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Job details
Employer The Abbey School Reading
Location Reading
Salary Dependent on skills and experience
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Temporary Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

Senior HR Assistant - Maternity Cover

The Abbey School is an independent day school for girls aged 3–18 located close to the centre of Reading.  We are seeking an individual with enthusiasm and professionalism to join our small, friendly HR Team in providing efficient, pro-active, organised and effective HR service at both our Senior and Junior Schools.

Duties will include supervising the HR Assistant, Responding to queries and escalating more complex issues to the HR Manager, providing support to Managers on ER issues and coaching on best practice, dealing with disciplinaries and grievances and being responsible for all aspects of recruitment, including issuing offers of employment and contracts. In addition, the duties will include HR Administration, contract amendments and any other ad-hoc duties as required by the HR Manager.

For more information on our lively and well resourced school and for an application form, please visit the Vacancies Page on our website

To apply for this position, please complete an application form in full, including details of suitable referees as instructed, then send this with your full CV and covering letter by email to 

Interviews will only be arranged following our receipt of a completed application form.

For enquires please contact 

About the employer

The Abbey School is an independent, all-through day school for girls in Reading, Berkshire. There are around 1,105 girls on the school roll, between the ages of 3 and 18. 

The Abbey School was founded in 1887 and moved to its current site in 190...

Information about The Abbey School Reading
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Girls
Age range 3 - 18 years
Denomination Christian
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17 Kendrick Road
United Kingdom
+44 118 9871478