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HR Assistant - Full-time

Meadowfield School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7072-236S
  • Posted:06/10/2018
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 (starting salary £18,059pa)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:22/10/2018 at 18:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking an enthusiastic, organised and proactive individual to work with our experienced HR Manager to run our HR operations.

At Meadowfield we all work hard to ensure that our pupils make excellent progress, and we continually seek to improve the wellbeing of both pupils and staff.  Now is an exciting time to join our exceptional school as we expand in order to better meet the demand for special school places in Swale. Organising recruitment will be a key part of this role! 

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition.  We are committed to performance management, staff training, coaching, mentoring and peer support. 

This role is crucial to support our dedicated, welcoming staff and managers, so a strong customer service mindset is vital.  You will need the ability to build effective relationships, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ideally, you will be a confident user of technology to improve the efficiency, efficacy and monitoring of HR processes.  From all staff we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel.

Successful candidates will have experience working in a fast-paced administrative role.  Experience of working in a school, and / or in HR will be an advantage, but is not essential; training and support will be provided.

The working hours are 8:00 - 4:00 Monday to Friday, working five days a week (37 hours), all year round.  Alternative start and finish times would be considered.

Meadowfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure Barring Service.

Please apply online via www.kent-teach.com, or by clicking on 'Apply Now' below. Please contact the HR Manager on 01795 477788, option 3 for more information.

Information about the school

Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. Our latest Ofsted report is hot off the press, and can be found at the link below. Please take a look at our website, including the Working Here pages, where you can find more information and additional photographs, and hopefully get a feel for the School environment and ethos.

Our School Values are very important to us. We are extremely proud of our enthusiastic staff, who work hard to ensure that pupils and colleagues are safe and happy, and we look forward to welcoming you!

We serve pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of Lower School, which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees, Secondary Department, and 6th Form.

We currently serve approximately 300 pupils from the ages of three to nineteen, and this is set to increase rapidly over the next year and beyond as we add more classes. So, if you cannot see any vacancies that you wish to apply for right now, do go to the School Vacancies tab above and click Register my Interest to receive emails whenever we post new jobs.

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports over 60 schools and 70 settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs.

Across the school we have over 230 members of staff ranging from class based support staff, teachers, the Inclusion Team, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 477771


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.