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HR Team Assistant

Job description

Over 175 years ago, our founder Thomas Cook began this company with a vision to ‘broaden the mind of others and break down the partition walls of prejudice.'

Once describing himself as ‘the willing and devoted servant of the travelling public,’ Thomas Cook was a true pioneer of the travel industry, opening up a world of new destinations and new travel experiences to everyone. By obtaining the best services and prices for his customers, he laid the foundations of the company that still bears his name today.

Thomas Cook is now one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, supported by around 22,000 colleagues and operating from 15 countries.

Our vision today remains true to Thomas Cook’s ambitions - to be the world’s most loved holiday company.


HR Team Assistant

Competitive Salary, Benefits & Holiday Discounts

Based in Peterborough

Permanent Position


The role


You’ll be responsible for providing a confidential, efficient PA and administration service to the Heads of HR, this will also include project work as needs arise.


Other responsibilities will include:


  • Organising and maintaining the diary and making appointments, making effective use of time
  • Purchase Order/SAP/HR records management to include timesheets and holiday and absence recording
  • Screening telephone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate
  • Effective planning and arranging of travel and accommodation
  • Liaising with external suppliers and other internal contacts on behalf of the Heads of HR
  • Organise team meetings and events, ensuring that the Heads of are provided with all relevant information and are well-prepared as required
  • Writing and assisting in the preparation of documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations
  • Provide support for ad hoc projects or pieces of work when required
  • Preparation of HR related documents including offer letters and contracts as required


Skills we’d like you to have for this role:


  • Highly organised, uncompromising standards and good attention to detail
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure, within a high profile environment
  • Excellent communication, relationship- building and influencing skills
  • Respect of confidentiality
  • Ability to prioritise work and deliver under tight deadlines
  • Strong team player with “can do” attitude
  • Able to be flexible and proactive
  • Excellent PC & IT skills (particularly MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, email, internet)
  • Experience of working in a confidential  environment


Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company that believes in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.

As you might expect, our holiday benefits are something special. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, depending on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to pick up a holiday at an outstanding price. Working for Thomas Cook, you can travel the world for less.

We also offer a flexible benefits package that gives you a range of options to ensure your benefits match your lifestyle.

Extra information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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