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Royaume-Uni, LondonRoyaume-Uni, London

Bonhams

Date de publication 04.02.2024

3 a postulé

People Administrator (French Speaking)

About the Company

Bonhams is a global auction house with an 18th century heritage poised for transformative change. Our global operations are based in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong where we sell in over 60 categories, including motor cars, paintings, jewellery, and entertainment memorabilia.

Our employees are passionate about their work and we pride ourselves on a bespoke approach that aims to make every client feel important.

About the Team

We aspire to develop a diverse and engaged workforce to lead Bonhams to excellence and achieve its vision. Our mission is to: embed Bonham's vision, mission and values through strategic People planning and execution; attract, develop, reward, and retain a talented and diverse workforce; and provide efficient and solution-focused services.

We define teamwork as -

- Taking accountability for outcomes
- Identifying ways to be of assistance to others
- Embodying collaboration and communicating clearly
- Aligning actions to maximise the quality-of-service delivery
- Providing data, metrics, and resources to facilitate transparency
- Sharing opportunities for improvement

About the role

In this creative and dynamic role, you will work closely with our People Team supporting all elements of the employee lifecycle in the UK, Europe and APAC, from attraction of prospective employees to growing and developing them right up to after they leave the company.

Key responsibilities:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for all People-related queries in the UK, Europe and APAC and escalate as appropriate
  • Providing professional and efficient administrative support through the full employee lifecycle, including issuing all HR Documentation
  • Supporting onboarding including leading inductions and ensuring our new starters are set up for success
  • Offboarding leavers smoothly and holding exit interviews
  • Managing the recruitment process, including preparing job adverts, advertising roles, screening applications, and liaising with external agencies and candidates
  • Managing the company career page and LinkedIn Recruiter account
  • Maintaining accurate employee records in our HR systems and employee files
  • Creating regular and ad hoc report requests on different HR metrics
  • Assisting with the monthly payroll process
  • Working with Finance to ensure all HR-related invoices are processed as appropriate
  • Assisting the People Team with ad hoc projects, such as Graduate Programme and the implementation of new projects and initiatives.
  • Ensuring handbooks and policies are kept up to date


In addition to the tasks and responsibilities listed, you may be required to perform other duties as assigned by your Manager.

Key Skills and Attributes:

  • Fluent in both English and French is essential.
  • Experience in People Administration within a fast-paced environment - international experience preferable.
  • Excellent digital skills and proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, preferably with experience of HR Data Management.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills, ability to manage conflicting deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Excellent Team Player.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and operate discreetly.
  • Accuracy and excellent attention to details.
  • Able to build strong working relationships and gain respect across all levels of the organisation.
  • Confident communicator both in writing and verbally.
  • Creative, but practical approach to problem-solving.


What We Offer
  • 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays) increasing to 33 with service.
  • Private Health Care
  • Life Assurance
  • Health & Wellbeing Assistance Program
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
  • Learning and Training Assistance Program
  • Annual Travel Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Flexible working - The People team operates a hybrid of office and remote working


If you wish to apply, please send your CV by the 19th February 2024 at midnight.

We thank you for your interest in this position but please note that we will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration.

Bonhams is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to fight for equality, we work to ensure a fair and consistent interview process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

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