School HR Officer


Job Title: HR Officer - Temporary to Permanent

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4.30pm (Term time only, 38 weeks + 10 additional days)

Hourly rate: £10.21 per hour (Rising to £11.27 after 12 weeks)

The Role: Our friendly and down to earth client is currently seeking a HR Officer to join them on a temporary to permanent basis. Under the direct of the Business Manager you will provide administration duties to ensure the effective delivery of HR services within the business, in particular processes relating to, recruitment including safeguarding responsibilities, staff attendance, payroll and contracts, staff well-being, performance and other general HR duties.

The successful candidate must be CIPD Level 3 qualified or above with prior experience of successfully leading and managing a HR team or department.

This is a really varied role and duties will include the below:

Staff Attendance

  • Ensure that records of attendance, leave of absence and annual leave are maintained for internal and payroll purposes, oversee the quality control of this information

  • Process sickness and absence details onto relevant systems meeting monthly input deadlines, ensuring return to work meetings are arranged and forms are completed promptly

  • Make referrals of staff to occupational health as required and oversee the coordination of any reasonable adjustments as recommended by Occupational Health

  • Produce termly reports to monitor absence and other HR issues and advise the Senior Leadership Team so that HR processes run to schedule

  • Identify high levels of absence and address with staff and Line Managers


  • Co-ordinate adverts ensuring these are placed on the relevant internal and external advertising locations

  • Collate job applications for shortlisting, arrange interview schedules, request references and prepare offer letters

  • Provide admin support during staff recruitment process and clearance of new staff, following checklists for recruitment

  • Create and maintain forms for pay and contract related changes and enter on SIMS once approved

  • Ensure induction meetings are booked and paperwork is completed by the relevant parties for all new staff

  • Responsible for the completion and submission of Agency AWR information and timesheets

  • Responsible for setting up Apprentice contracts with learning providers


  • Support Line Managers in addressing poor performance through informal Action plans and formal processes

  • Help Line Managers identify training required for staff, such as new starters, change to job roles, promotions and performance management where appropriate

  • Coordinate the annual appraisal, performance management and pay review administration for non-teaching staff, undertake reviews of job descriptions and personal specifications

  • Responsible for the preparation, collation and management of teacher's performance management records/data to inform the annual performance management cycle

General HR processes

  • Responsible for ensuring accurate maintenance of the SIMS database so that all staffing information is correct

  • Responsible for issuing exit questionnaires & collating data from responses to inform Governor reports

  • Provide clerical support and policy guidance in disciplinary, grievance or staff care referral procedures

  • Understand the implications of the Data Protection Act and other legislation to ensure confidentiality of records, retention of documents and information is maintained to ensure compliance with GDPR

  • Provide accurate and timely management information as and when required including reports for the Governing Body

  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

  • Responsible for ensuring HR policies and procedures are up to date and fit for purpose

  • Manage the HR/Finance Assistant providing clear, concise guidance on what is required day-today, providing support, reviewing performance and addressing any concerns or achievements

  • Process maternity, paternity and other leave with Payroll

  • Liaise with the Finance team and assist with payroll queries from staff

To be successful in this role you will need prior experience as a HR professional with strong IT and communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team and independently. You must also be with well-organised and proactive with the ability to problem solve and work in a fast paced environment against tight deadlines. Prior experience in an educational setting would be an advantage however not essential.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a friendly and welcoming team.

If you have the relevant experience for this role, please apply online. You can also send your CV directly to or call the team on 01823 285440.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS will be required.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Catherine Knight