Chelsie, HR Administrator

I took on a permanent role with Ability in January 2016 – I’d been on temporary contracts with the company since June and before that with a temp agency.

I was pleased to join the company because I like the environment – we’re a very close-knit team over here. I do like the variety you get in HR, and the atmosphere.

My day is generally filled up with recruitment administration. I usually start by responding to the applications that have come in over the weekend or the night before, by sending out acknowledgements. I carry out all the administration in relation to recruitment which includes advertising vacancies, issuing contracts, referencing and DBS checks, so I’m liaising with applicants most of the day.

I also manage a number of other internal processes, such as monitoring sickness and probation records and dealing with any contractual amendments. I work closely with payroll to make sure everything is processed correctly.

I really like working with my colleagues throughout all the Ability services. A lot of the time I see people from the time they come in for interview and, later, when we do their inductions. I like building the relationships with staff right from the start.

The best thing is the company. I like that it’s a charity and that we are passionate about looking after our customers – I’ve even been lucky enough to be able to spend time meeting some of our customers. It’s a very rewarding industry to be working in.