Employer: Avanti Services Ltd
Location: Stanmore
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: G9-10, £34,538 – £42,425 depending on experience
Closing Date: 8 October 2021

Job Description

This role sits within the centralised HR department with responsibility for playing a pivotal role within HR in providing support and advice to the schools.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing Multi Academy Trust with schools based in London, the midlands and the South West of England. All Avanti schools provide pupils with an outstanding education rooted in the inclusive and distinctive Avanti Schools ethos of educational excellence, character development, and spiritual insight.

You will have a proactive and collaborative approach with drive and enthusiasm to provide effective and efficient HR support and advice across the organisation.

The successful candidate will be based at the Trust HQ in Stanmore but the role may involve travel to our sites.

Your responsibilities

  • First point of contact for managers and employees for HR policies and/or queries.
  • Supports managers with all operational People issues giving clear and concise advice.
  • Works with Principals to advise and support on employee relations activities such as; performance management, family leave, wellbeing and employee engagement and managing disciplinary & grievance processes.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with relevant stakeholders.

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please download the Job Description.

What are we looking for?

  • Previous experience working at HR Advisor / Officer level in a generalist role.
  • Experience working in Multi Academy Trust or Schools.
  • Experience of supporting managers in all areas of People matters including employment offers, People policies, performance improvement, disciplinary & grievance, absence & sickness, variation of terms, termination of employment and recruitment, etc.
  • Experienced in supporting and advising employees on the full spectrum of ER issues.
  • Sound working knowledge and understanding of UK employment legislation.
  • The ability to explain complex employment issues and legislation in non-HR speak.
  • Able to organise and prioritise multiple work streams within a fast paced and evolving environment.
  • Demonstrates a calm and professional approach to sensitive and/or in contentious people issues.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • CIPD at least Level 5 qualified or have equivalent proven level of experience.
  • Degree educated.

Please see the Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for the role.

Why should you apply?

You will be working in a fantastic environment. Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

  • You’ll be entitled to 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays).
  • NEST pension scheme.
  • Development opportunities via the Avanti Institute.
Further information

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.

Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

How to apply

Application forms must be submitted by the closing date above to [email protected] once fully completed. The successful candidate will be required to sign the application declaration on appointment.

If you have any questions about the post or would like an initial confidential discussion (not part of the assessment process) prior to an application, please email Amie Jenkins – Head Of HR on [email protected] 

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