HR Advisor

Job Roles:
Adviser, Other - schools related roles
Organisation Type:
Academy Trust
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
East Midlands
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£25,000-£28,000 per annum
11th Sep 2019
Start Date:
David Ross Education Trust
Job Ref:

The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for an HR Advisor. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

The post will be based at our Head Office in Loughborough, with the expectation of on average one day out of the office each week covering our Primary Schools in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. This includes travel to Northampton, Daventry, Kettering and Corby. Flexibility will therefore be required in terms of start and finish times. Access to transport and driving licence is therefore essential.

The post-holder will be the first point of contact for Academies contacting the central HR department with queries. They will take a lead role in terms of monitoring the central HR Enquiries email account and managing responses to queries. This is an ideal post for those wishing to develop their HR career.

Whilst this is a full time, year-round (52 week) role, we are happy to accept applications from candidates wishing to be considered for term time only contracts.

Our ideal candidate will have significant HR experience in a similar role and have gained this experience giving advice within a shared service model. You will be working towards the CIPD qualification (support may be available for the right candidate).

Salary & Benefits

£25,000-£28,000 per annum (pro rata if term time only) dependent on experience and qualifications
Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
30 days annual leave plus public holidays (for year round 52 week contracts)

Who we are looking for

Commitment to working towards graduate membership of CIPD
Basic knowledge of employment legislation and professional development
Some knowledge of Equality and Diversity issues and legislation
Understanding of the change management processes
Awareness and understanding of organisational context
Ability to work in a pressurised environment dealing with numerous work tasks/areas simultaneously
Ability to respond to changing circumstances whilst maintaining a clear view of priorities
Change Management
Risk management and assessment in delivery of advice/support and addressing staffing issues
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to enable work deployment across all areas including academies
Ability to challenge and influence senior managers, Principals and colleagues as appropriate
Commitment to the performance management culture with the ability to set high standards, deliver objectives and challenge, influence and negotiate with managers and staff appropriately
Data analysis and interpretation, experience with Excel
Ability to thrive on ambiguity, complexity and uncertainty
Coaching / mentoring
IT skills
Communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, ability to listen, influence, persuade and negotiate effectively with people at all levels
Problem solving with the ability to find innovative solutions
Time management/prioritisation
Self motivated
Team worker / collaborative working
Ability to travel around the regions that DRET covers
Proven and effective experience in supporting change management programmes
Experience of working with managers at a senior level
Experience of putting in place work processes

​About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.

To submit your application, please click on ‘apply for job’. Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed on-line application.

No agencies

Early applications advised as we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

David Ross Education Trust is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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Closing Date:
Contact Details:
David Ross Education Trust
Tel: 01476 566801
Contact: Recruitment

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