Human Resources Administrator, Southwark

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Bacon’s CollegeSouthwark
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Bacon’s College was established in the Surrey Docks peninsula in Rotherhithe, South East London in 1991 as a City Technology College, becoming an academy in 2007 and joined the United Learning Trust in 2018. Bacon’s has long been an important part of the fabric of the local community in south east London and has served the community in its various forms for over three hundred years. We are proud of that history and contribution and of the way the College has evolved and adapted to meet the needs of its young people.

Bacon’s is a thriving community that is welcoming of students of all faiths and those of none. Staff and students value the distinctive nature of its Christian ethos to which every member of its community contributes. It celebrates the differences that define it as well as the common humanity that unites all its members. The value system and ethos of Bacon’s is inclusive of all within a strong Christian ethos, characterised by the quality and openness of the positive relationships between students, staff and the wider community. These are foregrounded in our lessons but also in our extra-curricular offer, ranging from sport and debating to charity work and peer mediation.

Today, Bacon’s sits in modern and well-equipped facilities in an area that is rapidly changing and growing. We are fortunate to offer fantastic media and IT facilities and excellent sporting provision. Learning is at the heart of everything we do and we have the highest aspirations for our students, determined that they can achieve and overcome any barriers that may lie in their path. A significant proportion of our students go on to university each year and a culture of aspiration and achievement is evident.

Bacon’s is embarking on a rapid improvement journey and many of the elements are already in place to make it a fantastic place to work and make an impact.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and improving the College's HR systems and processes under the direction of the Executive Business Manager.  The role is responsible for all aspects of the school HR function and ensuring that an efficient and effective HR service is provided to all staff.  The HR administrator will support the Executive Business Manager in the design and maintenance of the Academy's HR management systems and processes in line with United Learning policies and guidelines.  Responsibilities will range from recruitment, management of employment processes and implementation of contract changes to co-ordination of probation, administration of staff leave and completion of statutory returns. This is a permanent, all year round 52 weeks per year contract.  Flexible working during the school holidays can be negotiated.

About You

We are seeking a dedicated, motivated and determined individual who is looking for an opportunity to make their mark in a large school with huge potential.  The successful candidate will be hold or be studying towards a CIPD level 5 qualification or will have equivalent experience.  Familiarity with the application of employment terms and conditions and a good knowledge of recruitment processes and procedures are a must.  You must have strong IT skills, the ability to work effectively under pressure and understand the importance of prioritisation.  The successful appointee will be a self-starter that thrives on working within a busy multi-faceted environment.

Bacon's College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all who work at the school to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.  References will be sought prior to interview and evidence of right to work in the United Kingdom will be required at interview stage.

United Learning

Bacon’s College joined United Learning in Spring 2018, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For more information

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Val Oughton,

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link

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