Human Resources Assistant, Somerset

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Downside SchoolSomerset

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Start date: February 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Contract term: Fixed Term

There are exciting times ahead at Downside as we work towards building our organisational structure with the setting up of a new independently governed company limited by guarantee to be called Downside School.  

The Human Resources Department is a key function providing services to deliver not only this change management project, but to ensure the continuing provision of a high class service to our staff throughout this transition period. If you would like to be part of a small but highly professional team, supporting our internal and external stakeholders we would love to hear from you.

You will require a level three qualification in either in Human Resources or a relevant field or you will be able to demonstrate significant experience in a similar role. We require a flexible approach, a high level of professionalism and confidentiality and someone who has excellent time management and organisational skills. Additionally, you will need to demonstrate a good level of competency in the use of IT such as email and MS Office.

Working closely with the Head of Human Resources and the Human Resources and Compliance Officer, this post is offered on an interim basis for nine months to support us in the delivery of our change management programme.

Contractual Details

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm with a one hour lunch break

Contract: Fixed term contract for nine months

Benefits: A complimentary lunch, free on-site parking, an employee assistance programme and cycle to work scheme. 33 days holiday per annum which includes the 8 days Bank and Public holidays

How to Apply

Please complete your application through our applicant tracking system, using the Apply button. Please contact the Human Resources email address (hr @ if you require further information after reading the job description.  

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Wednesday 26th December 2018

Interviews will be held in early January 2019

Downside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be DBS checked. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer. 

Registered Charity Number: 1158507

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More about Downside School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Stratton On The Fosse, Radstock, Bath, Somerset, BA3 4RJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1761 235100
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