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Job Description 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an HR Administrator to join Britten-Norman Limited, a Britten-Norman group company, producer of one of the most successful civil aircrafts ever manufactured in the UK and now the UK’s only independent civil aircraft manufacturer. Whilst we have been successfully producing aircraft continuously for over 50 years, we are also a leading aerospace SME and offer a wide range of aviation related services to an international client base.


This is an exciting time to join us, as we are currently in a period of development and expansion.  We are therefore looking for a strong administrator to be part of our HR team. The HR Administrator will provide a high level of HR administrative support to Britten-Norman and its subsidiaries.  This would also be an ideal role for an experienced administrator looking to start a career in HR.

This role is based at our Southampton premises.


Primary Tasks

Main tasks will include but are not limited to:

·      Process HR related documentation including but not limited to new starter forms, notification of absence forms and sickness related paperwork

·      Assist with the administration of the full employee life cycle including new starter documents, probationary reviews, appraisals, training & development requests, leaver’s letters and exit interviews

·      Process the new starters’ documents including adding them on the HR software, and updating their digital and physical file, including scanning and filing

·      Ensure the Time and Attendance system is updated daily with employee absences to enable production of accurate regular standard reports

·      Assist with the collection of information for monthly payroll reports for the Finance Department

·      Support recruitment by arranging and taking notes of interviews as required

·      Draft clear, fluent and accurate and letters to employees on behalf of the Company


Key Skills and Attributes: 

·      Able to communicate effectively and clearly to a wide range of people at all levels 

·      Strong IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office applications and the ability to create simple functions, tables and forms

·      Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

·      Ability to prioritize while working on multiple tasks at once

·      Able to remain flexible to meet the wider demands of an expanding business


Minimum Qualification Requirements: 

·      5 x GCSE grade C or above including maths and English 

·      2 A levels in relevant subjects or equivalent

·      CIPD Level 3 would be desirable but not essential 

Required Experience

·      Experience of administrating and updating internal databases 

·      Previous HR administration experience would be desirable but not essential

·      Understanding of HR processes 

·      Previous experience of working for an SME

·      Previous experience of working in a busy environment to tight deadlines



·      33 days holiday (Inclusive of bank holidays) 

·      Contributory pension scheme of up to 4%

·      Eligibility to join the healthcare scheme upon successful completion of the probationary period


Any offer of employment will be conditional, subject to the successful completion of the Company’s Security Clearance process.  This will be arranged by the Company on the candidate’s behalf.      


If you wish to apply for this role, please forward your CV and a covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role, to recruitment@britten-norman.comby the closing date.


Due to the high number of applicants we receive, unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applications. As such, if you have not received a response from us within 3 weeks of submitting your application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time if we receive a high level of applications therefore we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.