25 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,369 to £26,845 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

At the Sapientia Education Trust, our students are at the heart of everything that we do, and working in our HR team is no exception. We are looking for someone with a shared passion for enriching the lives of our learners through a continued commitment to delivery of high-quality service and guidance to our staff.


The HR Officer’s primary role is to work as an integral part of the HR Team, providing the central recruitment and HR Administration function to the allocated Trust schools. The role includes the following:

  • Producing accurate adverts and job descriptions for new posts;
  • Arranging and occasionally conducting interviews with an interview panel;
  • Conducting pre-employment and compliance checks to ensure all new staff meet the requirements;
  • Assisting with induction and on-boarding processes for new staff;
  • Administering HR processes, policies and procedures;
  • Setting-up new starters on payroll and calculate complex pay and holiday entitlement;
  • Supporting a head count of approximately 400 members of staff in all HR related queries and contractual changes.

There is the opportunity within the role to work towards CIPD Level 5 via an apprenticeship.

  • Are you organised with a keen eye for detail?
  • Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment?
  • Are you able to work both independently and as part of a team?
Then we would love to hear from you!

What the school offers its staff

  • A personal Sodexo account with access to high street discounts
  • Flexibility on hours during the school holidays
  • The option to work from home one day per week
  • Free school meals during term time
  • Validium support 24/7
  • The opportunity to undertake CIPD Level 5 training via an apprenticeship.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore all applicants must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2022, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview.

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About Sapientia Education Trust

Multi-academy trust
Email address
Phone number
01953 609012

The Sapientia Education Trust (SET) was established in 2016 with the purpose of bringing like-minded schools together to work in partnership to deliver a world class education to pupils in Norfolk and Suffolk. SET currently consists of 7 secondary schools and 10 primary schools, educating over 5,500 pupils.

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