HR Officer, Hackney

Closing date:New this week

City of London Academy, Shoreditch ParkHackney

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 5 point 12 – 15 £24,616 – 25,971 (actual)
Contract term: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week – Term time + 10 days

Payscale: Scale 5 point 12 – 15 £24,616 – 25,971 (actual)

Required: as soon as possible

The City of London Academies Trust is driven by ambition: to deliver world-class results as we combine the heritage and tradition of the City of London with creativity and innovation. We have a proven track record of school improvement, offering students an exciting curriculum and opportunities to perform, showcase their talents and experience the world of work outside of the classroom.

Exceptional support staff create exceptional results; they transform lives and transform futures. They support every pupil to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society. We believe that exceptional support staff like you should be supported too, with all the opportunities you need to develop your career and achieve your goals. So build your future with City of London Academy, Shoreditch Park, a new City of London Academies Trust school which opened in September 2017.  We’re committed to providing first-rate training and development to all of our staff, as well as excellent career advancement opportunities within this evolving Trust. You’ll find high expectations here too; we expect the kind of exemplary conduct from students that allows our staff to do their jobs as effectively as they can. 

Situated in the heart of Hackney with the thriving, bustling area of Shoreditch right on our doorstep, City of London Shoreditch Park has excellent transport links with Bethnal Green (central line), Cambridge Heath and Hoxton (overground) stations a short walk away.

We now seek an HR officer to join our administrative team and work pro-actively with the Principal’s PA, the senior leadership team, teachers, heads of department and the wider support team across a range of HR activities including recruitment and selection, data management and reporting, compliance and general HR administration. 

Meticulous attention to detail is paramount, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prioritise workloads to meet critical deadlines. On top of this, you should be able to demonstrate excellent IT skills and be willing to undertake further training as required for the role.  

In this post you will play an instrumental role in academy improvement, developing whole-school systems and ensuring that the school is outstanding in every category within three years after opening.  You will be working with a team whose mission it is to embed excellence in everything we do. 

If you would like to be part of this exciting new project, please visit The application pack is  available in the staff/vacancies tab.  Completed forms should be emailed to

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check will be required.

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th October 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews will take place during the week commencing:  4th November 2019

More about City of London Academy, Shoreditch Park
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Audrey Street, Goldsmith’s Row, London, E2 8QH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 3011 2162
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The City of London Academy Shoreditch Park is a brand new secondary school which opened in September 2017. It is currently based in a modern, modular, purpose built building and will move to its permanent home in a brand new building in Shoreditch Pa...