Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 Hours

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

APP 1 £ 11,667 - APP 6 £23,500 (Dependent on age and experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the Mercian Trust

The Mercian Trust was incorporated in January 2018 and governs nine secondary schools, including selective grammar schools, large comprehensives, an alternative provision free school and a studio school. Six of the Trust’s schools are located in Walsall: Queen Mary’s High School, Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall Studio School, The Ladder School, Aldridge School, and Shire Oak Academy. Three of our schools; Q3 Tipton, Q3 Langley and Q3 Great Barr, are located in Sandwell.

Trust ethos & values

Our name is rooted in history and expresses a geographical identity and ambition. The ancient kingdom of Mercia encompassed much of what we now recognise as the West Midlands – and crucially for us it included what we now call the Black Country. It was in Mercia that St Chad established an association of small monasteries which fostered unity through bonds of kinship.

Now, a thousand years later, we look to demonstrate the same spirit in our approach. We are a family of schools committed to each other – diverse in nature, proud custodians of our history and success, but together, one charitable Trust with a common purpose.

Our Trust exists to equip our students to live life to the full.

Our mission is increasing opportunities andimproving outcomes to enable our students to:

  • Realise their potential.
  • Thrive in the world of work.
  • Make a positive contribution to the local, national and international community.

Our values are:

  • Excellence and Rigour
  • Challenge and Support
  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • Acceptance and Applause

Mission Statement:

What the school offers its staff

The Role:

The HR Apprentice will work within the HR Centralised Team and provide general HR administration support, working across The Mercian Trust as necessary.

This role will provide an opportunity to gain significant experience within a busy and varied department. The successful candidate will provide support helping with all stages of the recruitment cycle, new starters, maintaining staff records (both digital and paper) and ensuring compliance with statutory regulations.

The post-holder will be provided with the help and support to undertake the CIPD Level 3 accredited, HR Support Apprenticeship. It is expected that the post-holder will develop their skillset throughout the duration of the role and will be exposed to more areas of HR as they progress.

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.

Applying for the job

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About The Mercian Trust

Multi-academy trust

The Mercian Trust is one of the largest regional Trusts in the West Midlands with 9 schools and more than 9,600 students.

We are growing in size and influence, and we are committed to driving social mobility for all our students in the communities we serve through increasing opportunities and improving outcomes. We have stated our commitment to becoming and employer of choice, for leaders, teachers, student support staff and our business professional services staff in whichever school or central team they work.

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