35 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    March 2023

  • Closing date

    12 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12 month Maternity Cover Contract x 2

Full-time equivalent salary

£45,000 to £50,000 per annum FTE

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South & East of England with 45 Primary, Secondary and SEN Academies in the TKAT Family.

As an HR Team, we are proud to say that we support c3500 employees across 45 TKAT Academies broken down into 6 regions. Not only will the HR Business Partner support schools within 2 TKAT regions (both Primary and Secondary), they will also lead a range of different projects and will implement the TKAT Employer of Choice Agenda.

You will work in partnership with an HR Advisor which will give you the opportunity to line manage to ensure not only are you supporting employee relation casework for your regions but also ensuring your HR Advisor is accessing career development opportunities to continue in their career path.

Working closely with the Head of HR and HR Director, this role is key in helping to strengthen capability and confidence through coaching and advising Line Managers in all aspects of HR and people practices. It is a true generalist role supporting the business areas in day-to-day activity as well as leading on wider projects. The HR Business Partner will act as a trusted advisor to support their area of the organisation through a variety of different methods with our ultimate aim is to ensure we drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching, leadership and learning for all.

What the school offers its staff

From the end of March 2023, the corporate TKAT HR team are looking for TWO HR Business Partners to join the team on 12 month contracts as maternity cover.

This would be an excellent opportunity for a Senior Advisor or HR Manager already based in a school to gain wider exposure corporately and bridge the gap to a HR Business Partner role. We are an amazing team with some very special benefits so read on if this is of interest.

The ideal candidate would be required to get stuck in at all levels as it is a very operational role. You would be joining an incredibly collaborative team surrounded by people who are truly passionate about what they do with a people-centric approach to HR. The HR Business Partner would adopt this attitude and complement the supportive environment.

This could be a secondment opportunity for an existing TKAT employee who would like to gain wider exposure and to develop their expertise and confidence. If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to chat this through, please contact Emma Sheehan via 07802 721468 or emailemma.sheehan@tkat.org. We can work with your Academy to ensure this career development opportunity works for you.

Ideally we the team would be looking for a full time recruit however for the right candidate flexible working patterns would be considered, and following the pandemic and implementing effective and efficient new working ways, the teamwork hybrid which involves working from home, working from the office at least once a week and of course supporting our schools on site when required.

Further details about the role

In return, as an employee of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), you will benefit from:

  • Workstation set up including laptop and mobile phone

  • A wide variety of opportunities for professional development

  • Opportunities to work flexibly, where possible

  • Our support for your wellbeing at work

  • Membership of a generous pension scheme

  • Free eye tests at Specsavers

  • The option to join our employee discount scheme

  • Free parking at TKAT Offices

  • Employee Assistance Programme - free & confidential advice on a variety of subjects ranging from physical and mental health to financial help.

  • TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Commitment to safeguarding

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

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About The Kemnal Academies Trust

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