Are you highly organised with strong interpersonal skills and a keen eye for detail?
We have a new and exciting part-time opening within our friendly and capable people team, providing first line payroll, recruitment and procedural support to a group of three primary schools.
You will enjoy working flexibly across three of our Schools – Merstham Primary School, Lime Tree Primary School and Salfords Primary School. You will utilise your strong organisation and administrative skills to support our school leadership teams and regional partners. Your personable and enthusiastic nature, as well as your ability to remain calm under pressure will enable you to deliver an outstanding employee experience for our employees. Your impact will make a difference to the outcomes of children attending the schools and provide you with a real sense of job satisfaction.
You will divide your time between your three schools according to their needs and priorities. This may mean travelling between schools during the working week, with occasional homeworking a possibility from time to time. You will be led by the Regional People Partner, delivering a range of services to provide an outstanding employee experience, including:
- Recruitment, onboarding, offboarding and contract management
- Recording and processing of information, data reporting, payroll and compliance
- Maintenance of the school single central record
- Proactive escalation of more complex issues
What we are looking for
To be successful in this role you must be able to:
- Prioritise and organise your work to tight and changing deadlines
- Work on your own initiative and solve problems
- Motivate yourself and thrive working on your own as well as in a team
- Communicate in a clear, sensitive and confidential way with a wide range of people
A relevant HR qualification equivalent to Level 3 (Foundation Certificate in People Practice) would be advantageous, as would experience of working within a school environment – neither are essential.
We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements, which may include start/finish/break times to facilitate work and home balance. We are open to patterns ranging from 3.5 to 5 working days per week - if you have a preference, please indicate this in your application.
Thrive in a Career GLF Schools
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community, yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.
GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:
- Continuous Professional Development
- Work life and family friendly policies
- Flexible Working
- Staff Wellbeing
- Career Pathways and Talent Management
- Staff Benefits
- Community and Collaboration
- Valued worker scheme
This role attracts automatic enrolment in the Local Government Pension Scheme, a defined benefit pension scheme. You are free to opt out of the pension scheme if you wish.
Start Date: ASAP, or by January 2022
Salary: GLF Specialist £22,500 FTE
Pro-rata salary: £15,441
Hours of work: 28 hours per week, 40 weeks of the year (term time plus one week). Other working patterns will be considered including fewer hours per week, please state your preferences in your application.
Closing date for applications: Monday 29th November 2021 at 12 Noon
Interview date: Friday 3rd December 2021
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.