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Human Resources Officer (Kent) - Full-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-95-S
  • Posted:07/06/2023
  • Pay:£26,983 - £30,170 FTE (SAT 7)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:23/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:29th June 2023


  • Salary: £26,983 - £30,170 FTE (SAT 7)
  • Full-time, 37 Hours per week.
  • Based at Ashdown House, Sittingbourne

We have an exciting new opportunity for an HR Officer to join our growing central services team based in Sittingbourne.

As a HR Officer you will be expected to provide an effective advisory and support function to schools within Swale Academies Trust. You will be the key point of contact for new, current, and exiting staff in relation to their pay and pensions matters, as well as providing Headteachers and other senior leaders with advice and guidance on employee relations matters in consultation with the HR Business Partners and maintaining confidentiality and respect whilst adhering to policies, procedures and regulatory framework.

This opportunity will challenge and develop your HR knowledge along with your organisational skills, so drive, enthusiasm and creativity is essential, as is a level 5 CIPD or be working towards one. You will be required to have up to date knowledge of employment legislation and HR best practice along with an understanding of staff pay and payroll processes.

Previous experience of working within the education sector would be an advantage but it is not essential.

Join us to benefit from:

  • Being part of a highly successful trust;
  • Being part of a caring and supportive Central Services and HR team;
  • Hybrid working;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.
  • Generous Holiday entitlement of 26 days plus bank holidays and a concessionary day to be taken at Christmas.
  • Christmas closure (3 days holiday entitlement is used for this).
  • Additional holiday entitlement for 5 years + service.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this vacancy. If you would like to know more about the Trust and its schools please visit our website: swale.at

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Sirena Ashman, Head of HR, for an informal discussion regarding the post by email: sirena.ashman@swale.at telephone 01795 426091.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date:  29th June 2023

Swale Academies 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 exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the trust

Since its creation in September 2010 Swale Academies Trust has become a strong and successful school improvement service, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category and turning them into good schools. A glance at the most recent Ofsted reports for Westlands Primary School, Meopham School, The North School, Regis Manor School and The Sittingbourne School, will all point to the effectiveness of the Trust in bringing about change and providing and enabling excellent leadership. First and foremost Swale Academies Trust is about the provision and development of high quality leadership and management.

We don’t seek to develop clone schools that deliver education in a regimented manner. Rather, we value the development in our schools of a spirit of enquiry and action research that provides the best possible education that is right for pupils in a local setting. We do however collectively value and strive for all pupils to produce beautiful work which showcases their development over time of which they, their teachers and support staff and parents can be really proud. We are proud of our schools and we strive for a sense of shared pride in the achievements of all of our students.

Our ambition is driven by enabling schools and children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent and highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma and a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values and who provide the highest quality challenge and support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Team
  • Address:Swale Academies Trust,
    Ashdown House,
    Johnson Road,
    ME10 1JS
  • Telephone: 01795 426091
  • Email: recruitment@swale.at



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 Education.