About the role: Leigh Academies Trust has a fantastic opportunity to appoint an experienced HR Officer who will join our HR Shared Services Department based in Rochester, Kent. Our HR Team shares a great deal of experience, knowledge and longevity of working within the Trust and wider education sector so we can offer our successful candidate the opportunity to join a collaborative team with great scope to develop your current skill set.
The purpose of the HR Officer role is to undertake all generalist HR administrative procedures with the ability to advise staff and leaders on a variety of people management and professional development matters across the Trust. Prior experience working within an education environment is desirable, and having successfully completed CIPD studies is essential for this role. As a Trust, we feel it is important to hire with the right attitude which is why will be looking for someone that is enthusiastic, focused, reliable and resilient to the day to day pressures that a busy and varied HR function brings.
Please note that although our HR Department fundamentally supports our academies during term time, we work all year round so please only apply for the role if you can accommodate a typical business working pattern i.e full-time, 52 weeks per year. A full driving license and access to your own vehicle is essential for the role as travel between sites will be required; the successful candidate will work predominantly with academies based in our South East London and Dartford clusters.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.
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Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.