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  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    9 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,973.00 - £21,877.00 Annually (Actual) Grade 6 (Scale point 8-13), 37 hours per week, working term time, plus 10 days

HR Assistant job summary

We are recruiting for a new HR Assistant to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to develop their knowledge and experience in HR.

In this role you will work closely with the HR Manager and School Business Manager to develop and maintain excellent HR systems and a warm and welcoming culture at Cheney School. 

You will need to be reliable, enthusiastic, organised, efficient and able to work with a high level of accuracy. There is a lot of contact with staff members, so you will need to have strong communication skills, and be personable and people focused. Prior experience in a school setting is highly desirable. 

Key elements of the role include recruitment administration, staff absence monitoring, maintaining safeguarding records and general HR administration. 

See person specification for full breakdown of essential and desirable criteria.

This is a full time, permanent post, working term time plus two weeks. This means you would work during the school term, plus an additional 10 days across the year. The additional days will be scheduled around payroll deadlines and INSET days and can be worked flexibly in agreement with the HR and School Business Managers.

What we can offer

Cheney School offers a warm and supportive staff community as well as: 

  • Support and encouragement to undertake further training and professional development

  • A defined benefit pension scheme with favourable terms for all employees

  • (Teachers Pension for Teachers; LGPS for Support Staff)

  • Staff “tea” every Friday!

  • On-site parking

  • Hosts of the on-site Rumble Museum and Iris Classics Centre

  • Cycle to work and employee assistance schemes 

  • On-site Gym

  • Canteen on site

  • Situated next to South Park which has exercise circuits, a children's playground and a lovely view! 

  • Short walk to Oxford Brookes University which has a gym, climbing wall and sports clubs, dentists and osteopath.

  • Quick and easy access to Headington, East Oxford/Cowley Road and the City Centre

  • Employee centred and family friendly policies and practises that support you in and beyond your workplace.

  • Offering flexible working wherever we can, in order to support the work life balance of our employees.

  • Enhanced sick pay, maternity leave, paternity leave and parental leave.

  • Competitive holiday entitlement for support staff (minimum 24 days rising to 32 day plus bank holidays  per annum - dependent on grade of role and length of service) 

  • Funded eye tests and glasses for DSE users (subject to T/Cs)

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive  continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children. 

Closing Date - 8.00am, Monday, 25th September

Shortlisting date -Monday, 25th September

Interview date - Friday, 29th September

The school reserves the right to consider and interview candidates ahead of the closing date if appropriate. An offer may be made to an exceptional candidate in this instance. 

Queries and visits prior to application are welcome. Should you wish to have a confidential conversation with the HR Manager about the role, prior to application, then please contact Agnieszka Dazley on the details below.

The River Learning Trust and Cheney School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.   The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

Commitment to safeguarding

Cheney School and The River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and obtain any other statutorily required clearance. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (1 from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.

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About Cheney School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1694 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students. We are what a comprehensive school was designed to be; we are very proud of our inclusive ethos and the fact that we provide a liberal, outward-looking education to students from all backgrounds, and a caring and supportive community for staff.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities.

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