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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    10 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 2 years

Pay scale

NJC Pay Scale, Points 16-17

What skills and experience we're looking for

See attached JD/PS

Are you a graduate or currently working in an entry level HR role and looking for a great opportunity to progress in your chosen career in the education sector?

At FCAT we’re offering a fantastic opportunity of a 2 year trainee role to work towards becoming an experienced and CIPD qualified HR Advisor.

The Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT) is a Multi Academy Trust with 875 staff working across our 10 schools in Blackpool and Lancashire and our central services team.

In this role you will be supported to develop the knowledge, skills, experience and confidence to become a successful HR Advisor; through a personalised development plan including on the job training and coaching in a supportive team. We will also fully fund your CIPD professional qualification which you will complete alongside to support your progress.

You will join the HR team including Head of HR, HR Business Partner, HR Advisor and HR Officer who will support your development. We have successfully delivered 3 traineeships in recent years with colleagues successfully securing internal and external promotions as a result of this.

Within your development plan, you will be supported to quickly build strong relationships with managers and staff to successfully advise and resolve issues through the full employee life cycle; recruitment, onboarding, attendance, employee relations, and end of contract etc. You will have a solid focus on ensuring that your work adds value and makes a positive impact.

Our HR team is a well-regarded and supports the effective running of our schools and trust. As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to be directly involved in the design and delivery of HR operations and strategy, including new policies, procedures and initiatives that continually enhance the HR service, Team FCAT employer brand as well as staff satisfaction and engagement.

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you:

  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Hybrid working
  • Opportunity to complete your CIPD qualification fully funded.
  • Additional CPD e.g. Outward Mindset
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with generous employer contributions above 15%.
  • Access to free Smartclinic health support services via an App for all staff to access online GP appointments, physiotherapy, counselling, CBT, stress and anxiety coaching as well as advice on health, finance, legal matters.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual flu vaccine
  • Blackpool Council travel discount
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • Commitment to our Team FCAT Work and Wellbeing Charter

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 Fylde Coast Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust

Arranging a visit to Fylde Coast Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email laura.ferris@fcat.org.uk.

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