Human Resources Assistant, Kent

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Sevenoaks SchoolKent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

The key focus of this role is the recruitment process for new staff and contractors with particular emphasis on meeting the compliance requirements for all individuals joining the school. This is primarily an administrative role but would suit someone who wishes to make a career in HR and who has perhaps begun, or intends to start, some professional HR studies as over time there is scope for growth in the role. 

Responsibilities  

  •  Administration of the recruitment processes from start to end, including setting up complex interview schedules, liaison with candidates, and managing recruitment checks to ensure that no-one starts work before they have been fully checked.
  • To support all parts of the school, but particularly Estates, Operations and PE teams in bringing contractors onto site only once they have been fully checked in accordance with safer recruitment requirements and are cleared to start work.
  • To carry out safer recruitment checks for all joiners.
  • To carry out safer recruitment risk assessments, where it is appropriate to do so.
  • With other team members, to ensure that the Single Central Register (SCR) is up to date and inspection ready at all times.
  • To carry out general HR administration, including setting up personnel files, contractor files, general departmental record keeping and filing etc.
  • To support other team members, including the Personnel and Recruitment Co-ordinator as and when required.
  • To assist in the use and development of the school’s HRIS (iTrent) to its best advantage, including data cleansing and data development.
  • For the right candidate there is the potential to be involved in recruitment interviews, particularly with regard to Safer Recruitment processes and to gradually grow the role into providing more expert assistance to the HR Manager commensurate with the ability, experience and qualifications of the post holder.
  • To work with colleagues across the school in a collaborative and collegiate manner.
  • To perform any other tasks as reasonably required by the Human Resources Manager and/or Director of HR.


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More about Sevenoaks School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Inter-denominational
Address: High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1732 455133
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Academic excellence, with a strong pastoral and co-curricular emphasis and a global dimension.

Sevenoaks School is a large, co-educational HMC school. Founded in 1432 by William Sevenoke, the school has over the last 50 years developed an internati...