HR Officer

  • Location
    City Of London, Greater London
  • Category
    HR - HR Officer
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 30000 - £ 34000 / Year
  • OrganizationType

My client is looking for a HR officer to join their dynamic team based in the West End.

The role will provide generalist HR support to a Private School in the West End. The HR Officer will be responsible for dealing with employee relations queries, case work, advising, training managers on various tasks and involvement in the disciplinary and grievance procedures. The role also covers all aspects of Recruitment, On-boarding and Pre-employment checks, Payroll Administration, as well as the maintenance and update of the Single Central Record.


  • Act as key point of contact for HR queries providing guidance on HR policy, process and operating procedures to employees and managers.

  • Maintenance and update of Single Central Record with details of all staff at each school as well as any visiting staff and volunteers carrying out regulated activity within the 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 for all roles within the schools, posting roles on the Recruitment portal and various job boards. Monitoring application levels, responding to queries, organising interviews, reference requests and issuing offer letters.

  • Responsible for the onboarding 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 including; new starters, leavers, changes of personal and contractual details, sickness and other absences as well as the update of training records.

  • 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 to ensure review meetings are carried out appropriate 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.

  • Ensure that managers and staff are aware of all HR policies and procedures and support them with any queries they may have.

  • 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 cutoff dates.

  • Work closely with the Head of HR Services 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 rollout of additional My HR functionality - onboarding, self-service, on line appraisals etc.

  • Conduct Migrant Worker administration

  • Advise management on change management initiatives i.e. redundancies

  • Support Head Office and the college in relation to budgeting tasks

  • Support to the wider HR Team to achieve its objective in relation to the business wide objectives in relation to diversity and other related projects for which some project management experience would be an advantage


  • System focused with ability to pick up new systems quickly

  • Highly effective communication skills

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

  • Ability to work on own initiative

  • Excellent organisation and planning skills

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

  • Ability to liaise confidently with senior management, staff, parents and the wider community

  • Friendly, enthusiastic, approachable

  • CIPD qualified or working towards

Thank you for your interest in this role. All successful applications will be contacted within 5 working days. Due to the high volume of applications we receive we do ask for your patience to wait to hear from the consultant rather than to call us directly.

If you have not heard after 5 working days then unfortunately we were unable to consider your application on this occasion.

Office Angels West End branch look after roles in the following locations and all areas in between: Oxford Circus, Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road, Euston, Regent Street, Piccadilly, Leicester Square, Camden, Bond Street, Marble Arch, Marylebone, Mayfair, Baker Street, Edgware Road, Regents Park, St Johns Wood, Primrose Hill, Paddington, Hampstead.

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