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Human Resources Assistant (Permanent)

Wicksteed Park is looking for a part-time Human Resources Assistant to work in its busy Human Resources department.  This role is a fantastic opportunity for a Payroll or Human Resources Administrator looking to develop while working part-time. This opportunity is for 24 hours a week, with the opportunity to work flexibly. The ideal candidate will have experience in payroll administration and enjoy engaging with and delivering exceptional customer experience.

Wicksteed Park is much more than an amusement park. The park was officially opened in 1921 by Charles Wicksteed as part of his vision to inspire and encourage play to improve the health and well-being of families.  Wicksteed Park offers over 147 acres of beautiful heritage green space and exciting rides and amusements which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to play and explore its beautiful grounds.

We are looking for a strong team player to support the business as it progresses through a period of significant change and growth.

The Human Resources Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all HR queries are dealt with by the Human Resources team effectively and achieving the best resolution for the business.
  • Delivering an accurate Payroll, responsible for collating hours worked and maintaining the Time and Attendance System.
  • Effective administration to maintain all employee files and electronic systems.
  • Actively supporting employee communication and employee engagement.
  • Supporting the recruitment and selection process for a large seasonal workforce.
  • Supporting efficiencies within the Human Resources function to enable the wider team to deliver exceptional customer service, by ensuring that all processes and procedures are in line with our values and business requirements.
  • Supporting the team to deliver people strategies in line with business requirements and values.

At Wicksteed Park you will work as part of a team to engage and empower people as we develop, you will be able to demonstrate values and behaviours aligned to our organisation’s values.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience of working within a hospitality of leisure industry.
  • Working knowledge Payroll, ideally Sage50.
  • Ability to successfully adapt to changing demands and conditions within an environment of change and growth.
  • Experience of using Microsoft packages especially Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to use initiative and manage own workload through effective time management.
  • Ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines whilst maintaining a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues.
  • Discretion in handling confidential data.

This role will offer a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop within a supportive team.  Benefits include free wristbands, discounted parties and room hire, social events, wellbeing assistance and discount hub.  Whilst the role doesn’t require a formal qualification there would be opportunity for development.

If you would like to apply please send a CV and covering letter to our HR team at

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