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Schools’ HR Officer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/03/2019 23:59
£31,401.00 - £34,106.00 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
HR/Recruitment/Training & Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Broad Lane Council Offices, Yate
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Mar

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Schools’ HR Officer

Summary of Post

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced HR professional to join a busy and enthusiastic team focused on delivering an excellent HR service to all our customers. Working within Integra, the traded services division of South Gloucestershire Council, our team provides comprehensive HR support to schools.

We are looking for someone with significant experience in advising on complex casework, who enjoys working in a challenging and varied role with a fast pace. The role involves providing specialist and pragmatic HR advice, guidance and complex case management to support schools and academies. In addition, the post-holder may be required to provide advice to managers within Integra.

Our perfect candidate would be an excellent team player with fantastic communication and influencing skills, as well as someone who is able to prioritise their workload effectively and deal with conflicting demands.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

• Providing HR advice, support and guidance on a range of issues including performance management, discipline and grievance, staffing reductions and re-structures, sickness absence (ensuring the consultation and involvement with Trades Unions and staff) with the aim of timely and appropriate risk mitigation for the organisation.
• Developing and maintaining a high quality and customer service driven service delivery within the parameters of the role, under the direction of the HR Team Managers.
• Providing advice on complex queries from schools including contracts of employment, conditions of service for teaching and support staff, pay and grading issues and non-discriminatory employment practices.
• Co-ordinating and reviewing the recruitment and appointment procedures for Headteachers and ensuring, in liaison with appropriate advisors, that Governing Bodies’ statutory obligations are fulfilled.
• The provision of advice and guidance on job descriptions and the provision of specialist advice and guidance to Headteachers and staff in maintained schools about the Council’s Hay Job Evaluation Scheme.
• Responsibility for providing employment statistics and related data and responding to FOI requests.
• Undertaking project work as required, including the development of policies and procedures.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• Significant experience of delivering HR within a complex organisation (e.g. employee relations, casework and change and training)

• A relevant professional qualification (ideally to the Associate Level of the CIPD) or an equivalent degree qualification or significant relevant experience.

• The ability to provide pragmatic HR advice and support with a focus on achieving outcomes for customers through the use of relevant processes and procedures and the ability to demonstrate the use of personal initiative at all times.

•Experience of project management and the ability to prioritise workload.

• Strong influencing and persuading skills and the ability to build and maintain good customer relationships and to deal with people at all levels within organisations.

• Good report writing, analytical and numerical skills, good record keeping and the ability to make sound judgements

• The ability to interpret complex data and to provide solutions to problems and good IT skills (the ability to use databases and Microsoft Office).

• The ability to cope with the pressure of high work volumes over short periods of time to deliver a quality service within agreed standards.


• Knowledge of the Schools’ HR context

Additional Information

Based at Broad Lane Council Offices, Yate.

No DBS check required.

Closing date: Sunday 24 March 2019

Interviews date: Tuesday 2 April 2019

For informal discussion contact, please contact Jo Hardy on 01454 868497 or Claire Connolly on 01454 863225.

Use of a vehicle: If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Salary: £31,401.00 - £34,106.00 per annum

Hours: 37 hours

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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