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HR Officer Advisor

Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST)Plymouth

Job Title: HR Officer / Advisor  

Pay Scale:  Devon NJC Scales E/F £24,012 - £32,234 (Dependent on experience)

Hours:  37 hours a week, 52 weeks per year: Monday to Friday

Contract:  Permanent 

This is an exciting opportunity to join Westcountry Schools Trust, within a dedicated and well-qualified central team, supporting the work of some 2000 staff committed to delivering exceptional education. 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 secondary colleges, primary schools and business units 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.

Based at Morley Meadow School, the HR Officer/Advisor be working in a fast-paced environment as part of the Trust’s central HR team The post holder will provide advice and support on a broad range of employee relations matters helping to ensure timely progression of queries and cases in line with Trust policies, employment legislation and best practice guidance. Stakeholder management is key and there will be a high level of interaction with customers at all levels in the provision of advice and guidance.

You should be qualified to at least Associate CIPD level, with demonstrable experience of providing advice and guidance about employee relations issues in a customer facing HR environment.  You will be a strong team player with the ability to work on your own initiative and make judgements within the boundaries of the role, along with a knowledge of a broad range of HR practices and procedures acquired through training and experience.  You will have an excellent standard of verbal and written communication, being able to convey advice clearly and concisely, and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly develop successful working partnerships.

We would be keen to hear from dedicated and passionate HR professionals, including those who may be looking to build upon foundation level employee relations experience.  We are seeking to appoint at grade E or F dependent upon experience and career stage; candidates are asked to tailor their application to the most appropriate job description, although we reserve the right to make an offer at the grade deemed to be appropriate following assessment. 

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact  Jocelyn Davis, Director of Human Resources, on 07799730789.

Completed applications to be returned to by the closing date.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 9 April, 9.00am. 

Interviews will provisionally take place on Friday, 16 April.

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

A DBS check is required for this post.

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