HR Assistant, Southwark

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Ark Walworth AcademySouthwark

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark Inner London Scale 5: Pay Points 15-22 (£21,430 - £24,864)
Contract term: Permanent

HR Assistant 

Ark Walworth Academy is a thriving school in the heart of central London. We serve a vibrant, diverse community in Zone 2, with excellent access to all the city has to offer for students and staff alike.  


We seek a proactive, well organised and resilient HR administrator to join the academy’s operation’s team.  The HR Assistant will play a key role in supporting the delivery and efficient day to day HR service, undertaking various duties across a range of HR functions.   This is an exciting new post within the academy that would suit a well-rounded administrator with proven knowledge and experience in HR.  The HR Assistant, with support of the HR Advisor, will take responsibility for but not limited to the academy’s end-to-end recruitment, selection and pre-employment process; attendance management; probation; compliance; as well as administrative support to the HR Advisor and Operations Director.  

This role requires a detail orientated individual who can work well under pressure, is team orientated, a confident communicator and has a positive attitude.  

Our staff are:

  • Committed, enthusiastic practitioners seeking to support excellent progress for our students 
  • Educators who aspire to the highest standards of behaviour, academic success, and wellbeing for all in our community 
  • Resilient, reflective and thoughtful professionals, seeking to develop themselves with us 

In return, we offer:  

  • An externally recognised progression route with the support of a nationally recognised network
  • Dedicated Network Leads for subjects and areas, providing cutting-edge training and development opportunities 
  • A fully accessible, well resourced, multi-million pound building in which to practice 
  • A school community with a genuine family ethos, investing in staff wellbeing with sports and events 
  • Varied routes into teaching and industry-recognised professional qualifications (ATT, PGCE, Teach First, Now Teach, NPQML, NPQSL, BA and Masters programmes) 
  • A comprehensive support and induction programme for all staff including accommodation in zone 2 available for NQTs and trainees.  
  • A dedicated Employee Assistance and benefits package from Ark

Further details about the post and how to apply can be found on our website . Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here , but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

More about Ark Walworth Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Shorncliffe Road, London, SE1 5UJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7450 9570
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