HR Partner

6 days left

Brighton, East Sussex
£40,000- £45,000
01 Jun 2021
30 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

HR Partner

- Brighton

  • Rewarding HR Partner opportunity based in Brighton within the Education sector
  • Varied and fast paced role in a changing environment

About Our Client

Aldridge Education are a highly successful charitable trust with a strong focus on learners acquiring the qualifications and enterprising qualities which prepare them for the opportunities that lie ahead of them.

Working together with Principals and teachers to rapidly improve the quality of education on offer at primary, secondary and sixth-form levels and through adult learning, Aldridge Education transform the life-chances of their students, they believe in the power of teamwork and aim high collectively.

Aldridge Education was established as a national multi-academy trust by the Aldridge Foundation in 2016.

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced HR Partner to join a small but expanding HR team.

The HR Partner operates as part of a central Human Resources team who works closely with school leaders to support and undertake case management, provide training, give advice and guidance and ensure that all Trust policies are followed in all actions taken.

This role is a purely operational, stand-alone position and as such there is a requirement to undertake both advisory and administrative elements of HR. There will be limited support on a part-time basis from the regional HR Advisor

The HR partner will spend their working week between Falmer and Portslade supporting the schools on site with a day working from home to undertake administration.

The HR Partner works closely with school leaders to support and undertake case management, provide training, give advice and guidance and ensure that all Trust policies are followed in all actions taken.

Additionally, the HR Partner works closely with the Director of HR and the rest of the HR team to work on and implement national initiatives

Responsibilities are:

  • Provide on-site and remote, proactive support and undertake case management work in the allocated schools.
  • To provide additional support to the wider HR team as a whole when necessary
  • Provide appropriate advice and guidance to school leaders, ensuring that advice is in line with Trust policies and best practice.
  • Partner with organisational leaders to gather feedback and make recommendations on HR policies to help align programs with organisational goals.
  • Evaluate, recommend and implement programs supporting strategic people initiatives.
  • Act as a liaison to bridge communication of Trust policies and practices to all schools.
  • Investigate employee complaints and grievances and recommend corrective actions.
  • Establish and implement processes to properly on-board new employees
  • Maintain administrative oversight of New hires, Benefits, Payroll, Holiday tracking, Sick Leave
  • Conduct exit interviews and off-boarding procedures, analysing information gathered in these processes to help develop retention strategies and reduce turnover.
  • Oversee employment needs and /or programmes that support staffing, such as managing temporary employees, alternative work schedules etc.
  • Liaise with appropriate school staff on the various activities associated with recruiting, working closely with school PAs and Principals
  • Provide coaching and guidance to management and employees
  • Ensure that school leaders are kept updated on current legal requirements and guidance.
  • Drive the performance management process and provide coaching to line managers
  • Assess compliance situations and risks associated with various solutions.
  • Support the Trust and its schools in the co-ordination and management of training and training programmes
  • Support schools in the production of the annual school workforce census through accurate record keeping and data cleansing.

The Successful Applicant

This role requires an individual who is confident in their communication and practice and who can effectively manage supportive challenge within the Schools.

Successful candidates for this role must have experience of working with trade unions, change management and a strong employee relations background.

Individuals must be suitable for working in a stand-alone position in a HR function that has not yet reached maturity.

Additionally, to be successful you will have the following experience:

  • Broad generalist HR experience with strong influencing skills
  • Experience within: Recruitment, Selection and Retention, Employee relations, Performance Management, Policy & Process development, Change or Project Management
  • Willingness to work operationally whilst demonstrating the ability to think strategically
  • Ability to operate in a consultative manner
  • Ability to prioritise and organise multiple projects
  • Solid understanding of employment law
  • CIPD qualification
  • Proven experience successfully working with Trade unions
  • Experience leading end to end restructures
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Highly advantageous for candidates with educational/ local government backgrounds

What's on Offer

£40,000- £45,000

25 days Annual Leave

Free Parking

Statutory local government pension scheme

1 day working from home

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPPTJN0520212572296Z
Closing Date: 30/06/2021


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