HR & Admin Assistant 

Salary: £25,000-£28,000 (depending on experience)


We’re one of the Midland’s biggest and most successful agencies — and we’re ready to welcome a new cub to the team!

Digital marketing and advertising wizards Big Cat teamed up with PR and social media legends spottydog communications earlier this year. Together, we offer clients a full-service marketing communications solution.

Our team is composed of passionate individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment and are committed to delivering exceptional results for our clients.

We are seeking a motivated and highly organised HR & Admin Assistant to join our team and support our Operations Director. This role is ideal for someone who is detail-oriented, possesses excellent communication skills, and thrives in a collaborative and busy environment. As the HR & Admin Assistant, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of our agency by managing various administrative tasks and assisting with human resources procedures.

We would be open to offering full time or part time hours for this role, but it is essential that you are in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.


This role

  • Assist the Operations Director with day-to-day administrative tasks, including managing calendars, scheduling meetings, and handling correspondence.
  • Support the recruitment process by posting job openings, screening CVs, and scheduling interviews.
  • Coordinate onboarding and offboarding processes for new hires and departing employees.
  • Maintain employee records and ensure compliance with HR policies and procedures.
  • Assist with payroll processing and benefits administration.
  • Manage general office management duties, such as ordering supplies, managing office equipment, and organising company events.
  • Assist with the company finance system.
  • Assist with special projects and initiatives as needed.

You will need:

  • 1-2 years of experience in an administrative role
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Our culture

Maintaining our vibrant workplace culture, as well as fostering an environment to support learning and development, means we come together as a team to operate from our Birmingham city centre workspace on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, with the option of remote working outside of our core days.

With a pet-friendly office, you’ll need to like dogs or our office dogs (Lily and Lottie) will be upset, as will some of our lovely pet-sector clients!

We’re famous for our quarterly team social events, where we get together to have fun and let our hair down. Previous social events have seen us cruising the Birmingham canals, whipping up creative bakes, trying our hand at darts, and turning our office into our very own wellbeing centre. Check out our Instagram page (@bigcatagency and @spottydogcomms) for a behind-the-scenes look at what we get up to!

We’re committed to supporting learning opportunities and continuous professional development, supported by our membership with leading bodies IPA and CIPR.

We also offer a great package, with extras such as 3% match pension, 24 days holiday together with up to five additional days offered for family care. The salary will be equivalent to the level of experience you have and will range from £25,000-£28,000.


We welcome applications from all backgrounds so our team can be as representative as the community we serve. If you’re not sure if this could be the right role for you, do get in touch — we’d be happy to answer any questions that might hold you back from applying. 

To apply, send us your CV and let us know why you believe that this is the role for you. Email to [email protected] 

If you’re successful in the first phase, you’ll be invited to attend an assessment day at our office, where you’ll be set a series of tasks so we can get to know you and you can get to know our team, too.

Applications close 31st May 2024. Please be aware that we can’t wait to welcome a new pup to the pack; so, if we find a top dog before our closing date, we will close our recruitment search ahead of this date. 

Please note that it is vital that you must live within a 45-minute commute of our office in central Birmingham (B2 5UG). We’re just a five-minute walk from New Street Station.

We hope to meet you soon!

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