This job expired on 22 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    22 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    4 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (Fixed term - 31st August 2022)
Up to £30,000 per annum (prorated if not FTE)

Job summary

HR Officer - TKAT HR Team

Contract type: Fixed term - 31st August 2022

Working Pattern: 37 hours per week, part time and/or term time working can be considered

Working Flexibly: Flexible working can be considered

Location: TKAT Offices however hybrid working (home/office) will be accommodated. Travel to other TKAT academies on occasion will be necessary as part of this role. See about the role for more information.

Salary/ salary range: Up to £30,000 per annum (prorated if not FTE)

Start date: ASAP

Closing date: 22nd October 2022

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 role

This is an existing role within the TKAT HR Team structure. This vacancy has arisen due to the individual moving into a career developmental opportunity.

Joining the TKAT HR team as 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.

Who should apply?

This role is initially offered on a 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, this is 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 and gain greater exposure further in this field.

As a secondment, you would return to your school role at the end of this opportunity. Term time only and/or part time working patterns will be considered. It may also be possible for you to remain based at your current academy during this secondment. This will be discussed during the interview process.

If you would like to have an informal discussion before applying please contact Emma Sheehan, Head of TKAT HR via before the closing date. Internal applicants should discuss with their line manager prior to submitting an expression of interest for this role.

Key responsibilities of this role 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.

- Internal secondment opportunity, with potential to remain based at current working location (to be discussed at interview)

Working for TKAT

In 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


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all employees 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, Diverse

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.

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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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
514 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Kemnal Technology College

Set in the leafy borough of Bromley, with close links to the M20, the College is a listed and an iconic building. Historically, Kemnal Technology College had been an 11-16 boys’ school but last year we opened and welcomed girls into Y7.

Our belief is that all our students should achieve academic success and have access to a varied co-curricular syllabus in order to complete their educational journey. Our students are happy and are provided with a safe and caring environment in which the talents of different individuals are respected and encouraged to flourish.

Staff have high levels of professionalism and work hard to ensure that every student can shine. College Leaders have a very clear educational philosophy which is focused around the values we want our students to acquire before taking their place in the adult world. This is why we strive for an ambitious, resilient and considerate community.

School location

Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5AA

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