6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    July 2024

  • Closing date

    25 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

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Working pattern

Full time: Fixed Term Maternity Cover (12 months plus), All Year Round, 37 hours per week (Flexible working arrangement with possibility of some hybrid working)

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year minimum

Full-time equivalent salary

£35,745 – £38,223

Pay scale

PO1, SCP 27 – 30

What skills and experience we're looking for

PO1, SCP 27 – 30, £35,745 – £38,223, Fixed Term Maternity Cover (12 months plus), All Year Round, 37 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior HR Generalist to be responsible for our HR division here at Co-op Academy Southfield as an Academy HR Lead. The successful candidate will ensure an efficient HR service, coordinate recruitment activities and have responsibility for the line management of the HR Administration colleague(s).

The role will involve working 37 hours a week, all year round on a 12 months minimum fixed term maternity cover contract (potentially 14 months) with some flexible working arrangement and possibility of some hybrid working

The role will include:

  • To support the Academy’s implementation of the Trust’s HR policies and procedures through the management of ER casework, liaising effectively with trade union representatives. and escalating cases to the Regional HR Manager when appropriate.
  • To coach and advise the Academy’s leadership team and middle leaders through HR processes and procedures.
  • To manage the Academy’s recruitment procedures, ensuring effective and efficient administrative support and the completion of onboarding processes in line with KCSiE and safer recruitment legislation.
  • To oversee the Academy’s HR service delivery, ensuring processes and systems are robust to achieve accuracy and compliance with key employment legislation.
  • To support managers with employee attendance and wellbeing activities in line with the Trust’s supporting attendance procedure and OH advice
  • To be a proactive member of the Academy HR team by participating in regular meetings, attending training and working to continually improve processes and systems.

You’ll have successful experience of:

  • CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR Management or equivalent
  • Experience of working in an HR Advisory position managing ER case work
  • Experience of undertaking HR improvement projects and reviewing HR processes.
  • A commitment to improving colleague experience
  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to prioritise competing demands

What the school offers its staff

Why us?

What our team does really counts. And we offer a wide range of benefits and rewards to recognise the part you play in our success. Whether they benefit your finances, your well-being, or your family, in or outside work. You are important to us!

Benefits include:

  • Supportive Academy Leadership Team
  • Local government pension scheme and recognised continuous service
  • Co-operative flexible benefits, including cycle to work and 30% Co-op discount and 10% from non-branded products. Discount on Co-op services (insurance & legal)
  • Free flu vaccine and eye tests with money towards glasses
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme offering advice to you and your family around legal, financial, health as well as free counselling
  • Access to Wisdom - our Health & Wellbeing app
  • Season ticket and rental deposit loans
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/continuing professional development

Our Values

We follow the Co-op’s ‘Ways of Being’ which are:

  • Succeed together – Cooperating is what makes us different; we’re better and stronger when we work together.
  • Be yourself, always – We bring our best self to the academy, so that we each contribute and respect others for doing the same. Of course, being yourself isn’t about excusing poor behaviours that contradict our other Ways of Being Co-op.
  • Do what matters most – What matters most is ensuring that our students achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Show you care – We care about our Trust, our colleagues, our students, their parents, our Co-op and communities, now and for the future.

Further details about the role

So, if you believe in our values, we would love to hear from you!

Visits to the school are strongly welcomed. Please contact Marie Harper, our Staff Development Manager:

INTERESTED? For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

How to Apply:To apply please complete the TES application form on the TES recruitment portal

The link for the Academy HR Lead advert and application can be found on https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/academy-hr-lead-bradford-2081633

Closing date:9am, Tuesday 25th June 2024

Shortlisting date:Week ending Friday 28th June 2024

Recruitment Selection date:July, 2024 Exact date to be confirmed

For more information about the Trust, please visit https://www.coopacademies.co.uk/

For information about our school, please visit https://www.southfield.coopacademies.co.uk/

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract

Contract length: 12 months

Pay: £35,745.00-£38,223.00 per year

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Co-op Academy Southfield

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
School size
310 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01274 779662

Arranging a visit to Co-op Academy Southfield

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sthf-recruit@coopacademies.co.uk.

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