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Schools HR Adviser


Job Description:

Schools HR Adviser Based in London and the salary is £34,689 pa PAYE  

This is a full time temporary role. 

Employer Reference:PERM

This role will involve:

  • Under the direction of the Human Resources Business Partner, provide a human resources service to an allocation of around 30 schools within an agreed service level agreement on a traded basis. Provide advice and guidance as needed to all schools that trade with the service.
  • Plan the work for your allocated schools with the Human Resources Business Partner to ensure that quality standards and deadlines are met, priorities are identified and delivered to deadline and, where problems or concerns arise, they are resolved quickly and effectively with the schools concerned.
  • Under the direction of the Human Resources Business Partner, provide high quality, professional human resources advice, guidance and support to schools on the full range of human resources issues including: organisational change, redundancy, redeployment, case management, employment tribunals, industrial action, disciplinary, grievance, performance, absence management, ill health retirement, recruitment, pay and terms and conditions of employment.
  • Manage a personal allocation of employee relations case work. Influence, persuade, coach and support school leaders to take appropriate action and manage risks in accordance with agreed policies and procedures. Refer more complex cases to the Human Resources Business Partner.
  • In collaboration with other team members, review and update audit documentation to evaluate school compliance with human resources legislation and recommended policies and procedures, undertake audits and report on findings on an annual basis.
  • Collate and record information in response to freedom of information requests and other ad-hoc reporting on behalf of the Head of Schools Human Resources.
  • Support the Human Resources Business Partner to deliver change programmes in schools including: collating contractual information, undertaking job evaluation, calculating redundancy severance for affected staff, supporting redeployment, producing and disseminating documents, collating and checking information required for TUPE transfers, and undertaking job evaluation.

Ideally candidates will have:

  • CIPD Level 5 or other recognised human resources qualification, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
  • Understanding of human resources legislation and best practice
  • Developing effective working relationships to understand the needs of customers and other stakeholders and providing well informed advice
  • Delivering high quality and accurate work to deadline in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team to ensure service objectives are met
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as plan, prioritise and meet deadlines

Due to high volumes of CVs received we are not able to respond to all unsuccessful applications. You will always however hear from us by phone if we are able to take your CV forward to the next stage.

If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to [email protected] quoting the reference number.

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  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Human Resources

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