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HR Administrator - Part-time

St Michael's Prep School, Otford

  • Ref:KCC886-6016-256S
  • Posted:26/09/2023
  • Pay:£22,000 - £24,000 pro - rata
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/10/2023 at 14:00
  • Interviews:w/c 9th Oct 2023


Part-Time 30 hours per week

All year round or a minimum of 40 weeks per annum (equivalent to St Michael’s Prep term time, INSET days plus a further six weeks)

HR Administrator

Following internal changes, we now have a vacancy for the role of HR Administrator. This is an exciting time to join the St Michael’s Prep team to help shape the transition of systems and processes, improving the effectiveness of the function and offering the staff an improved first-class support service.

The successful applicant will work closely with the HR Manager and experience of working in a previous school setting would be advantageous but is not essential. Strong administration skills are essential as the role will cover a broad range of HR administration including many aspects of recruitment, onboarding, induction, training, absence, changes to terms and conditions, leavers, work experience and liaison with activity providers and contractors. 

We are embarking on a new project to streamline our recruitment and HR systems, therefore an opportunity to become involved with this from the early stages is available. Previous experience in an HR role would be an advantage and excellent IT and communication skills are essential. This is a varied and busy role requiring the ability to work flexibly, prioritise your workload and be open to change; no two days are ever the same!

This is a busy and varied role working the hours across five days, preferably all year round however consideration would be given to working a minimum of 40 weeks per annum; holiday working patterns to be agreed with the HR Manager depending on workload.

Information about the school

St Michael's Prep School is a co-educational day school, rated ‘Excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in our last inspection. We have recently celebrated our 150th anniversary and provide a wonderful learning environment to approximately 480 children aged 2-13, enjoying a beautiful location, overlooking one hundred acres of land. Our state-of-the-art Pre-Prep building sets each child on a learning journey that is rich, active, and inspiring.Children continue into the Prep School, taught by a large number of specialist professionals who work throughout the school to provide a rich array of curricular and co-curricular opportunities.

We can offer you:

A first-class working environment within a welcoming team, modern and well-maintained IT infrastructure; a stafflaptop (where appropriate); supportive colleagues; competitive salary; small class sizes; free meals provided during term time; free parking on site; sick pay scheme; annual salary review; automatic enrolment in the teachers’ pension scheme (TPS) for teaching positions, and our support pension scheme for all other staff (both subject to scheme criteria) and opportunities for continuous professional development. We believe in providing a rounded education where children can pursue their passions, challenge themselves and enjoy a creative and innovative environment. We are continually looking for ways to improve our curriculum and facilities, making them more vibrant, inspiring and in step with our ever-changing world.

Our school motto: perseverantia, sapientia, gratia (perseverance, wisdom, and gratitude) encapsulates our ethos of striving for success and using our skills to make a difference. These values are instilled daily throughout the St Michael’s journey for our pupils, and we strongly believe that to teach our children about the importance of lifelong learning, we must first model this ourselves.

St Michael’s actively manages the inclusion of its people and values diversity, believing that our different ways of being and thinking adds value to our school community. We are committed tocreating and sustaining a more ethnically diverse workforce. In this regard, we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds who share our values in this area.

If you would like to apply for this role, we look forward to receiving your completed application.

For further enquiries please contact the HR department at recruitment@stmichaels.kent.sch.uk or telephone us on 01959 522137.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01959 522137


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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.