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HR Lead - Full-time

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-436S
  • Posted:13/11/2023
  • Pay:KR7/8 depending on exp
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:05/01/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced professional to join our outstanding organisation, to fulfil the role of HR Lead. This post is for 37 hours per week, 42 weeks per year (term time, plus 3 weeks, to be agreed) on Kent Range 7/8 (£25,378 - £28,446, £28598 - £32,333) pro-rata, depending on experience. The successful candidate's working days will be Monday to Friday and start and finish times to be agreed.

The successful applicant will take the lead in HR, including recruitment, absence management, performance management, onboarding, HR systems. They will ensure that all pre-employment processes are in line with safer recruitment guidelines and recruitment procedures are strictly followed and are legally compliant. They will also maintain the Single Central Record. The HR Lead will work closely with the Headteacher and Director of Finance and Resources to develop HR strategies in the application of HR policies and processes.

We welcome applications from candidates with considerable HR experience, preferably within a school setting, and the candidate will ideally have HR qualifications or be educated to Degree level/NVQ Level 5 (or equivalent). Candidates must possess good interpersonal qualities and communication skills. 

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic person to work with an experienced team in our Special School. If you are keen to apply your skills and experience to have a positive impact on the lives of our pupils and staff, then we would like to hear from you.

The benefits of working at Ifield School are:

  • Supported by a consistently high-quality leadership team.
  • Entitlement to Kent Rewards, KCC Employee Benefit Scheme.
  • Enrolment in Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Focus on Mental Health & Wellbeing with access to key services including a free counselling support line.
  • Comprehensive CPD programme.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self Disclosure Form and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, will also be subject to an online search. Ifield School and all its personnel are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and against the ISA Barred List for Children including overseas criminal background checks where applicable. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory recruitment and vetting checks, including two references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

For further information about us, please visit the school website Ifield School - Home. School visits are welcomed, please call Rosie on 01474-365485.

Information about the school

Ifield is a Foundation District Special School for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs and communication and interaction difficulties from age four to nineteen. Ifield School has a dynamic and innovative staff who work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. Inclusion is one of our priorities and this is achieved through our outreach, resources and training centre, Ifield SMILE.

In October 2023 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the Fourth consecutive time.

Ifield was designated a National Teaching School in September 2014 and is committed to the development of the Thames Teaching Alliance for the remainder of its tenure.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KSENT, a co-operative trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with Kings Farm Primary School under one Governing Body collectively known as the Cedar Federation. Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Safe in Education legislation.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Rosie Owen
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: rowen@ifield.kent.sch.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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.