HR & Office Manager




Due to expansion and growth across the US, my client is seeking a HR & Office Manager to provide local HR support, and manage the day to day running of the office. You will work as part of the Global HR Team and will be experienced in providing operationally focused HR support and be the first point of contact for office management queries in New York.

You will be naturally hands-on and pragmatic, willing to roll your sleeves up, and enjoy fully immersing yourself in all aspects of your role (and beyond!). My client is an established organisation, but is always looking at improving and growing, and that can mean that no two days are the same!



  • Responsible for providing operationally focused HR support, with a broad generalist remit; supporting, or taking the local lead on the following: ER, advisory, stakeholder management, recruitment, learning and development, and comp bens etc.
  • New starter on boarding
  • Preparing contracts of employment for new joiners (post acceptance of offer)
  • Creating and maintaining all NY employee files and records
  • Administering the HR system (Bamboo)
  • Providing regional weekly HR updates and attending HR team meetings
  • Administering the local benefits programmes including building relationships with providers
  • Supporting centralised, and managing local, training initiatives
  • Conducting HR interviews as part of the recruitment process (as required)


  • First point of contact for office management queries in New York (with support for required actions from Global Team)
  • Managing the Office space and facilities


  • Previous experience in an HR focused role is essential, ideally with experience of office management, overseeing the day-to-day operation, and associated regular tasks
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or equivalent
  • Passionate about HR with a strong drive to deliver practical results to the business.
  • Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality, discretion, and sensitivity
  • Naturally collaborative, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Resourceful and efficient with a strong ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • Able to effectively prioritise workload and manage multiple tasks
  • Hard working, able to respond to evolving needs and manage conflicting priorities
  • Knowledge of database software, email systems and ideally, HR systems.
  • Currently, or committed to, undertaking CIPD or equivalent (company funded).

This is a great opportunity to join an innovative, fast paced, highly collaborative, and forward-thinking organisation during a significant growth phase.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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