5 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£17,414.00 - £18,186.00 Annually (Actual) equivalent to £23,115 - £24,140 pa full-time

HR Assistant job summary

We are looking for someone to join our team as an HR Assistant with the primary responsibility being to plan absence and organise cover for absent teachers. The successful candidate must be a morning person as the day starts at 7.30am in order to ensure the absences and cover requirements are shared with the team within the required timeframe.

To join us, you must be extremely organised with meticulous attention to detail and have strong accuracy skills. You will need the ability to work independently whilst cover is organised and then under the direction of the HR team to provide administration support. The role is varied and covers a variety of tasks. You will also be trained to administer and process the monthly payroll.

The post is for a total of 32.5 hours per week; the actual working hours will be 7.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday, including a 30 minute unpaid break each day. The post is for 39 working weeks per year (term time only), but you will be paid for 44.60 weeks of the year to include holiday pay.

Benefits of working at Priestlands include:

  • Free on-site car park
  • Friendly and sociable colleagues
  • Enrolment in and generous contribution to one of the UK’s largest public sector pension schemes; LGPS
  • Eligible for reduced rate membership at NFDC leisure centres
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance programme offering advice on a range of areas including well-being, housing and financial matters
  • Free eye sight test every 2 years
  • Professional development opportunities for all staff
  • Affordable on-site canteen

References will be usually taken up prior to interview; if you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher. You will be required to provide appropriate evidence of identity and qualifications to support other pre-employment checks which will be undertaken on the successful candidate for this role, including: your right to work in the UK, a confidential health declaration, an online search of your name in line with government guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education, and a DBS application.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your application so please submit it as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Priestlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and you will be required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions. Priestlands School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Commitment to safeguarding

Priestlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and you will be required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions. Priestlands School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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About Priestlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1240 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Priestlands School, an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school, serves the south of the New Forest. Our catchment area covers an area of outstanding beauty, stretching from Beaulieu in the East, to Brockenhurst in the North, and Milford-on-Sea at its most westerly point. To the south lies the Solent, providing one of the most popular sailing areas in the country. We serve eleven primary and junior schools, although our intake includes children from other schools, including a number of private schools.

Priestlands is an exciting school in which to work and we are proud of its many achievements. We are committed to being a leading comprehensive school that serves the entire community, provides high quality education across the curriculum and has ambitious plans for its continued success and development. Our headline GCSE results and progress score consistently place us among the top schools in Hampshire and the New Forest and demonstrate that Priestlands is consistently delivering positive outcomes for all groups of students, year on year.

We are proud of our academic record and believe all children are capable of making exceptional progress. We encourage them to embrace challenge, pursue excellence and to be resilient in overcoming obstacles. Above all we want to ignite in our students a love of learning which will serve them well throughout their lives.

However, Priestlands is about far more than exam results as our motto, Learn more… Do more… Be more…, implies. Our aim is to develop well rounded young people who have the skills and attributes to be successful in life and make a positive impact in our community.



We encourage all our young people to develop a sense of values and responsibility for themselves and other people. We aim to treat young people as individuals, recognising and respecting individual needs, aptitudes, interests and aspirations.

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