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Assistant HR/Payroll Consultant x2

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“It feels like we are still at the start of our story and I’m still as enthused about Phase 3 today as I was 15 years ago. I hope you enjoy our website at and look forward to welcoming you to the Phase 3 family soon.”

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Manchester, England, UK


Full Time, Permanent


£21,000 - £29,000 per annum

Purpose of the Role

To support the consultancy and services delivery at Phase 3 by supporting projects and initiatives lead by the consultancy team, ensuring effective and excellent delivery. Assistant Consultants are the first port of call for all client queries and issues and so the role is client focused.

Essential Requirements

Knowledge and understanding of Human Resources and Payroll

Minimal experience of HRIS configuration or systems administration but an appetite to learn

Contextual awareness, particularly of HR and the role of systems and payroll teams, ideally in more than one sector

Familiarity with at least one HRIS product

Understanding of project life-cycle and methods

Communicative fluency, both verbal and in documentation

Strong analytical thinking and open-ness to learning

Ability and willingness to travel within the UK for up to 50% of working time (and not outside of the Monday to Friday week)

Key Responsibilities - This list is indicative and not exhaustive – our organisation is developing rapidly. The HR Systems Consultancy team will work together to cover the holistic Phase 3 client service, such that each post-holder is unlikely to be required to deliver all in scope:

Work alongside consultants following client meetings to explore consultancy requirements and discuss scope
Deliver at least 20% of your working week on a chargeable basis where workloads permit
Work with colleagues, clients and partners to devise project initiation documentation and project plans and support the consultancy team based on those documented requirements
Apply knowledge and training (both formal and on-the-job) to deliver consultancy requirements against the project plan – for a portfolio of clients
(Initially) Undertake fully supported training in the one or more HRIS to which Phase 3 is committed to supporting for our clients and partner organisations
Provide team expertise in specialist configuration areas, with an expectation to own Testing and systems administration
Support the consultancy team by receiving and allocating workloads to the relevant consultant, liaising directly with clients on expected resolution dates
Use reporting tools to create, edit and burst/schedule analytics suites to client organisations – understand analytical concepts and business intelligence possibilities
Assist clients to plan for, prepare and cleanse data prior to migration between systems
Undertake and own appropriate test scripts, carry out internal quality assurance testing and advise on user acceptance testing
Deliver end-user training to the client – including writing training content and materials. This may be onsite at client offices, on Phase 3 premises or offered by phone, remote connection, webinar etc.
Document all configuration work, complying with change control procedures and requirements for system documentation
Manage the Phase 3 compliance for client and partner timesheet and activity recording – to precise weekly deadline and with absolute accuracy.
Participate in client user group meetings and team learning and development events, sharing and acquiring holistic HR systems market knowledge and industry update
Participate in social media activity and networking to engage with the client network and nationwide industry developments
Any other activity commensurate with the role of Assistant Consultant.

More About Phase 3

Phase 3 Consulting are expert People Technology consultants, offering independent and high calibre HR consulting and business services, helping you to master your HR systems and achieve smooth implementation of software such as iTrent, Sage People, CoreHR and ResourceLink. If you are looking for a specialist, independent partner that offers core HR training and payroll services, explore our site and see how we can help your specific needs.

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