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HR Administrator

Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST)Plymouth, Devon

Grade: D

Part-Time, Permanent (18.5 hours per week, all year, 0.5FTE)

Based at Morley Meadow, Plymstock, Plymouth

Annual Salary: Pro rata of £20,092-£22,183 (Actual Salary: £10,046-£11,091)

This is an exciting opportunity to join Westcountry Schools Trust. We are a dynamic organisation with our students and staff at our heart. Built on an extensive track record of excellence, the Trust combines a range of education provision based in a variety of sites across Devon and Cornwall. We are also a stone’s throw from some of the best beaches and countryside in the country.

The HR Administrator will primarily be supporting HR provision for The Learning Institute and Arena Sports Partnership.  For further information about The Learning Institute and The Arena Sports Partnership please visit their websites at and 

The HR Administrator will be working in a fast-paced environment undertaking the full range of contractual administrative and payroll/pension-related tasks.  The post holder will be the first point of contact for contractual and payroll queries, liaising with our payroll/pension providers and acting as the lead administrator for the recruitment, selection, and on-boarding of the business units they support.  The HR Administrator will work closely with the Trust HR Team and provide a range of employee related administration including updating and maintaining employee records.  Stakeholder management is key and there will be a high level of interaction with staff at all levels across the range of duties.

If you are looking for a new challenge and the following describes you we would be interested in hearing from you:

• Associate membership of CIPD (level 3 or 5) or equivalent demonstrable experience

• HR/payroll/pensions administration knowledge and experience

• A strong team player with the ability to work on your own initiative and make judgements within the boundaries of the role to meet changing demands.  

• Excellent standards of communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to quickly develop successful working partnerships.

In return we offer:

• Working with a supportive team who genuinely want the best for our staff and students

• A commitment to your own professional development, including exploring options for the successful candidate to complete their CIPD Level 3 qualification

• Local Government Pension scheme

• Paid annual leave

• Free car parking at Morley Meadow, Plymouth

The HR team will be moving to new offices at Morley Meadow, Plymstock, Plymouth in early September and we anticipate that the start date for the successful candidate will be shortly after we have moved there.

We can be flexible in agreeing your working hours although we ask that they fall within normal office hours (Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm) and you are available on a minimum of three days per week.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Sarah Stainer, HR Officer at with your contact details and she will call you back.

If you believe you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required, we look forward to receiving your application.  Further details and an application form can be found below. Completed applications should be submitted to by midnight on the 24th August 2021.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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