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Human Resources Consultant

No 1 Pixham End, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1QA
Strictly Education 4S
Full Time, Part Time
£35,000 - £41,000 depending upon experience plus c
29th September 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
15th October 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1274305

HR Consultant

Do you want to make a difference and add value to the lives of young people?

With over 2,000 schools, 900 academies, and 180 multi-academy trusts in more than 130 local authorities, we are proud to be a leading and largest provider of consultancy support services and technology led solutions to schools within the education sector in the UK. We enable our clients to reduce their administrative costs, remain compliant with statutory responsibilities, and stay fully focused on improving the learning outcomes of their pupils.

We are currently looking to recruit an HR Consultant, to join our us in delivering a range of HR advice and services to schools and other education establishments.

You will be provided with thorough support from our team of highly experienced and committed colleagues.

The role will involve:

  •  Provision of both remote and onsite professional HR advice to school/academy leaders, communicating technical information and analysing issues to provide clients with a range of options for action, identifying risks as applicable and supporting them with follow up actions
  • Managing a case load in relation to a named number of clients requiring both strategic and reactive HR support.
  • Provision of information and advice on a wide range of HR issues such as disciplinary, capability, grievance, absence management, recruitment, redundancy, restructuring and TUPE.
  • Sustaining effective relationships through extended and often complex casework calling for sensitivity, the ability to challenge assumptions constructively, and the ability to operate as the sole consultant in situations which can be highly demanding. Analyse and identify HR issues and associated risks in order to support clients in making appropriate choices from a range of possible actions.
  •  Ensuring that best practice is always followed in all aspects of HR advice and service delivery.
  • Assisting with the production and development of resources and materials for clients, and contribute to the identification, design and delivery of traded services, products and training which add value and meet customer needs

What we are looking for:

• The ideal applicant will be CIPD qualified to a minimum of level 5, preferably level 7 or working towards it. The role would suit an experienced HR practitioner or someone keen to further develop their HR career. We have a rolling programme of supporting with further CIPD study and professional qualification.

• You are ambitious and proactive and will deliver high quality HR advice, support and training both remote and on-site to clients in line with service level agreements.

• Your knowledge and understanding of employment legislation and managing people strategies will be underpinned by your ability to research and interpret complex information.

• Your ability to consult, influence and communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally on both straightforward and at times complex or contentious staffing issues.

• Commitment to continuous professional development and excellent customer service.

• Ideally you will have previous experience of working in the education sector, whilst not essential some understanding of this sector and the challenges it faces would be beneficial.

The role is a blended mix of home and office working with occasional travel required, often at short notice, to support our clients predominately in and around the West London / North West Surrey area.

Closing date for applications is Friday 14th October, but we reserve the right to close the advert earlier should we find a suitable candidate.

As an equal opportunity employer, Strictly Education is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace where all our staff can flourish and reach their full potential. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

Safeguarding Statement:

Strictly Education 4S is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS certificate will be required for this role.
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