HR Business PartnerEdmonton/Hybrid Up to £45,000 pa.
This role operates as part of a central Human Resources team who works closely with school leaders to support and undertake case management, provide training, give advice and guidance and ensure that all Trust policies are followed in all actions taken.
This role is a purely operational, stand-alone position and as such there is a requirement to undertake both advisory and administrative elements of HR. There will be additional support from a HR administrator or HR Advisor.
- Provide on-site and remote, proactive support and undertake case management work in the allocated schools.
- To provide additional support to the wider HR team as a whole when necessary
- Provide appropriate advice and guidance to school leaders, ensuring that advice is in line with Trust policies and best practice.
- Partner with organisational leaders to gather feedback and make recommendations on HR policies to help align programs with organisational goals.
- Evaluate, recommend and implement programs supporting strategic people initiatives.
- Act as a liaison to bridge communication of Trust policies and practices to all schools.
- Investigate employee complaints and grievances and recommend corrective actions.
- Establish and implement processes to properly on-board new employees.
- Ensure Trust wide HR system implemented and data accuracy of staff information.
- Maintain administrative oversight of key employment information and records including;
- New hire
- Holiday tracking
- Sick Leave
- Conduct exit interviews and off-boarding procedures, analysing information gathered in these processes to help develop retention strategies and reduce turnover.
- Oversee employment needs and /or programmes that support staffing, such as managing temporary employees, alternative work schedules etc.
- Provide coaching and guidance to management and employees in dealing with employment related issues and / or concerns.
- Ensure that school leaders are kept updated on current legal requirements and guidance.
- Drive the performance management process and provide coaching to line managers to ensure the continuous development of employees.
- Assess compliance situations and risks associated with various solutions.
- Support the Trust and its schools in the co-ordination and management of training and training programmes and records.
- To support schools in the production of the annual school workforce census through accurate record keeping and data cleansing.
- Manage and maintain the Single Central Records within their remit
Essential skills and experience
- Evidence of solid understanding of employment law.
- Broad generalist HR experience with strong influencing skills.
- Good understanding of the education sector.
- Minimum CIPD level 5 or equivalent
- Demonstration of successful management experience in:
- Recruitment, Selection and Retention
- Employee relations
- Working with trade unions
- Performance management
- Policy & Process development
- Change or Project Management
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