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HR Lead & PA to Headteacher - Full-time

Nexus Foundation Special School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-7051-518S
  • Posted:02/02/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 9-10 (dependant on experience)
  • Start Date:June 2024
  • App Close Date:29/02/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


HR Lead & PA to Headteacher

52 Weeks - 37 hours per week (27 days holiday)

We are looking for a positive and pro-active professional to join our admin team to support the wonderful students at Nexus. 

Previous experience working in a similar role within a school environment is essential. We welcome applications from people with transferrable skills and a desire to work in a school.

Key Objectives – HR Lead

• Support the Senior Leadership Team in the management of staff absence and other HR issues.

• To ensure the high-quality administration of a comprehensive HR service across the school providing professional and confidential HR administrative support including recruitment, maintaining employee files and other HR related administrative activities including some relating to payroll. Manage the administration of the school HR procedures, in line with policies and procedures.

• Maintain an up to date awareness of changes in Employment Law and legislative changes that impact on the role.

• Provide administrative support regarding employee relations including taking minutes at hearings.

• Support with the collation of data as requested by SLT in relation to HR as and when required.

• Produce accurate employee reports for submission to external agencies when required including the annual workforce census.

• Take ownership for the resolution of day to day enquiries received involving others, internal and external to the organisation, as appropriate.

• Identify any improvements that will allow us to undertake administration in a more efficient and timely fashion in the future.

Key Objectives – Personal Assistant to the Headteacher

· Assist in the organisation of the Headteacher’s schedule by diary management, prioritising issues as appropriate.

· Conduct research on behalf of the Headteacher as requested.


Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should there be a high number of suitable candidates. To avoid disappointment, we recommend applying as soon as possible. 

 Please note

  • In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, Nexus reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate’s suitability to work with children with the Headteacher
  • Nexus School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safer recruitment process, all offers of employment are conditional on receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks, including references, Occupational Health, DBS clearance and barred listing checks. 
  • We reserve the right to close vacancies early, therefore, if interested please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Information about the school

Nexus : the school where excellence meets opportunity.

Nexus is an ambitious school for children and young people aged 2-19 with profound, severe and complex needs, many of whom have a diagnosis of autism.

With currently 280+ pupils on roll, we continue to expand our provision and pupil numbers providing wonderful opportunities for our teaching and learning with a wide range of staff development routes.

Nexus invests in employing the best staff and in training them to achieve. We strive to engage staff who are self-motivated, professional and ambitious.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Karen Collard - Personnel
  • Address:Upper Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AA
  • Telephone: 01732 771384
  • Email: personnel@nexusschool.org.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 Education.