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HR and Payroll Officer (Pretoria) Vacancy at Adams & Adams

When in doubt, contact us Adams & Adams is a leading African law firm specializing in intellectual property law, in addition to providing corporate and commercial legal services. The firm has grown into a South African law icon, with the largest intellectual property law practice in Africa supported by a strong commercial, property, and litigation practice. Adams & Adams has been rooted in over 100 years of legal excellence since its founding in 1908. The firm is characterized by a strong commitment to professionalism, and client care and partner accessibility are two of the cornerstones of the practice.

  • Location Gauteng
  • City Pretoria
  • Job Field Human Resources / HR 

Duties and responsibilities


  • Manage recruitment processes for junior and middle management level positions at
  • all branches
  • Develop job descriptions and person specifications in consultation with partners and managers
  • Advertise positions internally and externally on notice boards, website, and other relevant resourcing platforms
  • Screen applications and provide a shortlist to the recruiting manager
  • Arrange interviews with shortlisted candidates
  • Administer pre-employment assessments
  • Perform background checks and employment references on potential candidates

Employee Onboarding

  • Conduct an effective induction session on the first day of employment
  • Introduce new starters to their respective departments and teams  

HR and Payroll

  • General HR Administration, attend to people queries and provide Payroll support
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures with regards to the HR systems and process
  • Draft and implement checklist systems to ensure all bases are covered and according to auditable standards
  • Provide necessary admin support to the HR Manager and Payroll and Benefits Officer
  • Prepare the documentation for the probationary evaluations and ensure these are handed out and collected on time.
  • Monitor contracts and ensure that timeous notice is given for contracts that will be renewed or not renewed
  • Completion of UIF documents and submissions: e.g. maternity
  • Ensure that documents are ready before new starter commences
  • Ensure that invoices for services providers are paid on time
  • Liaise with brokers concerning problems related to medical aid and provident fund claims and benefits. Be continually updated on changes to medical aid, keep abreast of amendments in legislation 
  • Assist staff with salary-related queries and loan applications
  • Explain salary-related policies and practices
  • Handle advance requests on salaries
  • Assist with medical aid-related and provident fund queries 
  • Assist with any other HR-related duties
  • Quality check loaded information


Skills and knowledge

  • High level of initiative and being pro-active in the practice
  • Ability to prioritise and deal with urgent matters promptly and efficiently
  • Solid understanding of relevant legislation, systems and processes
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure, and to use initiative and meet deadlines
  • Good administrative skills
  • Must be flexible regarding time
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literate (Excel advanced)
  • ESS and HR Premier experience would be advantageous


  • Matric or equivalent qualification
  • A diploma/degree in Human Resources Management or equivalent qualification
  • 3-4 years relevant experience
  • Sage 300 experience

How to Apply :


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