HR Adviser

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Vacancy type
Harrow schools
Up to £40,000 (depending on experience)
Contract type
Fixed term
37.5 hours per week
Start date
Closing date

Avanti Schools Trust, Wemborough Road, Stanmore, HA7 2EQ

Are you an HR Adviser with excellent understanding of the Education sector? Then this is the perfect job for you...

Avanti Services Limited are seeking to recruit a HR Advisor with an excellent understanding of the Education sector.  This is a new role sitting within the centralised HR department with responsibility for playing a pivotal role within HR in providing support and advice to the schools.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  •  First point of contact for managers and employees for HR policies and/or queries
  • Supports managers with all operational People issues giving clear and concise advice, escalating complex issues to the HR Director
  • Works with Principals to advise and support with the process of performance improvement plans, disciplinary investigations/hearings, grievances, recruitment and sickness management

Skills required:

  • Previous experience working at HR Advisor / Officer level in a generalist role;
  • Experience of supporting managers in all areas of People matters including employment offers, People policies, performance improvement, disciplinary & grievance, absence & sickness, variation of terms, termination of employment and recruitment, etc.;
  • Experienced in supporting and advising employees on the full spectrum of ER issues;
  • Sound working knowledge and understanding of UK employment legislation;
  • The ability to explain complex employment issues and legislation in non-HR speak;
  • Able to organise and prioritise multiple work streams within a fast paced and evolving environment;
  • Demonstrates a calm and professional approach to sensitive and/or in contentious people issues
  • Strong communication skills
  • CIPD at least Level 6 qualified or have equivalent proven level of experience
  • Degree educated

What's in it for you? 

You'll be working in a fantastic environment. You'll be entitled to 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays), NEST pension scheme, and development opportunities.

If you have any questions about the post or would like an initial confidential discussion (not part of the assessment process) prior to an application, please email Joanne Hatfield – HR Director;

 The deadline for applications is Midday on Saturday 31stAugust 2019

Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.





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