business.
  • Support team with Training administration.
  • Support team with all activities necessary to process the payroll.
  • Ensure HR files are up to date.

Who we are looking for:
  • 4 years’ experience in HR, ideally in a retail environment.
  • Good ability of all Microsoft applications especially Word and Outlook.
  • Strong excel experience.
  • Clear and concise communication (oral and written).
  • Ability to work with pace.
  • Previous experience with Dayforce preferable. 
  • Organised, self-disciplined with a positive, collaborative attitude.
  • Ability to deliver high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage sensitive situations
  • High integrity ensuring confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to self-manage working with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service, professionalism and courtesy to our employees at all levels.
Please apply by emailing your CV and covering letter to Jo Ripley, HR Manager -
Squire’s is a family-owned group of 16 garden centres based in Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, and Berkshire. Since 1936 the purpose of our business has been the happiness of those who work in it.
We are committed to growing our business and to promoting the highest standards in horticulture, catering, and retail.
We want our staff to enjoy working with us in a friendly, energetic customer focused environment.

Rewards & Benefits:
We want our employees to be known for their friendliness, helpfulness, and good customer service, with their whole ethos being ‘nothing is too much trouble for our customers’. In turn we will provide an extensive benefit package, please see below.
  • Employee Discount – 50% in Restaurants and 20% in Garden Centre on joining, increasing to 25% after 2 years’ service and 30% after 5 years’ service.
  • Holiday (including bank holidays) – 5.6 weeks on joining increasing to 6.2 week after 2 years’ service and 6.6 weeks after 5 years’ service.
  • Bonus – We reward our employees with a non-contractual bonus at Christmas, based on the profit of the company in any financial year (first year is dependent on start date)
  • Pension – We are all aware of how important it is to save for our retirement. We offer a Defined Contribution Pension Plan to new employees. If you pay into the plan and meet the government criteria, the company will too, and these contributions will be invested.
  • Attendance – After one years service, if you have worked for a full financial year and have 100% attendance, one day holiday (pro-rata) will be added to your holiday grant as a 'Thank you'.
  • Made A Difference Scheme (M.A.D) – A reward scheme for team members who make a difference to our business through outstanding customer service, over and above normal duties or initiatives that have grown / inspired the business. There is a monthly winner. All winners select a gift to receive.
  • Learning & Development – You can look forward to a wealth of learning opportunities with us that will enhance and develop you with the skills and confidence you need.
  • Birthday – After 6 months service if your birthday falls on your contracted day to work, you can leave work early (holiday policy rules apply). If you have 2 years service on your birthday, you will receive a £25 Squires gift voucher (pro rata for less than 40 hours). 
  • Cycle2work scheme – After 1 years service, a government initiative which offers a 25% to 39% saving on new cycling equipment. This cost is deducted out of your pay over 12 or 19 months.
  • Child's first day at school – After 1 year's service come in late and go home early on your child's first day of school life, so that you can be there to take them and pick them up from school on their first day.
  • RHS Membership or a Tree / Shrub – After 1 years service Squire's employees can choose either one tree or shrub to plant each year up to the value of £50 retail on the anniversary of your engagement or £50 towards RHS annual membership.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – After 2 years service employees are eligible to join an EAP, that gives them access to a range of wellbeing resources, etc.
  • Retirement – After 15 years service if you are retiring and have over 15 years service, your contracted hours will be reduced by a fifth but your pay will remain the same for your final 3 months.
  • Free Parking – Available to all employees in the designated parking areas on our site.