HR Administrator

Website Pennard Vets

Beyond the ordinary

We’re the world’s largest employee-owned vet group – and proud of it!

We do things differently, and we do them well.

Our reputation in Kent and beyond is something we’re really proud of. We take fantastic care of our patients and clients.

And we do that by prioritising our team and ensuring they have everything they need to be the best. Our seven practices are equipped to the highest standards, including our hospital in Sevenoaks, from which we run our own emergency and out of hours service.

But more than that, we empower our team to take ownership of their careers and the service they deliver. We’re the world’s largest employee-owned vet group. This means every member of our team holds a stake in the business and is committed to ensuring our practice is beyond the ordinary.

About the role

We are looking for a new HR Administrator to join our talent team, who is detail oriented with strong organisational and administrative skills. The position is based at our new site in Sevenoaks having recently moved out of the site in which we were for over 130 years.

As an HR Administrator, you will need to maintain accuracy and compliance in your tasks whilst maintaining excellent discretion and communication skills. You will be supporting the HR Manager with payroll and various HR administrative processes for over 150 members of staff, both clinical and non-clinical. This role is a great opportunity for an individual who carries a passion for their work in talent and a drive to thrive in an Employee Owned environment.

We are looking for someone who has these qualities:

  • Manage payroll submissions and maintain comprehensive employee records using Breathe HR software.

  • Oversee employee benefits and remuneration, including the administration of benefits and liaising with the benefits providers.

  • Coordinate end-to-end onboarding and offboarding processes

  • Address and escalate employee relations issues to the HR Manager or Directors.

  • Assist with recruitment tasks, from posting job adverts and preparing employment contracts.

  • Support training and development initiatives, and manage employee engagement and recognition programs.

  • Streamline HR processes and enhance efficiency with HR technologies.


  • Possess strong experience in HR administration, with strong organisational skills, great attention to detail and a proficiency in Microsoft Office and the HR software Breathe.
  • Time spent in managing payroll is a must.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a capacity to handle sensitive information confidentially.
  • Possessing a level 3 CIPD qualification would be an advantage, but not essential.
  • Strong personal integrity with the ability to multitask effectively under pressure

If this sounds like the role for you please send your CV and cover letter to

It’s your career- OWN IT!

About Pennard Vets

At Pennard Vets, every member of our team is an employee owner of the practice, committed to ensuring our service goes beyond the ordinary. We’re creating an environment that looks after the people that look after the pets. We’re 125 years old, and by operating in this way, we’ll continue to grow for the next 125 years, and beyond.