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HR Administrator - Term Time

The Wyvern School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7069-129S
  • Posted:02/12/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:03/01/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Mid Jan -TBC


Due to retirement, we are looking for a full time HR Assistant to undertake a variety of HR administrative duties. 

Kent Range 5 - £20,595 (pro-rata £18,298) 37 hours per week, term time only plus 2 weeks during school holidays.

The HR Assistant duties involve a wide range of activities supporting our HR Manager and Senior  Leadership Team, from maintaining our employee database to helping process contractual changes. An important part of your role will be to act as the liaison between HR and employees, ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of requests and questions. 

HR Assistant skills we’re looking for include excellent organisation ability, familiarity with SIM and HR software and strong communication skills. To be an ideal candidate for the Human Resources Assistant position, you would have some experience of HR within schools . You should be able to work autonomously and remain calm under pressure. Following training , you will be able to assist our HR Manager and SLT in the whole recruitment lifecycle.


  • Assist with day to day operations of the HR function and duties
  • Provide clerical and administrative HR support
  • Compile and update employee records (hard and soft copies)
  • Deal with employee requests regarding human resources issues
  • Assist in payroll preparation by providing relevant data (absences, leavers, overtime etc.)
  • Communicate with the School's HR and Payroll provider when necessary
  • Assist with recruitment checks

For more information, please read the attached job description and person specification or contact our HR Manager, who would be more than happy to discuss the role. 

The Wyvern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service.

Please complete the online application form. CV's will not be accepted

Information about the school

The Wyvern School is a large, dynamic, forward-looking school, with the aim of helping to shape best practice for pupils with complex needs. The school caters for 350 pupils with severe, profound and complex needs including autism.

If you want to play a part in making a difference to the lives of children with complex needs, we would love to hear from you!

The Wyvern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. For all positions where a criminal record check is identified as necessary, an application for a DBS check will be made in the event of the individual being offered the position. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please see our school website for our policy on ex-offenders.

For further details on the School's child protection policy, please see our school website.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2022, as part of the shortlisting process the School reserves the right to conduct an on-line search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence. Any relevant information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children will be discussed with the applicant.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Michelle Humphreys - HR Manager
  • Address:Great Chart Bypass, Ashford, Kent, TN23 4ER
  • Telephone: 01233 621468
  • Email: personnel@wyvern.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.