We are looking for an experienced HR professional to join our central HR and payroll team as a HR Business Partner to provide a timely and professional HR service to schools within the River Learning Trust.
The role will be working in our well established and exceptional HR team alongside our 2 existing experienced HR Business Partners, HR Director, HR Officer, Project Leads and Payroll Manager/Officer.
You will work in partnership with approximately 10 schools in Oxfordshire across our Trust (including primary and secondary schools) to support them with a range of people matters and timely strategic advice. This is a busy, varied role where you will be working in our culture of continuous improvement and will have a real opportunity to make a difference to our schools and their communities.
You will have previous experience as an HR practitioner and experience gained within the education sector (preferably within a school or multi academy trust) is essential; along with a proven track record of handling a range of complex employee relations issues and casework. A driving licence and access to a vehicle for travelling between schools is required for the role.
This is a hybrid role with 1 day per week spent at our office in Kidlington working alongside the HR and payroll team; and the remainder of your working time spent visiting schools or working from home.
Hours of work: Full time and part time options are available for this role including term-time only working or all year round (52 weeks per annum). We are ideally looking for a minimum of 4 days per week.
The River Learning Trust
The River Learning Trust is a successful and growing Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Oxfordshire. We are currently responsible for 28 schools including 9 secondary schools, 19 primary schools, and a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) provider across Oxfordshire, and two schools (a primary and a secondary) within Swindon.
What we can offer
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 VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.
OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.
OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our 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.
Online applications are through MyNewTerm (please click apply). If you would like to have an informal chat about the role before making an application please contact Sarah Separovic, HR Director at SSeparovic@riverlearningtrust.org
Closing Date: Wednesday 21st February 2024 (5pm)
Interview Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024
River Learning Trust reserves the right to close the advert early to consider and interview candidates ahead of the closing date if appropriate. An offer may be made to an exceptional candidate in this instance.
The River Learning Trust 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
The River Learning Trust is 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.
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