HR Advisor

JOB ROLE: HR Advisor - stand-alone role


COMPANY: Education/School


HOURS: Full time - 8am-5pm


SALARY: £30-£35K


LOCATION: London


DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT EXCLUSIVE TO:



  • Maintenance and updated Record of all staff, visiting staff and volunteers carrying out regulated activity within each school.

  • Supporting the Senior Management Team of each school through the inspection process (ISI and Ofsted) to ensure Single Central Record and staff files are compliant with the ISI and Ofsted inspectorate.

  • Lead on recruitment campaigns, ensuring safer recruitment procedures are followed for all roles within the schools, posting roles on Recruitment portal and various job boards.

  • Responsible for the on boarding process for successful candidates ensuring all pre-employment checks have been carried out including, eligibility to work, DBS, Health checks etc. supporting documentation has been checked, and systems and files have been updated accordingly.

  • Ensure the HR System is kept up to date with all changes within the School.

  • Maintenance and administration of SIMS, Educare and any other school administration systems for both schools.

  • Assist in the annual salary review process - ensuring systems are updated and letters issued to all staff.

  • Monitor progress of new staff through the probation period, liaising with managers where necessary, ensuring review meetings are carried out appropriately as well as the actions taken during the probationary period.

  • Monitoring and recording of all staff absence on HR system, flagging up any potential absence issues. Follow up with managers and individuals to ensure Self Certs and Fit notes are recorded as appropriate.

  • Maintain leave records for support staff in each of the schools.

  • Support and advise staff on maternity, paternity leave and parental leave in line with APG family friendly policies.

  • Ensure that managers and staff are aware of all HR policies, supporting them should they need it.

  • Support the Senior Management Team with the organisation and administration of staff training including Inset days. Ensuring systems and CPD records are maintained.

  • Compile monthly report for payroll including any staff changes, absence report together with details of any temporary payments. Provide associated paperwork to payroll team in line with agreed payroll cut off dates.

  • Work closely with the Project Manager for the My HR Project to ensure each of their schools is making the best use of the system to support their business objectives.

  • Assist with roll-out of additional My HR functionality - on-boarding, self-service, online appraisals etc.


SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:



  • Rapid learner, being system focused, picking up new systems easily.

  • Highly effective communication skills

  • Good people management skills, able to delegate and escalate as appropriate

  • Ability to work on own initiative and in a stand-alone role.

  • Excellent organisation and planning skills, meeting deadlines

  • Ability to approach confidential matters with discretion, sensitivity, and diplomacy

  • Ability to liaise confidently with senior management, staff, parents, and the wider community. Understand the principles of safeguarding in relation to child protection.

  • Friendly, enthusiastic, approachable

  • CIPD qualified or working towards

  • Select HR is the HR System used by APG and its' update and maintenance will be an integral part of your role - whilst you don't need to have experience of using this system any exposure to this or similar HR systems is essential.

  • Experience within recruitment platforms/tools would be beneficial.

  • Strong experience of using SIMS, Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) to create templates, mail merges, pivot tables etc.

  • Understanding of HR and Payroll processes and basic employment legislation.


If this company and position appeals to you then please apply your CV on-line or if applying via the OA website please send to me directly on Nikki.Toumba@office-angels.com and leoni.calder@office-angels.com


This opportunity is being advertised by the Office Angels West End team.


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