This job expired on 2 August 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    2 August 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    26 July 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Contract type
Fixed term (Fixed term 12 months / Potential secondment opportunity)
Up to £30,000 per annum

Job summary

HR Officer - TKAT HR Team
Contract type: Fixed term 12 months / Potential secondment opportunity
Working Pattern: Ideally full time 37 hours per week 
Working Flexibly: Term time only working and flexible working can be considered
Location: Base will TKAT Offices (Kemnal Technology College) however hybrid 
working (home/office) will be accommodated. Travel to other TKAT academies on occasion will be necessary as part of this role.
Salary/ salary range: Up to £30,000 per annum
Start date: September (however ASAP preferred)
Closing date: 2nd August 2021
Interview date: TBC
About TKAT
TKAT (The Kemnal Academies Trust) is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South of England with over 45 Primary, Secondary and SEN Academies in the TKAT Family.
Our ultimate aim is to ensure we drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching, leadership and learning for all.
The HR Team forms part of the broader support function working with Schools/ Academies  across TKAT. 
As a team we provide a range of expert guidance and support, by calling upon our diverse professional experiences and specialist knowledge. This includes providing support in areas of employee relations, wellbeing, recruitment and selection, equality and diversity, as well as leading in a number of projects. 
Achieving the best educational outcomes for our 22,500 children and young people is at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven person to join our team who believes in the values and strategic vision for TKAT moving forwards.

About the roleAs an HR Officer, as well as completing and owning administrative tasks you will work in partnership with an HR Business Partner supporting a group of TKAT schools with strategic planning, whilst maintaining robust support of casework and related administration. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in project work aiding your own personal career development. 
This role is initially offered on a 12 month fixed term contract and is perfect for someone who has consolidated an HR administration role and is now looking to develop their generalist skills. 
Secondment Opportunity - as well as being advertised externally, we would also consider this as a fantastic secondment opportunity for an existing TKAT employee where HR administration may be a part of their current role and would like to develop their career further in this field. The successful applicant will not only have the opportunity to support our TKAT Academies but become a part of the TKAT HR Team who are not only passionate and focussed but inclusive and supportive. 
Based on a 12 month secondment, you would return to your school role at the end of this opportunity. Term time only working pattern would  be considered. If you would like to have an informal discussion around secondment then please contact Emma Sheehan, Head of TKAT HR via by Wednesday 28th July 2021. Applicants must gain agreement from their line manager prior to submitting an expression of interest for this role
Key responsibilities include:
- Working with an HRBP supporting a group of academies including being the first point of contact for line managers and employees with Employee Relation and HR systems queries, including supporting line managers with policies and procedures.- Supporting the full recruitment process and employee life cycle administrations including starters pre employment checks, leavers and contractual changes.- Assisting managers and/or HRBPs at meetings including sickness absence meetings, performance issues, disciplinary investigations and grievance matters.- Maintaining the HR System employee records and supporting the development and roll out of additional functionality including training others.- Maintaining the TKAT Applicant Tracking System for your group of Academies supporting the recruitment cycle from advert to appointment.- Assist in the collection of HR related data to produce and maintain reports, including statutory returns such as the Gender Pay Gap report for HR Business Partners and/or Leaders

The ideal candidate for this role will have:- The ability to demonstrate generalist HR experience, including an understanding of how to work in accordance with policies and procedures.- The ability to demonstrate excellent written administration skills requirements as the successful applicant will produce meeting notes, invite and outcome letters and data reports.- The ability to demonstrate excellent verbal skills and having confidence to support meetings providing HR advice and guidance where required.- Proficiency in managing, adapting and prioritising your own workload and use initiative to deliver high-quality HR support whilst taking account of confidentiality and data protection.- Experience and the ability to demonstrate confidence when using HR, Payroll and Recruitment systems.- Ideally CIPD Level 3 qualified, part-qualified or equivalent HR recognised qualifications.- Desirably have full UK Driving Licence, with access to your own vehicle as some travel will be required to other TKAT schools for meetings and training.
Working for TKATIn return, as an employee of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), you will benefit from:

  • 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

SafeguardingTKAT 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.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, DiverseTKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to struggles, 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.
Access to interview - should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will. 

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Trust overview

Trust type
Multi-academy trust

About The Kemnal Academies Trust

 The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) is one of the largest multi-academy Trusts in the South of England with 45 Academies currently within the TKAT family.

We drive up educational standards, pupil progress and achievement through the provision of exceptional teaching, leadership and learning for all. We believe in the power of innovation, collaboration and school-to school support. 

Head office location

Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, DA14 5AA

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