HR Assistant

HR Assistant London, England

Javelin Global Commodities
Full Time London, England 40000 - 45000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

About Javelin

Javelin Global Commodities is a leading global commodities marketing, trading, logistics services and investment firm with offices in London, New York, San Diego, St Louis, Zug, India, Australia and Singapore. Javelin was founded in 2015 and now operates across 50 countries and six continents with respect to more than 20 different commodities across thermal coal, metallurgical coal, iron ore, steel scrap, hydrocarbons, freight, softs, and renewables.

Established in 2015, Javelin employs over 130 people and is a unique place to grow your career. We take pride in our values, global reach, meritocratic culture and strong work ethic. Our success over the years has been built on our guiding principles of customer service, creativity, transparency, integrity, and responsibility.

Whilst our footprint grows, we still foster a small-company atmosphere. We have a flat company structure and encourage collaboration across all seniority levels, teams and locations to generate the best ideas. We are committed to the wellbeing of our colleagues and organise various social evenings, sports clubs and lunchtime activities. Our London office has on-site gym facilities and a golf/sports simulator. Discover more at

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing business as a HR Assistant to support Javelin’s HR VP, as well as relevant internal client groups. You will gain exposure to a wide range of HR tasks that touch on the full employee life cycle with global payroll and benefits being an important aspect of the role.

We’re looking for a self-motivated, positive and professional individual who understands the sensitive and confidential nature of the role.

Key responsibilities include:

· Supporting employees and managers with first line queries relating to payroll, benefits, absence etc

· Ownership of all Onboarding and Offboarding administrative tasks

· Producing all HR documentation, including contracts of employment, leaver letters, references etc.

· Maintenance of Javelin’s HR system and running reports when required

· Facilitating monthly payroll process, liaising with the Finance team

· Working with benefits providers to answer employee queries, adding new employees and managing the portals

· Supporting the HR VP and the business with recruitment activity including complex (due to different time zones) interview booking co-ordination

· Co-ordination of background checks and screenings for prospective employees and Visa/Immigration administrative processes

· Producing HR Metrics when required

· Updating and improving HR documentation, processes and procedures

· Involvement in the co-ordination of the annual 360 performance review process

· General ad hoc administrative tasks for HR VP and Chief of Staff

Skills and Experience Required:

· Graduate level candidate who has some experience in a similar role

· Experience of Payroll and Benefits is advantageous

· Excellent MS Office Skills including Excel is essential

· A Flexible, discrete, and diplomatic approach is essential

· Positive team player who can work effectively independently but also aware of when to request guidance from the HR VP and the Chief of Staff

· Ability to manage and prioritise workload and judge priority and urgency of requests and issues

· Excellent communication skills

· Excellent attention to detail

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £40,000.00-£45,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • Private medical insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme


  • Human resources: 1 year (required)


  • CIPD (preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • London (required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • London: Relocate before starting work (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 21/09/2023

HR Assistant
Javelin Global Commodities

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