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HR and Recruitment Officer - Full-time

Skills for Life Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F22-165-S
  • Posted:22/06/2022
  • Pay: Salary: £22,571 - £34,373 per annum
  • Start Date:July 2022
  • App Close Date:03/07/2022 at 20:00
  • Interviews:TBC



HR and Recruitment Officer 

Salary: £22,571 - £34,373 per annum(dependant on skills and experience) 

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year 

The opportunity to complete CIPD level 3/5 via the apprenticeship levy is available for the right candidate

 Location: Walderslade Girls’ School, Chatham

**Hybrid working available**


We are looking for an ambitious and experienced HR and Recruitment Officer to join our vibrant, enthusiastic and committed HR team who are on journey of improvement in relation to the streamlining and automation of processes. 

The post holder will support Headteachers and Central Service Managers by providing sound advice in relation to HR procedures, ensuring policies are adhered to, and will support the HR Manager in building an effective team assisting with the improvement of HR processes by streamlining and automating HR related activities.  

The successful candidate will manage all aspects of the recruitment and selection process across the Trust, leading on the on-boarding process including all pre-employment checks.  They will also: 

  • Ensure that each academy within the Trust maintains a confidential single central record (SCR) in line with Ofsted requirements and statutory guidance and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.  
  • Manage the HR element of the Apprenticeship Portal.  
  • Support the HR Manager in aspects of HR casework, providing guidance to Line Managers, and maintaining accurate records.  
  • Support the HR Manager with the development of the HR service by being an advocate for the new system and processes and assist others in getting the best from the system. 

The successful applicant will have extensive experience of working as a HR professional, and in particular, managing recruitment and selection process activities. 

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing several recruitment campaigns at any one time, and be super organised in ensuring recruiting managers are fully up to speed with each vacancy. 

It is essential that the post holder also has excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong knowledge and extensive experience of using HR systems, and be able to identify work priorities and manage workload in a fast-paced environment.

For information on the Skills for Life Trust's values, and how we use these to support our workforce, please visit http://www.sflt.org.uk/trust/skills-life/ 

The Skills for Life Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check) and the receipt of two satisfactory references.  

How to apply? 

To apply for this position, please send your CV to hr@sflt.org.uk 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Closing Date: 3 July 2022


Information about the trust

The Skills for Life Trust, is an established Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which comprises of two secondary academies and three primary academies: Greenacre Academy, Walderslade Girls’ School, Warren Wood Primary Academy, Hilltop Primary Academy and Chantry Community Academy.

The Trust vision is for Skills for Life to pervade the curriculum and extra-curricular activity. In addition to the normal school diet, the Trust aims to prepare our students for the adults that they are to become, through teaching life skills and exposing them to a whole range of potential careers and mentors from the business world, both locally and regionally. The Skills for Life vision also permeates through staff practices, where we are mindful of staff well-being and workload. We are a trust who cares for their staff and this is reflected in our low staff turnover and positive staff surveys.

The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted, encouraged and led by our CEO, Mr Andy Reese. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Manager
  • Address:157 Walderslade Road,
    ME5 0LP
  • Telephone: 01634 861596
  • Email: hr@sflt.org.uk



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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).