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Senior Compliance Assistant (HR / Pre-Employment Vetting)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for someone to join our HR Service Centre to work as part of the Resourcing and Compliance Team in providing a remote and responsive compliance administration service. This role specialising in matters governed by UK employment legislation, with specific focus on Right to Work, DBS and Security Clearance for all our new starters and existing employees. We are looking for someone to provide advice to managers and employees regarding essential employee checks, taking into account any specific requirements. We have 34,000 employees within the UK and Ireland and some work within sensitive environments therefore this team is key in ensuring all the correct legal checks are processes are adhered to. Working in a team focused environment, where you will have access to a range of training and development opportunities.

Role Responsibility

The role involves phone and email contact with managers and employees with occasional face to face meetings; you will be case managing complex compliance requests and seeing these through to conclusion. The team work on a CSM system and all actions need to be updated using that tool. As part of the role you will liaise with relevant third parties such as UKBA and Safe Screening, develop and deliver training to up skill and educate managers via phone and WebEx. You will be managing right to work checks for new starters, ensuring satisfactory documentation has been provided, managing DBS, professional registration/qualification for new starters, ensuring necessary paperwork is actioned and processed. In addition you will be maintaining compliance records, ensuring both manual and electronic records are up to date and ensuring all hard and soft copy personnel records are maintained.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Knowledge of  compliance processes and matters surrounding eligibility to work in the UK, DBS, security clearance etc
  • Practical knowledge of legislation, regulatory bodies and related processes
  • Committed to providing a friendly and responsive customer service
  • Ability to identify situations which require close management
  • Well organised with ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong understanding and respect for confidentiality
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintains a professional conduct at all times, remaining calm and in control
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Package Description

£20,000 - £25,000 depending on experience + bonus + benefits.

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster.


About the Company

Sodexo is a global business operating in 80 countries and ranked as the 18th largest employer in the world. We deliver a diverse range of onsite services to our clients ranging from construction, food services and reception through to security and ground maintenance in offices, schools, hospitals, prisons, military basis, oil rigs and hospitality events. We have an unrivalled reputation for building long lasting partnerships with our clients, enabling them to focus on their core business whilst improving the quality of life for their customers.

Our employees are at the heart of everything we do and we understand that the best people can only be recruited and retained through encouragement, investment and support therefore we value the contribution our employees make to the business and continuously celebrate their achievements. We have a passionate commitment to diversity and inclusion and believe each team member has something unique to offer. By embracing this diversity, we enhance our business, strengthen our offer and create an inclusive environment where everyone feels able to fully contribute



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