HR Advisor (Part-time)

Job Ref: JO-2206-32692_1655906557
Sector: Office
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 22 June 2022
  • Derby, Derbyshire DE1 3TQ Derby Derbyshire Midlands DE1 3TQ
  • Blue Arrow
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Blue Arrow Derby is looking to recruit an HR Advisor on a part-time permanent basis for an excellent Education Trust based Derby. Our clients provide a professional service to a family of 25 schools comprising of 20 primary and 5 secondaries across Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Stockport.

Hours: 24 hours per week - all year round (flexibility is available with regards to hours and term time only working)

Salary: £25,927 - £29,174 (pro rota)

About the Role
You will be involved in all aspects of HR, providing a timely and proactive, customer focused HR service to Head Teachers and other senior leaders within Schools. You will partner Academies and central team functions building effective working relationships and enabling the achievement of the school improvement plans through HR practices and processes, in line with the values and ethos of the Trust.

Duties will include:

  • To provide telephone and email advice and support to all academies within the Trust on capability, disciplinary, grievance, redundancy, restructure, safeguarding, dignity at work, diversity, equality, sickness, and other absence cases and escalate as necessary to the HRM.
  • To identify the need and attend on site visits to individual academies relating to informal and formal disciplinary, capability, grievance, sickness absence cases and hearings, to advise the head teacher, SLT and/or panel.
  • To manage and provide support on the HR helpdesk service to all academies within the MAT, ensuring compliance with employment law and provision of consistent advice.
  • To ensure that the Trust has a proactive approach to absence management, providing day to day advice and support to managers including collating and interpreting timely sickness, authorised or unauthorised absence information/data.
  • To support return to work meetings as required by Head Teachers, to advise on occupational health recommendations, stress risk assessments, trigger points, phased returns, and reasonable adjustments.
  • To liaise with the HRM and Head Teacher regarding case and risk management to ensure a successful outcome.
  • To support the effective administration of the associate pool of professionals for example investigations/mediation, ensuring they have access to relevant policies and procedures, determining terms of reference, ensuring indemnity insurance and CV's and by facilitating the availability of associates as required by academies

About you:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including a grade C in Mathematics and English
  • A CIPD qualification at Level 5 (or working towards) or above with at least Associate Membership of CIPD.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Proven experience of working within an HR function
  • Proven experience within a fast-paced office environment
  • Previous experience of deputising for senior HR professionals
  • Previous experience of working/providing support in a HR function in an educational setting
  • Successful experience of delivering HR advice and support to senior managers
  • Experience of managing HR casework
  • Demonstrable experience of HR recruitment and selection procedures
  • Experience of contributing to the development and implementation of HR policies in line with employment law
  • Familiarity with operating CES procedures
  • Experience of working with trade unions
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills

Why should you apply?

  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Free on-site parking
  • Genuine opportunities for career progression
  • Professional assistance
  • Pension
  • Access to first class CPD opportunities

The Commute
Our client is based near Derby City Centre, so if you live in Derby and the surrounding areas with access to your own vehicle, great! If you're limited to public transport, there is also a bus stop a short walk from the site, and free on-site parking available.

The Next Stage
If you are interested in the above role and feel you can meet the above requirements - we would love to hear from you as soon as possible. We please ask all applications are made via the click apply button, and we will aim to process your application as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

23/07/2022 14:02:37
GBP 25927.00 25927.00

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