HR Advisor, Nottingham

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Djanogly City Academy NottinghamNottingham

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,957 - £26,741
Contract term: Permanent

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Mentoring and professional advice from Head of HR at DLT

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the HR function at Djanogly City Academy.

This role combines HR administration with involvement in HR casework and liaison at a senior level with managers

Information about the role:

This is an HR generalist role in a busy academy with approximately 150 staff.  The role is front-facing and will deal with enquiries from staff who call into the office, email and phone.  It is extremely varied and no two days are the same.  It will suit someone who thrives on juggling lots of tasks and meeting deadlines.  The role is a mixture of HR administration and casework and liaison with senior leaders so requires a set of skills and experience to ensure that all aspects and responsibilities are achieved.   A recruitment background would be useful and an ambition to develop the HR role and to work towards CIPD qualifications is essential.   

In return for your contribution we will develop your HR skills and knowledge and in time would be willing to sponsor you for level 7 CIPD qualifications.

Responsible for:

• Ensuring all aspects of HR administration, including new starters, leavers, variations, maternity, performance reviews, absence, references etc. are produced and paperwork completed and entered into the HR database accurately and on time

• Responding to staff enquiries in a timely manner with correct information, raising issues as appropriate with line leaders

• Leading on the organisation of the recruitment process and paperwork for employees and agency supply staff, liaising with the Principal’s PA as appropriate

• Providing advice to line leaders on the HR policies and procedures to follow for HR related situations

• Liaising with the Head of HR for DLT regarding advice on complex cases and HR quality monitoring 

• Preparing the monthly payroll information to be sent to the internal payroll service, completing necessary processing and documentation and attending the monthly payroll meeting with Head of HR

• Ensuring the single central record is up to date at all times in the format required by Ofsted and leading on the meeting with Ofsted when inspected

• Data inputting of information into HR systems to support payroll processing in all aspects of delivery to ensure accurate and timely returns 

• Monitoring fixed term end dates, probationary periods, absence triggers and taking appropriate action to support managers with the process

• Producing contracts of employment and new starter paperwork

• Administration, monitoring and authorisation checks for DBS and pre-employment records

• Supporting HR casework with documentation, advice on the process, attendance at meetings for investigations, disciplinary, capabilities, grievances and appeal situations.

• Ensuring that all activities are legal and meet government and academy requirements

• Supporting any restructuring or redundancy situations that may arise from time to time

• Accurately recording and reporting on information relating to statistics relevant to HR role

• Contributing to the review and updating of all policies in the HR area

• Ensuring customers are treated in accordance with positive HR standards and providing an approachable and open service to staff

• Providing cover for other members of team as requested

• General office administration including filing, telephone messages and dealing with general enquiries 

• Maintaining complete confidentiality and work within agreed customer service levels 


Short-listing Criteria

• CIPD level 5 qualification or working towards

• Experience in recruitment agency or internal recruiter 

• Experience of delivering HR or recruitment on a face-to-face personal basis

• CPD log and current employment law knowledge

Skills and experience (to be assessed at interview)

• Good organisational skills and attention to detail

• Microsoft office skills and admin experience

• CPD records and membership of the CIPD

• Good numerical skills 

• Ability to compose and write letters with good grammatical and accurate English

Personal Qualities

• Enthusiasm

• Ability to multi-task and prioritise

• Positive

• Have an interest in people and HR issues

• Ability to communicate to all levels of staff

• Team player

• Hands-on

• Willing to learn and progress

• Customer orientated

• High level of Microsoft Office skills including excel

• Good telephone manner

More about Djanogly City Academy Nottingham
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 14 years
Address: 11 - 14 Centre, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 6ND, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 115 942 1300
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About us

Djanogly City Academy is a member of the Djanogly family of schools which, together, provide education for 3–17-year-olds in the areas around Hyson Green and Sherwood in Nottingham.

The academy is situated on Gregory Boulevard, near the Hys...