HR Coordinator

Margaret Howell Limited

We are seeking a highly motivated, well organised HR Coordinator to provide administrative and organisational support across the employee life cycle, ensuring the efficient delivery of HR and Health and Safety services across our Design, Retail, Production and Head Office functions. This position is a perfect opportunity for someone who is keen to progress in HR, gaining experience in a truly generalist role.

Key Responsibilities


  • Provide administrative support for the recruitment process, assisting with candidate

packs, advertising, shortlisting and first interviews to ensure the best possible service is provided to applicants

  • Coordinate on-boarding and off-boarding processes to create a holistic, welcoming and positive employee experience
  • Provide administrative payroll support ensuring the timely and accurate payment of 150+ staff, including staff in Europe
  • Support line managers across all parts of the business, providing advice as required

to ensure the consistent application of policies and procedures


  • Responsible for coordinating the Health and Safety requirements within our shops, warehouse facility and offices, carrying out audits, spot checks, site tests and training
  • Support and train managers to carry out risk assessments and to identify, implement and monitor corrective remedial action
  • Arrange H&S training as required in each location and ensure all records are updated regularly and accurately
  • Take ownership of maintaining and updating H&S checks and logs across all locations e.g., employee training records, first aid boxes, accident records
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of and follow the Company’s H&S procedures and processes
  • Coordination of Health and Safety maintenance work across all locations
  • Demonstrate initiative with Company H&S projects, involving physical as well as mental wellbeing



  • Previous experience working in HR and/or H&S roles
  • Ideally Minimum CIPD Level 3 and working towards Level 5. Study support will be considered
  • Excellent administrative, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Highly organised and proactive with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work to deadline
  • Highly adaptable and a hands-on approach
  • Strong work ethic, absolute discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to work on own initiative and identify areas for improvement in systems and processes
  • Willingness to engage with and deliver on a diverse range of work and projects
  • Experience of using HR information systems for recruitment and record keeping

Computer literacy, including Excel

  • Willing and able to travel to our different London/UK locations as required


  • Experience of carrying out risk assessments
  • Experience in a retail environment
  • Interest in fashion and design

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