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HR Officer - Term Time

The Wyvern School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7069-175S
  • Posted:19/04/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:03/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Kent Range 6 - £25,127 (pro-rata £20,204) 32.5 hours per week, term time only plus 2 weeks during school holidays.

We are looking to appoint a proactive and highly motivated HR Officer to work alongside the HR Manager to deliver an effective and efficient day to day HR service for our school.

You will undertake duties across a range of HR activities including; payroll and data management entry, recruitment and selection, supporting absence management processes, overseeing staff training databases, adhering to all HR Policies.

The ideal candidate will be committed to continually working towards creating the best possible working environment for all staff which will create a learning environment for our students to thrive.

This position would suit a HR professional with at least 2 years generalist HR experience. Although CIPD qualifications are advantageous, they are not required for this role and the ability to flex with the needs of the role would supersede this. 


  • Assist with day to day operations of the HR function and duties
  • Provide clerical and administrative HR support
  • Compile and update employee records 
  • Assist 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 schools Child Protection policy, please see our school website.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2023, as part of the shortlisting process the school reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence. Any relevant information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed with the applicant.

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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.