Human Resources Officer, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Shrewsbury SchoolShrewsbury, Shropshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,000pa and £28,500pa (pro-rata for term-time working)
Contract term: Permanent

Required for January 2020

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and driven HR professional to use their knowledge and experience providing advice and guidance on a wide range of HR matters. The Human Resources Officer reports directly to the Head of HR providing generalist HR support to all staff and departments in a professional manner.  

You must have a strong background working as a true HR generalist to advise on all areas of employee relations.  You will need to bring a positive and cheerful disposition to the role as well as being pro-active and resilient in approach.

You must be able to build effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders at all levels and be used to working in a fast-paced HR Department.  You must:  

  • have a minimum of CIPD Level 4 or above, with a strong HR employment history. 
  • have all round knowledge of employment law and best practice in providing good quality advice to managers and employees on a wide range of HR matters.
  • be confident in HR processes and procedures with a good understanding of employment legislation.  
  • have excellent all-round experience of the recruitment and selection with an understanding of safer recruitment procedures in an educational environment.    
  • Be able to effectively support managers in investigations, disciplinary and grievances etc.
  • be a highly proficient user of IT. 
  • be experienced in analysing reports and producing statistical data.
  • be a good negotiator, have problem solving skill, and able to deploy tact and diplomacy in a traditional environment.  
  • be well organised, task orientated and able to co-ordinate and prioritise a range of activities.
  • have a can-do attitude, be personable but able to be firm when needed. 

We will consider candidates who want to work full-time all year round or term-time working.  We offer an excellent employment package with a competitive salary.  

A full recruitment pack, including job description can be obtained from or alternatively from (01743) 280834 or email:

Closing Date:  12 noon, Monday 14th October 2019
Interviews:  Friday 18 October 2019

Applicants will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this position.

More about Shrewsbury School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: The Schools, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 7BA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1743 280500
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A brief history of Shrewsbury:

Set above a gracious curve of the River Severn, amidst what Sir Neville Cardus described as “the most beautiful playing fields in the world”, Shrewsbury is a co-educational school of some 780 pupil...