HR Advisor

Ark Charter Academy

  • £30,295 - £36,648 (ARK SUPPORT PAY SCALE BAND 8) -
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

Ark Charter Academy

HR Advisor


Location: Southsea, Portsmouth
£30,295 – £36,648 (Ark Support Pay Scale Band 8)

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time, 36 hours per week (will consider flexible working)

Start date: ASAP

Closing date: 25th July 2024

Interview date:Rolling basis

Join our dynamic operations team where we value growth, collaboration, and the power of human potential.


About the role:

As an integral member of the operations team, you will lead on the day-to-day HR service provision.  You will manage HR administration and provide a high quality and confidential advisory HR service.  This role requires the post holder to be capable of operating with high levels of autonomy, although you will be supported by your line manager and the Regional People Business Partner, as well as a central “AskHR” service.


Our ideal candidate will have:

·       The right to work in the UK

·       GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths

·       HR qualification (CIPD Level 5 or working towards it)

·       Experience of working in HR and using an HR database

·       Experience of working in a similar role in a school environment (highly desirable)

·       Good IT skills, highly competent in using Microsoft Office

·       Strong administrative and organisational skills

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills

·       Understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures, and the ability to apply this understanding to real situations


View the full job description and person specification here.


About our school:

Ark Charter Academy is a happy and vibrant school located in the heart of Portsmouth. We believe that every young person should feel a sense of belonging to our school community and enjoy their learning.


We inspire and support our students so they can become the very best they can in every single way. With love and care, we develop motivation both inside and outside the classroom, encouraging an appetite for learning in a safe and stimulating Christian environment. We want our students to become the leaders and game-changers of the future. To achieve this, we offer an academic curriculum that strives to expose all pupils to the richness of education, allowing them to experience a diversity of subjects during their time with us.


Our teachers and support staff work hard every day to inspire each and every student to develop skills which will help them to achieve their full potential. We pride ourselves in recognising hard work and rewarding it accordingly, providing opportunities for professional and personal growth in school and across the wider Ark network.


Find out more about us on


We offer:

·       10 Inset days (of which at least one is dedicated to staff wellbeing)

·       A behaviour policy that ensures disruption-free learning

·       Development opportunities for future leaders

·       Generous pension scheme

·       Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers

·       Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle

·       Gym discounts – offering up to 40%

·       Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support


Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.


How to apply:

Please click ‘Apply’ on the website you are visiting to complete an online application form.   Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. 


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If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for any questions, please contact Arlene Gajdus, Business and Community Manager, on


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Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.  


We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.  

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