Human Resources Adviser, Oxfordshire

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The Cooper SchoolOxfordshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £22,021 - £23,836 per year (Grade 7)
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Bernwode Schools Trust as Human Resources Adviser.  This is a permanent position of 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. It is based at The Cooper School, although the successful candidate will be expected to work across all Bernwode Schools Trust sites.

As a part of our team you will need to be efficient, pro-active and solution-focused, with the ability to prioritise work within a fast-moving environment, whilst remaining calm under pressure.  Attention to detail and the ability to manage a varied workload is essential, along with strong administrative and customer service skills. This is an exciting opportunity for a focused and positive individual to assist the HR Manager with all aspects of HR across the Academy.  The position has a strong focus on payroll administration. 

The starting salary will be Grade 7, scale point 13, currently £22,021 per annum, increasing annually by increments to £23,836 per annum. 

We offer:

  • an excellent pension scheme;
  • competitive salary with annual incremental progression;
  • 27 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays (annual leave entitlement increases with length of service);
  • a supportive and friendly working environment;
  • access to Employee Assistance Programme (24/7);
  • in-house training opportunities;
  • a commitment to Continual Professional Learning and Development;
  • a vibrant and diverse environment where everyone is valued.


In return we are seeking a candidate who:

  • has a CIPD qualification or equivalent relevant experience in Human Resources to work in a small but busy HR team;
  • has strong computer skills, particularly in using spreadsheets, but with an aptitude to use all computer systems for the academy;
  • is adaptable, flexible and calm under pressure;
  • can work independently, as well as part of a team, exercising initiative appropriate to the level of the role.

Please contact Human Resources with any questions  by email recruitment@bernwodeschoolstrust.co.uk.

Bernwode Schools Trust have the right to interview and appoint at any time throughout this recruitment process.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

Bernwode Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding children. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

Details of the Academy’s policies relating to the Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosure and Barring Certificates and Disclosure information are included within the recruitment pack.



More about The Cooper School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Churchill Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4RS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1869 242121
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Bernwode Schools Trust

Bernwode Schools Trust (formerly Bicester Learning Academy) was formed on 1st July 2014 and is a multi-academy trust currently comprising of The Cooper School and Glory Farm Primary School. The academy is run by a board of Trus...