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  • Job start date

    30 October 2023

  • Closing date

    13 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,409.00 - £27,852.00 Annually (FTE) Pro rata for hours and weeks worked (Hours to be agreed)

Recruitment Officer (inc cover) job summary

Job description

Job Title:

Recruitment officer (inc cover)


Grade: H6, Scale point range:14-19

Salary range: £25,409 - £27,852 (FTE). (Pay point TBC, dependent on skills and experience)

Pro Rata: : Dependent on working hours and weeks agreed

Hours / weeks:

Minimum requirement - 20 hrs/wk, 38 weeks term time plus 5 INSET days - additional hours and weeks negotiable

Daily start time - 7am 

Contract type:


Start date:


Reports to:

Member of the Senior Leadership with Recruitment and Cover responsibility

Job purpose

To lead on the strategy and management of staff recruitment (alongside SLT)

To support the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)  with the daily management of staff absence cover

To support the SLT in ensuring that we have the best quality staff employed at Westfield Academy

To contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the Academy.

Main responsibilities


  • Working with SLT to identify long term recruitment needs and vacancies within the Academy

  • Writing and posting engaging job adverts to ensure maximum candidate engagement

  • Developing strong responsive relationships with a wide range of recruitment providers including teacher training agencies, ensuring we have a significant number of teacher trainee placements each year

  • To ensure (liasing with other staff) that our documentation and website are up to date in terms of recruitment

  • Managing the application process accurately and efficiently from start to finish

  • Handling pre-screening of prospective candidates and arranging interviews with hiring managers

  • Liaising with hiring managers for interview feedback 

  • Assisting recruiters to source candidates, update our database and handle any relevant paperwork

  • Performing recruitment duties such as scheduling interviews, updating the calendar accordingly, answering phone calls, and monitoring emails

  • Preparing and posting job advertisements online and in print media

  • Screening candidates by performing background checks and verifying their qualifications and experience

  • Following up with candidates during the recruitment process, like shortlisting call backs or rejection emails 

  • Assisting with the interview process including meeting and greeting interviewees onsite

  • Resolving issues such as interview cancellations swiftly

  • Assisting HR with the onboarding process, including preparing documents and coordinating orientation agendas and welcoming new staff

Staff Absence Cover

  • Working with SLT to identify and arrange short term absence cover for both teaching and non-teaching staff

  • Working with SLT to identify and arrange medium and long term absence cover for both teaching and non-teaching staff

  • To publish fortnightly cover allocations as directed by the SLT lead.

  • Organising and providing induction and support for supply staff, both teaching and non-teaching

  • Ensuring that safeguarding requirements and other relevant regulations are in place and adhered to including the completion, recording and maintenance of necessary checks.

  • Supporting the Senior Leadership Team with ensuring all teaching staff absences are well-managed and procedures are correctly followed.

  • Liaising with recruitment/supply agencies to ensure good relationships, high quality staff cover and clear accountability


  • Participate in training and development activities and programmes as required.

  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals and establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies and professionals.

  • It should be noted that the above list of principal duties and responsibilities is not necessarily a complete statement. Alterations and further duties may be necessary and will be subject to consultation. The post hold is expected to accept any reasonable changes to his / her job description.

  • The post holder is expected to be able to adapt his / her work to address the specific needs of the pupils.

  • Support and foster the aims of the Academy.

  • Make themselves familiar with the contents of the Staff Handbook, the Academy’s aims and policies and endeavour to follow these closely.

  • Attend staff meetings, parents’ evenings, INSET sessions and similar important functions both in and out of normal Academy hours, and participate in the main Open Day for prospective parents and pupils.

  • Notify their Line Manager as early as possible if they are going to be absent from the Academy and follow the Academy’s policy for notifying. 

  • Attend relevant in-service training each year, at the request of their Line Manager and / or the Headteacher.

  • Take part in the Academy’s performance management scheme and appraisal.

Commitment to safeguarding

Westfield Academy and it's Trust Board fully recognise that they have a duty of care to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children. We recognise that all members of the school community, including volunteers and Trustees, will at all times play a full and active part in protecting our students from harm.
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About Westfield Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1319 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Westfield Academy. We are an over-subscribed, high-performing, non-selective Academy. We have been a consistently "Good" OFSTED school since 2012, with our most recent inspection being December 2019. During my time as Headteacher, our students have consistently achieved some of the best exam results in South West Herts.

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