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HR Adviser - Maternity

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-311-S
  • Posted:06/06/2024
  • Pay:Within AR09 £36,000 (£25,107 pro rata)
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:28/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


We are currently looking for an experienced and forward thinking part time HR Adviser to join our amazing, enthusiastic team who all share a passion for being ambitious, working hard and having fun.  We would love for you to hit the ground running, and we will provide you with all the support you need to help you achieve this.  The role is to cover a period of maternity leave working 30 hours a week, term time plus INSET days, from 1st September 2024. We’re a flexible team, we don’t mind how you spread those 30 hours across the week, but you can expect to work most of them within our Schools, with an element of working from home too.

Our days are fast paced, often challenging but always rewarding. Collectively as a team we provide a first class, professional and efficient service to all the schools in the Trust whilst supporting and underpinning the Trust values of transforming children’s futures, empowering families and strengthening communities.

You will provide day to day generalist advice and guidance to our people and leaders, on all aspects of HR and employee relations, alongside the rest of our Team.

As a HR Team, we have recently launched our own set of Core Values that really are at the heart of everything we do;

We’re human

We own it

We’re One Team 

We Strive for Excellence  

If your values align with ours, please read on as we strive to ensure we recruit the very best people within our growing Multi Academy Trust.

The ideal candidates will...

  • Have professional credibility and gravitas
  • Have an in depth knowledge of HR policies, practices and legislation
  • Ideally have an understanding of the education industry
  • Have excellent relationship building skills
  • Be self-motivated, driven, able to work on own initiative to prioritise workloads effectively
  • Have very strong attention to detail and have a high level of accuracy
  • Be committed to success and delivery against agreed objectives and targets
  • Have a minimum CIPD Level 5

Benefits of Working for Turner Schools:

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer the following benefits:

  • Outstanding professional development through our Turner Institute
  • Regular wellbeing and social activities
  • Counselling and mental wellbeing support
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Innovation Awards that encourage staff to put forward innovative ideas to make a difference to children’s experiences
  • Trust Vision and Values awards to recognise staff contribution
  • Free parking on all our sites with access to E chargers

Our staff tell us that the Trust is a supportive and motivational place to work, with real attention paid to staff wellbeing, workload and professional development. Further information about our Trust can be found on our website: www.turnerschools.com

Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) with schools in Folkestone and Dover on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes six schools in Folkestone:-

Dover Christ Church Academy, Folkestone Primary, Folkestone Academy, Morehall Primary, Martello Primary, Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this, Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane,
    CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com


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.