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Human Resources Consultants - Full-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-21-S
  • Posted:21/09/2020
  • Pay:SAT 11 (£39,983 -£46,015)
  • Start Date:November 2020
  • App Close Date:25/09/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:2 October 2020


 This is a full time post for 37  hours a week, all year round

 Options around flexible or home working possible


  • Are you an experienced HR professional?
  • Do you want to be part of a growing team of professionals supporting our family of schools and employees?
  • Do you have the passion and drive to ‘make a difference’?
  • Do you want to be part of the transformational change process within the HR department?

Our HR Team are going through a period of significant transformation to ensure outstanding service delivery is at the core of everything we do. We are committed to providing a positive HR experience to all of our schools and employees. This is a really exciting time to join our team as we work together to implement a new structure and system to achieve our aims.

The main purpose of the role is to provide high quality, professional human resources advice, guidance and support to schools and central services teams.  (see job description for more detail).

What we want from you:

  • Minimum of Level 5 CIPD qualification or equivalent relevant practical
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation with an up-to-date understanding of relevant case law.
  • Proven knowledge of school support staff and teachers pay and conditions.
  • Proven HR advisory experience within the education sector.
  • Good customer and business focus, with a track record of identifying and delivering practical and innovative HR solutions within the framework of organisational policies and procedures. 

What we offer you:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 27 days annual leave (rising to 30 after five years continuous service)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible/homeworking arrangement
  • Supportive leadership team
  • Continuous Professional Development

If this sound like the job you are looking for, we would love to hear from you. Please submit an application form via Kent Teach .  Please note, we cannot accept CVs without an application form.

Part of the recruitment process may involve a test, presentation, or other assessment.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact HR@swale.at or 01795 426091 (option 2).

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details/application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Mr Chidi Okwesilieze, Head of HR, for an informal discussion regarding the post chidi.okwesilieze@swale.at or Mobile: 07498 232277.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the trust

Since its creation in September 2010 Swale Academies Trust has become a strong and successful school improvement service, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category and turning them into good schools. A glance at the most recent Ofsted reports for Westlands Primary School, Meopham School, The North School, Regis Manor School and The Sittingbourne School, will all point to the effectiveness of the Trust in bringing about change and providing and enabling excellent leadership. First and foremost Swale Academies Trust is about the provision and development of high quality leadership and management.

We don’t seek to develop clone schools that deliver education in a regimented manner. Rather, we value the development in our schools of a spirit of enquiry and action research that provides the best possible education that is right for pupils in a local setting. We do however collectively value and strive for all pupils to produce beautiful work which showcases their development over time of which they, their teachers and support staff and parents can be really proud. We are proud of our schools and we strive for a sense of shared pride in the achievements of all of our students.

Our ambition is driven by enabling schools and children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent and highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma and a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values and who provide the highest quality challenge and support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Team
  • Address:Swale Academies Trust,
    Ashdown House,
    Johnson Road,
    ME10 1JS
  • Telephone: 01795 426091
  • Email: HR@swale.at



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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.