Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

People Services Advisor


Job Description:

As a developing Multi Academy Trust, now is an exciting time to join our Central People Team as we look to secure an experienced People professional who will own set provisions to manage the People lifecycle in line with the Trust’s People strategy plan and organisation’s KCSIE initiatives, processes and procedures.

Providing an inclusive education for children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), this role is crucial in supporting our continued growth organisation. We can guarantee everyday will be different, the learning and experience this role will deliver is second to none.

Key accountabilities, duties and responsibilities:

  • To build strong working relationships with your Head of Education Provisions (HoEPs) and act as a single HR point of contact for your individual EPs, driving the business performance forward
  • To advise on and implement HR policies effectively within the EPs, such as working practices, recruitment, absence management, accurate pay, Equality & Diversity (E&D) and terms and conditions of employment
  • To guarantee accurate and timely advice and guidance to the HoEPs on policies and procedures, including, pay, terms and conditions and employment legislation
  • To promote E&D within the EP and consistent across the BSM
  • To support the Director of People & Culture with actively implementing the E&D objectives as signed off by the Brunel Board
  • To ensure your HoEP has the most accurate HR data for their EP, to help and support them making sound and detailed decisions on their staff teams
  • Reporting any themes and trends identified in your individual EPs to the People Services Manager regarding any skill gaps for training & development and employment law areas of opportunity
  • To advise on the required response to statutory changes in workplace legislation and ensure policies and processes reflect the changes and are up to date
  • Complete regular HR 1:1 meetings with your HoEPs to discuss HR KPI and Employee Relation cases
  • Line manage a People Services Officer and ensure all reviews are completed on time and training are up to date
  • To ensure staff well-being is maintained through an active support role with a view to minimising both authorised and unauthorised absence. This is promoted within each EP and consistent across the Brunel
  • To be responsible for planning, updating and monitoring of HR systems, procedures and policies
  • Oversee the smooth running of our recruitment procedures, in line with ‘Safer Recruitment’ processes. This includes preparing/ supporting on advertisements, job descriptions, setting up interview panels with candidates and governors and overseeing the administration duties of these processes, where appropriate
  • To support the HoEPs with recruitment needs demonstrating discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • To maintain manual and computerised records to assist with accurate payroll administration from the People Services department and produce reports and analysis when required and in line with KPI’s
  • To oversee the process for ‘new starters’ within your EPs, this includes ensuring all information is obtained and accurate before processing, using the appropriate computerised systems to ensure the HR systems are reflective of exact data on each member of staff
  • Oversee the process of issuing all new staff information/ induction packs, ensuring all relevant paperwork is signed and filed correctly
  • To take responsibility for coordinating Probationary reviews and Appraisal processes in your EPs, advising and coaching where necessary
  • To lead on updating and maintaining your EPs specific data on the HR system including; absence monitoring, terms & condition of employment changes and training
  • To ensure Contracts of Employment and associated amendments to contracts are processed in accordance with statutory timescales and department processes, raising any concerns to the People Services Manager, if required
  • To assist in formal capability, grievance, absence review and disciplinary meetings.
  • To be responsible for administering and issuing staff leavers with Exit Questionnaires and providing them with an opportunity to discuss their departure face-to-face, providing an analysis of information to the People Services Manager for your EP, identifying any areas for improving retention of staff and necessary actions
  • Informing members of staff of their employment rights and entitlements and keeping them up to date on any changes that are made
  • To proactively ensure your employment law knowledge and practice is up to date at all times, advising accordingly on the changes with the People Services Manager
  • To undertake any other responsibilities as reasonably requested by the People Services Manager


Continual Professional Development (CPD):

  • Under the guidance of the People Services Manager, identify and complete regular and relevant CPD and training
  • Maintain an up to date awareness of current employment law and HR best practice



  • Attend all safeguarding training as required for your position, this including safer recruitment
  • Understand and apply Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines in all aspects of the recruitment process
  • As directed by the People Services Manager, attend any internal meetings on compliance and the Single Central Register
  • To comply with and assist with the procedures relating to child protection, Health and Safety, confidentiality and data protection at all times



  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    United Kingdom

  • Industry Sector Education

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