May 4, 2022
£27,514 - £33,486 per annum
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
June 20, 2022


Required as soon as possible

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a transformational HR Advisor to join our team at Mary Hare. Working as part of a small HR team and reporting to the Head of HR, you will be responsible for providing HR advice to employees and managers across the Mary Hare school and its associated business units.

The role is one of a true HR generalist and is one with a real opportunity to influence which supports a full spectrum of generalist HR topics from recruitment to employee relations across the whole of Mary Hare and our associated businesses.

You need to be competent in HR practice and ideally you’ll be qualified to CIPD level 5.

Responsibilities of the role are split into two distinct areas of competence:

i) Full generalist HR competencies supporting a group of designated business areas, e.g. Care, Administration, Secondary School etc.
ii) Specific HR responsibilities as a centre of competence for the whole of Mary Hare and the HR team relating to the employee lifecycle in the following areas: employee attraction, recruitment and onboarding or, employee relations, development and separation.

You’ll be part of a small but supportive team, so we all need to chip in when needed so the role holder will also supports the other team members as required during absence and to assist with queries.

What the job entails

No two days are the same and you will have exposure to the full breadth of HR topics, including but not limited to:

> Provide professional HR advice and guidance to managers in all areas of HR policy and practice.
> Support and coach managers in the application of HR Policy and Procedure.
> Provide guidance to staff on HR related queries.
> Support the development and improvement of the performance management process and ensure this is embedded within the organisation.
> Work with line managers on performance improvement, supporting managers and staff at formal meetings as required.
> Monitor and apply the absence management process working with line managers and occupational health managers to secure successful outcomes.
> To manage the Exit Interview process and provide bi-termly feedback through effective analysis to the Head of HR.
> Undertake specific HR projects that support the achievement of the operational HR strategic goals and the objectives of the organisation.
> Working with the Payroll & HR Admin Advisor to provide advice to managers and employees relating to occupational/statutory sickness, maternity/paternity/parental leave and annual leave entitlements.
> Lead on all recruitment activity from advertising through to organising on-boarding.
> Maintain the HRIS.
> Lead all safeguarding related HR processes including maintaining the Single Central Register.

What you need to bring

To be successful in the role we think you’ll need the following:
> Qualified to CIPD level 5.
> Proven HR generalist competence in an operational HR environment including attraction, recruitment, onboarding, employee relations and employee development.
> Good understanding of ACAS principles and familiar with current Employment Law matters.
> Competent Microsoft Office User, plus a HR system competence e.g. people HR, sage HR etc.

Skills and Personal Qualities

> Excellent communication skills to enable effective dialogue with colleagues, staff, visitors and where applicable, students.
> Organised and self-motivated, with a proven record for meeting targets and deadlines.
> Able to perform well and remain professional whilst under pressure.
> Dedicated team-player, who strives for excellence and leads by example.
> Tactful and discreet, whilst mindful of observing Safeguarding and professional standards.
> Proactive in the use of policy and procedure.
> Well-developed problem-solving skills.
> High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
> Self-motivated and able to work alone without direction.

Ideally you will also bring an awareness of Safeguarding requirements and good practice within an education setting.

Could this be you?

If you think so, then we’d encourage you to find out more so we can show you how wonderful and unique our school and businesses are and also how you could contribute to our continued success.

Please note that in order to adhere to safer recruitment standards all applications must be made via the Mary Hare website and using the Mary Hare application form. Please note that CV's cannot be accepted.

Completed application forms should be sent by the closing date, 6th June 2022.
​Interviews will be held on Monday 13th and Tuesday 21st June 2022.

This School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form and successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider. The role you are applying for is ‘exempt’ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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