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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: Monday's and Tuesday's, 8.30am to 4.00pm (30 minutes unpaid lunch break) and Thursday's, 8.30am to 12.30pm. Working hours can be negotiated for the right candidate.

Contract type

Fixed term - 6 months

Full-time equivalent salary

£24,294 - £24,702 pa pro rata

Pay scale

Scale 4

What skills and experience we're looking for

A unique opportunity has arisen within Hope Learning Community for the role of an HR Assistant at Market Field School. The ideal candidate will have some experience within a school setting, and a keen interest in developing HR skills and knowledge. Under the guidance of the HR Officer and with wider support of the Trust, this is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is looking to expand their skills or take on a new career path within the intriguing and ever-changing HR sector.

The varied role includes duties to ensure efficient and effective running of HR operations across the school and college. The role involves the organisation and processing of staff personnel and day-to-day HR queries, the assistance of processing monthly payroll, assisting with safer recruitment practices, ensuring compliance and confidentiality, and other general HR duties. Please see the full job description for further details.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organisation and time-management skills with the ability to manage workload and to meet deadlines. They will have a flexible approach to their role, a key attention to detail and a positive, solution-focused attitude, with a keen desire to expand their knowledge and experience.

What the school offers its staff

Why work within Hope Learning Community?

Each and every day we are lucky enough and have the privilege of working with the most amazing, unique children.

They never fail to inspire, interest and educate us in ways we could never have imagined. We are a forward thinking school and understand that every child is an individual and do our utmost best to ensure they are given the support, guidance and opportunity to succeed in an environment where they feel safe, secure and valued.


  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Opportunities to flourish through CPD training
  • Free school lunches
  • Free health and wellbeing services including GP appointments, counselling and much more
  • A wonderfully welcoming school community

Further details about the role

To apply:

Please complete and submit an application form via this website or email for the attention of the HR Department on hrenquiries@marketfield.essex.sch.uk

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

Please note that all staff are subject to successful completion of a probationary period.

Hope Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Hope Learning Community is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Market Field School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
School size
472 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Phone number
01206 825195

We are a Special Needs School and College

Arranging a visit to Market Field School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hrenquiries@marketfield.essex.sch.uk.

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