People Associate

Posted 07 March 2024
Business Area Admin

Job description

Role Summary

To provide a shared service to the company in line with business objectives.  The core competencies of this role includes understanding the nature of the business, providing advice, support and training in line with the people team needs.  Assisting with queries and providing information and administration to all employees.


Main Responsibilities

  • Support, advise and lead on all aspects of employee relations
  • Keeping employee data up to date
  • Support managers as required by providing a personable and professional approach
  • Ensure that a system of continuous review and improvement is followed
  • Support the HR function in line with agreed procedures, practices, statutory requirements and company objectives
  • Sound knowledge of employment law and legislation
  • Process new starters and leavers
  • Ensure all employees have right to work
  • Conduct DBS checks
  • Deliver the highest standard of departmental and cross departmental communication, teamwork and customer service
  • Conform to all regulations with regard to health & safety

Competencies/Qualifications/Experience Required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT literate and a competent user of Microsoft Word, Excel, all front end systems, CRM and NAV
  • Strong ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a dynamic and very fast moving department
  • A strong and effective communicator



  • To undertake any other duties that fall into the job criteria
  • To conform with all company policies and procedures including Health & Safety
  • To treat all employees, customers and suppliers with dignity and respect
  • This job description is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the post but simply reflects the key areas involved


About Hays Travel

As the UK’s largest independent travel agency, Hays Travel specialise in providing good value, quality holidays alongside excellent customer service. We work with all leading suppliers and can package holidays that include hotels, flights, cruises, tours, attraction tickets, and more. We have over 470 Branches throughout the UK and our Head Office based in Sunderland, is home to tour operator teams, finance, marketing, people/HR and IT, plus many more. We have been operating for over 40 years, and continue to grow each year.


Our values

Our SMILE values are embedded in to our Company and ensures our teams work strongly together. You and all of our colleagues will ensure that the Hays Travel values are demonstrated at all times.

  • Supportive
  • Motivational
  • Innovative
  • Loyal
  • Excellence

What it’s like to work for us?

Whichever location or department you work in, our people are always at the heart of everything we do. We offer a range of training programmes to help you progress personally and professionally, as we know the benefits of promoting and rewarding our hardworking colleagues are extremely important.

Of course, it's not all about work, we're very sociable and there are always lots of team nights-out and company parties. Plus, there are opportunities to travel abroad on educational trips, and you can also take advantage of our colleague discount when booking your own holidays.

Hays Travel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all colleagues. As an accredited employer provider of apprenticeships, we undertake basic checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure the safety of our apprentices for relevant roles.