HR Adviser – Schools

London (Greater)
£30,618 - £34,689
22 Oct 2020
08 Nov 2020
HR Jobs Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

HR Adviser – Schools

£30,618 - £34,689

Permanent, 36 hours per week

Location: London

Ref: SC03911

Additional Details


About Southwark Council Schools’ HR Team:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise, which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.

Southwark Schools Human Resources is an established service, providing a traded HR service to schools in Southwark. Our schools value our support and input and because we are part of the Education service, we are able to contribute to supporting school improvement outcomes for our children in Southwark. Our work is varied and diverse and you will have the opportunity to learn and take on a wide range of HR work.

We are now looking to recruit an HR Adviser to join us, as we continue on our journey of growth as a team.

Southwark Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Role:

The HR Adviser is responsible for providing advice on HR policies and procedures. Other key responsibilities include supporting managers with employee relation cases and change projects, attending meetings, notetaking and producing outcome letters. Additionally, the HR Adviser will carry out HR audits in our schools, to ensure they are compliant with HR best practice, as well as safeguarding requirements. From time to time, the HR Adviser will also support the Head of Schools’ HR and the Business Partners with HR projects as required.

About you:

You will need to be experienced HR Adviser who is CIPD qualified (or equivalent). You will have strong generalist HR experience and have previous experience of managing your own cases. Ideally, you will have experience of working in unionised organisations.

Additional information:

Due to COVID-19, staff are mainly working from home, subject to appropriate risk assessment. There may be a requirement to attend meetings outside of normal working hours.

Application Process:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete the online application form and detail your suitability for the role, by using the Personal Specification to highlight your skills for the shortlisting criteria. The Person Specification can be found on our careersite.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date: 8 November 2020.

Interview and Assessment Date: 20 November 2020.

To apply please click on the apply button

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link. Details will be confirmed via email, if successful.

If you want to help make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.