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HR Officer - Full-time

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F40-33-S
  • Posted:24/03/2021
  • Pay:£26,281 - £29,578 ( TSAT Grade E)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:11/04/2021 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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We are looking for a HR Officer to join our HR Team to provide a professional and efficient HR service to our schools, central services team and external customers. You will work closely with the HR Partner, Deputy Head of HR  and the Executive Business Managers to provide HR advisory support, ensuring consistent  and effective HR management of employee relations cases across the Trust.

This position will be based in Medway at the Trust Central offices at New Horizons Children’s Academy

You will be required to support our academies and external customers with employee relations cases and carry out investigations for disciplinary and grievance cases, maintaining confidentiality at all times. You will also be required to support the Trust HR Partners in preparation of reports, including absence reports, liaising with academies to collate information.

The successful candidate will be joining our growing and welcoming team who work closely together and enjoy supporting one another. The HR Team is split in to specialisms of payroll, recruitment and the Employee Relations team who you will be joining.

What you will need to succeed:

For further details please see the attached JD and person specification

  • Generalist HR experience including ER, TUPE, redundancy, disciplinary etc. 
  • Experience within the education sector would be beneficial but is not essential 
  • Ability to analyse data and statistics to make informed decisions and suggestions
  • CIPD Level 5 qualification or working towards this qualification is essential
  • Hardworking individual, quick to learn and motivated to deliver a high level of support to our schools and external customers
  • Be customer service focused and provide a service that aligns with our customer service values – Trusted, Solution Focused, Approachable and Timely
  • You will be able to explain policies and procedures accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently in order to reach the best outcomes at all times 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to maintain confidentiality inside and outside of the workplace 
  • Full driving licence and able to occasionally travel to work in Portsmouth to support our schools located there  

What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to join a growing organisation during an extremely exciting time, with the opportunity for progression as the Trust grows in size
  • Employees who join our Trust can also benefit from a discounted price of £10 per month membership of the TSAT gym, which is conveniently located on site at New Horizon’s Children’s Academy in Chatham
  • The successful applicant will also have access to the local government pension scheme and an annual leave entitlement of 26 days, increasing to 30 after 5 years of service
  • A fun, hardworking and welcoming team who enjoy supporting each other
  • Vast support network from senior leaders within the school and our Trust
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

Information about the trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

Think about their Thinking, Be their Best self, Shape their Success, In this way we transform life chances

As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. The Trust supports with planning, trips, events, CPD and much more to ensure that all of our teachers are fully supported, enabling them to ensure that they can deliver the best learning that we can offer.

Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:

Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve

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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.