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  • Start date details

    August/September 2024

  • Closing date

    9 August 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£33,024.00 - £36,648.00 Annually (FTE) pay award pending

HR Advisor (Coombe Dean and Plymstock Schools) job summary

Are you an experienced HR professional looking to make a real impact in the education sector?

Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) is seeking a dynamic and dedicated Human Resources Advisor to provide high-quality, commercially aware, and cost-effective HR advisory services across Coombe Dean and Plymstock Schools.

As the HR Advisor, you will manage a diverse caseload, serve as the first point of contact, and play a crucial role in providing professional advice and support on a wide range of employee relations matters. You will also be instrumental in enhancing people-related policies and practices to support the Trust's strategic aims. Your ability to think clearly under pressure, prioritise effectively and resolve problems independently will be key in delivering excellence in professional HR practice for the schools.

While the HR Advisor will primarily work within the schools, addressing local employee relations needs and priorities, as directed by Senior Leadership, they will also benefit from being part of the Trust HR Team, receiving professional practice support and management from a WeST HR Business Partner.

WeST holds a firm belief in giving each child every opportunity to learn and succeed in all that they do. Whist we are a united family of schools who share common values and beliefs, all our schools are unique and hold their own identity. We believe that by working collectively, sharing what works well and jointly developing best practice across teaching and professional services we are stronger together and can provide the very best education for our children. We are proud of our schools, staff and children, and thrive on the constant challenge to do better.

To be considered for the HR Advisor position, candidates must have significant experience in a HR advisory capacity, managing a broad range of employee relations cases and maintaining a diverse caseload, alongside a proven ability to contribute to the development and improvement of HR policies and practices. Experience of working closely with leaders to enhance their employee relations practice is also crucial.

If you meet the requirements for the role, our purpose and values resonate with you, and you are looking for a rewarding role in schools, we would be delighted to receive your application.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Further details about the Trust can be found on our website www.westst.org.uk and on My New Term https://mynewterm.com/trust/Westcountry-Schools-Trust/142688

Applications are via My New Term and close at 9am on Monday 22nd July 2024.

The selection process will take place on Wednesday 31st July 2024.

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 Coombe Dean School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
995 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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