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A Day in the Life of a HR Assistant in the MCA

Category: Employer Focus, inclusion, Wellbeing, Manager, organisation, coastguard agency

A Day in the Life of a HR Assistant in the MCA

A Day in the Life of a HR Assistant in the Maritime and Coastguard Agency 

The Central HR Services team is accountable for the effective, efficient and business focused delivery of HR services to senior leaders, managers and staff within the MCA. We do this by leading the relationship with the expert HR services that support the MCA, including Pay & Reward, Organisational Management, Central HR Services and Wellbeing & Inclusion. MCA HR is located at the MCA Headquarters at Spring Place, Southampton.

The HR Assistant role supports the HR Advisor to provide an effective administration and business support service to HR and the wider business.

The HR Assistant’s responsibilities include:

  • Provide general administration support
  • Maintain governance standards including management of registered files and appropriate storage and security of HR information
  • Assist with the administration of professional skills training
  • Work in partnership with HR colleagues to provide administrative support on a range of HR related projects including performance management and resourcing
  • Organise meetings and take minutes
  • Provide support for MCA change programmes in relation to HR processes
  • Deal with general queries from both Internal and External customers on the telephone, email and in person
  • Manage incoming and outgoing post

The role needs a person who:

  • Is a good team player
  • Is accurate and precise in their work
  • Is confident using email, telephone and Internet
  • Can effectively liaise with colleagues at all levels
  • Has a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Discretion is essential as post-holder will have access to sensitive material.

The HR Assistant must be interested in people, be able to provide good customer service and attention to detail.

This position of HR Assistant allows a great opportunity to gain experience in a diverse range of tasks, gain HR knowledge, have further opportunities for learning and development, join a proactive dynamic team and liaise with individuals across all of the Agency and wider Civil Service.

Are you interested in a career with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency? Please click here. 

VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please call 02037405973 or email [email protected] for more information.

We are also officially recommended by Disability Confident as a step on achieving Employer status, please click here for more information.

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email [email protected] for more information.

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