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Human Resources and Payroll Assistant

Cumbria Education TrustCumbria

Salary: Scale 3A/B – currently £18,562 to £18,933 full time, full year


Cumbria Education Trust is a highly successful and rapidly expanding not-for-profit charitable organisation, formed in 2015.  We are the largest school-based MAT in Cumbria with eleven schools currently in the family; eight primary and three secondary schools.  Our vision is to provide the best education possible within Cumbria.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR & Payroll Assistant to join our newly established HR department supporting the embedding of the function and development of HR practice and process across the Trust.  The position will be primarily based at our Brampton Office based out of William Howard School, but will provide support across all of our academies.

As a key ‘go to' person within the business for HR and payroll support, this role will ensure delivery of response time for all HR  and pay related queries and ensure monthly payroll activities are completed within set deadline dates. With a track record of outstanding customer service, it is essential that you thrive on maintaining the highest standards, with a priority on continuous improvement and quality delivery.

This is a busy and fast paced role and candidates will need to possess solid numerical and analytical skills, in addition to strong communication and interpersonal skills. HR / Payroll system experience would be highly advantageous, in addition to overall strong system skills.

We offer:

• A commitment to your personal and professional development with opportunity for further qualification.

• Opportunity to take on further responsibility within the HR function.

• Wide and varied practical experience.

• A friendly and vibrant Trust community with a supportive team ethos.

• Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme 

This post provides a perfect opportunity to equip you with the practical experience needed to set you on the road to a successful career in HR.

Completed application forms, together with a supporting letter of application should be sent to:  

Closing date: 12 noon, 22 January 2021

Interviews: w/c 25 January 2021

For an informal discussion about the role please contact: Kerry Rogerson, CET HR Manager on: 07869 846 931 or email

The Cumbria Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Enhanced DBS disclosure and Barred List checks are required for this post.

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