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HR Associate - Full-time

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F40-86-S
  • Posted:11/08/2022
  • Pay:£22,818 - £26,997 per annum
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:22/08/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


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Salary: TSAT Paygroup 3 £22,818 - £26,997 per annum  

Location: Trust Central Offices, New Horizon’s Children’s Academy, Chatham 

The Role

We are looking for a HR Associate to join our HR team to support the management of HR associated administration and compliance. This is an ideal opportunity for someone either looking for their first role in HR or an experienced HR member of staff looking to develop. 

We are passionate about developing our staff and we would be willing to fund the successful applicant’s qualification in HR or payroll.

This role is all an all year-round role for 37 hours per a week however we would be willing to accept applications from applicants looking for part time hours and would encourage you to contact us.

We run an in-house HR function, offering HR , Recruitment  and Payroll services to our schools covering the entire employee life cycle. To learn more about our HR service please reach out to us via email – s.arnold@tsatrust.org.uk 

We are always looking for ways to offer our customers an even better service and you will play a part in shaping this service and ensuring that our payroll function is highly effective and offers great customer services to our schools.


What you will need to succeed:

For further details please see the attached JD and person specification

  • Experience of working in an administrative function
  • Knowledge of  HR and payroll legislation would be an advantage but can be taught on the job
  • Experience working within an operational HR and payroll team would be a distinct advantage
  • Hardworking individual with accurate attention to details 
  • Quick to learn and motivated to deliver a high level service to our schools 
  • Good ICT skills and knowledge of MS products in particular Word and Excel 
  • Able to work independently and manage own workload and time effectively 
  • Maintain confidentiality inside and outside of the workplace

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working for our Trust in our HR & Payroll Team, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today! If you would like to arrange an informal conversation about the role please contact Simon Arnold via  email - s.arnold@tsatrust.org.uk 

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site, please click here to submit an application via Microsoft Forms

If this position  is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please click here to join our Talent Pool. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

Think about their Thinking Be their Best self Shape their Success In this way we transform life chances

Goodwin Academy is a vibrant and engaging key stage 3-5 mixed academy based in the heart of Deal. At Goodwin, we are committed to transforming the life chances of our students, ensuring that all are supported and encouraged to achieve their personal best. We deliver this through the BEST Agenda - ‘Be Your Best’ with BEST being an acronym for B = Brilliance, E = Enrichment, S = Society and T = Thinking

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.