Personnel Assistant, Canterbury

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The Charles Dickens SchoolCanterbury

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Start date: October 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: KR6 - £19,608-£21,509 pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

Our School   

This is an exciting time to join The Charles Dickens School as it joins the Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) working in partnership with Barton Court Grammar School Academy, an outstanding co-educational grammar school in Canterbury.  This new venture will see The Charles Dickens students and staff benefit from outstanding leadership and the sharing of best practice.  The Trust is committed to excellence in professional development.  

The Post  

The School is looking for an experienced, highly organised and efficient HR/Personnel Administrator to work across a broad spectrum of personnel related matters.   

Applicants should possess good communication skills, both oral and written, with strong attention to detail and will be able to work confidentially with tact and discretion.     Experience in administering the recruitment process, preparing and maintaining employee files and records, organising meetings, taking minutes and assisting with pension administration and queries will be the key tasks to this very busy role.      

The successful candidate will have previous personnel administration experience and ideally experience of working in education.  Strong ICT skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential and experience of SIMS desirable.  

Candidates currently studying for CIPD qualification or considering this will be welcome. 

Hours will be 8.00am-4pm Monday-Thursday and 8.00am-3.30pm Friday with 30 minute unpaid lunch break.  This is a term time only post working 38 weeks per year + 2 weeks in the summer holidays and 2 further weeks to be agreed.    

 If you would like to discuss this post further please contact Mrs Roberta Light, PA to Executive Headteacher/Trust Personnel Manager on 01227 464600.     

Deadline:  Tuesday 19 September 2017 @ midday  

How to Apply 

Applications for this post should be made online only using the School's application form.  CVs will not be accepted.  On the website visit the information page and click on Recruitment.  Please email your application to  If you wish to discuss this post or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs J Winkworth, Personnel Assistant.  

The Charles Dickens 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 post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List of Children.

Job location

More about The Charles Dickens School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Broadstairs Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2RL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1843 862988
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