HR Assistant

Posted 22 January 2024
Salary £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Human Resources Recruitment
Contact NameKatie Dunning

Job description

We are delighted to be representing one of the largest private education companies in the UK, who are looking to appoint a HR Assistant on a permanent basis.

Our client takes care of 16 schools nationwide and their primary aim is to give every child in their care the best possible start in life.

This is a full-time position and is based in Berkshire with a salary of £25,000 - £30,000 per annum and the start date is subject to notice.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Acting as the key point of contact for HR queries providing guidance on HR policies, processes and operating procedures to employees and managers

  • Supporting the full recruitment life cycle for appointing academic and non-academic staff which will include; advertising vacancies, maintaining the school website, track applications, prepare shortlisting packs and liaise with candidates and hiring managers for interviews

  • Assisting the HR Advisor with the onboarding process for successful candidates ensuring all pre-employment checks have been carried out including, eligibility to work, DBS and health checks, ensuring supporting documentation has been checked, and systems and files have been updated accordingly

  • Creating and maintaining employee records, physically and in relevant databases (iSAMS and SuccessFactors)

  • Under the guidance of the HR Advisor, ensure that the Single Central Record is kept up to date and is compliant with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance

  • Ensuring the completion of leaver paperwork, arrange exit interviews and archive files as necessary

  • Keeping up to date with changes in employment law and best practice and inform as necessary

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Good knowledge of HR policies, processes and safeguarding

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, ability to plan, prioritise and manage a varied workload

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Excellent starting salary

  • 7% employer pension contribution, minimum of 5% employee contribution

  • Discounted school fees

  • Employee assistance programme (EAP)

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Season ticket loans

  • Life assurance (4x salary)

  • Eye care

  • Gym scheme/membership

Working hours:

  • 35 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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