Senior HR and Recruitment Officer

4 days left

Epsom, England
£35000 - £40000 per annum
23 Dec 2020
20 Jan 2021
JN -122020-1993436
Emily Howley
Job Type
HR Officer
Contract Type
Full Time

Permanent Senior HR and Recruitment Officer - Epsom - Education Sector

The Senior HR and Recruitment Officer will be a conscientious and hard-working individual who enjoys working as part of a team whilst being able to take the lead on recruitment and be the first point of contact on day to day HR operational matters.

Client Details



Permanent Senior HR and Recruitment Officer - Epsom - Education Sector

Duties and responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Overseeing and delivery of the recruitment process
  • Managing the recruitment and authorising recruitment advertising and the use of agencies
  • Drawing up job descriptions for recruitment purposes
  • Ensuring all safer pre-employment / recruitment checks are carried out accurately
  • Entries and updates to the Statutory Single Central Register
  • Issuing /checking employment contracts and all recruitment paperwork
  • Supporting managers with the induction process for their new staff
  • Dealing with changes to terms and conditions of employment/employment documentation
  • Ensuring compliance with current ISI / DfE regulations and all relevant aspects of employment law
  • Carrying out and ensuring effective HR administration systems and processes
  • Helping to maintain the HR and school databases and both paper and electronic personnel files,
  • Dealing with general HR and employee queries and related correspondence
  • In conjunction with the Director of HR, providing managers with advice and support on the full range of HR matters, particularly sensitive matters such as absence, performance management and discipline issues
  • Preparing payroll instructions and liaison with the Accounts/Payroll Department for the monthly payroll process
  • Attend relevant training and ensuring updating of continuous professional development.
  • Deputise for, and undertake any other reasonable tasks as directed by, the Director of HR, Bursar or Head


Skills, abilities, experience and qualifications


  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development qualified at least to Chartered ACIPD with a current strong working knowledge of operational HR
  • Significant HR Generalist experience with a strong background in recruitment
  • Up-to-date knowledge of employment law and employee relations issues
  • General understanding of HR databases and the payroll function
  • Recent experience in supporting and advising middle managers and staff on employment issues, interpreting and implementing HR policies, conditions of service and relevant legislation
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and rapport at all levels through outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent professional written communication skills, including a high standard of written English
  • Excellent IT skills with the ability to use a range of computer offer packages
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to balance priorities and take responsibility for the completion of a task.
  • Highly organised, accurate and attention to detail.
  • The ability to manage sensitive issues and use discretion with the utmost of confidentiality at all times.
  • Willingness to take part in additional training when the acquisition of new skills and knowledge is required.


  • Experience of working within a school or other safeguarding regulations environment is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of the ISAMS or school specific databases;
  • Knowledge of Safer Recruitment processes and ISI or Ofsted or other regulatory compliance bodies;
  • Chartered member of the CIPD

Job Offer

Permanent Senior HR and Recruitment Officer - Epsom - Education Sector
£35-40K + excellent benefits

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