Senior HR Advisor

Morgan Law
London (Greater)
£30,000 - £35,000
05 Oct 2018
05 Nov 2018
Specialist Area
HR function
Full Time

My client is an education organisation who oversee a number of schools in the London area who require a Senior HR advisor to join them for a period of 6 months initially with a high potential of going permanent.  This is a stand alone position where you will be covering the full 360 cycle of policy, ER and admin for an individual school.  

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Act as first point of contact for all Employee Relations (ER)  and  general HR queries. 
  • Provide specialist advice and manage the end to end process for ER cases within the school 
  • Have experience in  managing own  ER caseload involving disciplinaries, grievances , performance management and managing absence issues- only escalating where necessary and for complex cases
  • Undertake research for policy development,  be able to  review policies/procedures and develop a first draft of HR policies/procedures/guidance as required. 
  • Advise managers on policy in line with current legislation and help enable consistent application of policy and procedure, escalating issues as appropriate. 
  • Keeps up to date with changes in best practice, and statutory changes 
  • Ensure monthly Payroll changes are submitted to  the Payroll Provider on a monthly basis ( will process themselves)
  • Ensure  all recruitment  is undertaken efficiently and  in line with Safer Recruitment requirements and all the necessary checks for  school based staff are undertaken (must have a very good  understanding of this area)

The successful candidate  must be/have

  • Able to work in a busy school environment  and be willing to work across the Trust as required ( with school in Tower Hamlets)
  • Able to work under a matrix management structure (i.e work with and receive instructions from the Director  of  HR for the Trust and the  Executive/Headteachers
  • A good working knowledge of UK employment legislation and its practical application
  • Independently manage case work relating to more routine cases
  • Be prepared to  do undertake HR Administrative duties
  • Minimum of Associate  CIPD status

Schools/Education experience required, ideally in an Academy Trust. 

Please apply now if you feel you have the relevant skills and experience. 

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