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Employee Relations Advisor

  • Organisation
  • Brighton Academies Trust
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hastings
  • Salary
  • £33,962 - £36,377
  • Closing date
  • 27/06/2024
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 15
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247314/40807
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247314/40807
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Hastings
  • Salary
  • £33,962 - £36,377
  • Closing date
  • 27/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • Brighton Academies Trust
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 15
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education

 

Hours of work: 15 Hours
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only etc.
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Monday 27 May 2024

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The Hastings Academy
Rye Road
Hastings
East Sussex
TN35 5DN

Phone:    01424 711950
Email:     office@thehastingsacademy.org.uk
Website: www.thehastingsacademy.org.uk

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Salary (calculated pro rata): £12,146 per annum 

Contract:  Permanent

Working Pattern: 15 hours per week, term time + 1 week (40 weeks per year)

Location: Hybrid – Working both remotely from home with a requirement for regular travel to our academies within East and West Sussex

We are seeking an experienced HR professional for the role of Employee Relations Advisor to support our People Partner team. Our highly valued and friendly team support our 1200 staff based at 14 primary and secondary academies, and Professional Services between Crawley and Hastings. 

Your experience of dealing with casework and up to date knowledge of employment law will be a vital asset to the team. We are currently embarking on some exciting projects across our family of schools to support our Trust’s strategic plan and are looking for additional support with our day to day work throughout this period.

Your tasks and key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing an efficient and effective, quality- driven, customer-focussed service
  • Ensuring all advice and guidance is compliant with legislation, Trust policies and 'best practice'
  • Advising and supporting managers with organisational changes and with informal and formal employee relations casework
  • Supporting the Partner team in developing absence management practice across the Trust, coordinating process and providing effective advice to line managers

You will likely be required to travel to academy sites for approximately 1 day each week. Your principle place of work will be determined upon appointment, with consideration to your locality.

For full details of this opportunity, please download the attached job description and person specification. To have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sarah Nash, People Partner, by email: s.nash@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk to arrange a mutually convenient time.

We truly value the experience, dedication, and commitment of all our employees and believe in the power of motivated and happy staff. This is why we seek to enrich and reward our employees wherever we can, by offering a wide range of exciting and useful employee benefits. These include:

  • A strong commitment to your health & wellbeing including; onsite Wellbeing Champions, designated Mental Health Ambassadors, flexible working opportunities from Day 1, and Employee Assistance programme
  • Generous public sector pension scheme
  • Discounts on retail & travel
  • High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme
  • Charity giving
  • Generous annual leave entitlement

As the largest Multi-Academies Trust in Sussex, we are a close-knit family of schools committed to achieving ambitions, delivering excellence, and nurturing potential. Sponsored by the esteemed University of Brighton, we provide high-quality learning experiences for our pupils.

Our success is a result of the dedication and expertise of our staff and central teams, creating vibrant places of learning that ignite curiosity and foster a lifelong love of education. Together, we aim to inspire our children and staff to flourish and achieve their best.

At the heart of everything we do are our pupils. We believe that learning should be exciting, engaging, and fun – an adventure where curiosity is celebrated, and creativity is encouraged. We strive to create an environment where each child feels inspired and supported, enabling them to discover their unique talents and interests. 

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. This role is considered exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013, 2020 and 2023. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. 

The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff and volunteer recruitment practices. If you would like any support or assistant at any stage of the recruitment process please let us know, by contacting us either by email to recruitment@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk or by telephone to Bev Lawrence 01424 905 306.

Please apply on our careers site: University of Brighton Academies Trust | Jobs | Search here for your perfect career - Job Information | Apply for Employee Relations Advisor (Term Time)

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.