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Head of HR

Acorn Recruitment And Training
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Acorn Recruitment is seeking an experienced HR professional to take up the post of Head of HR within educational/charity setting in Thornbury, near Bristol. The salary is £38,298 - £45259.50 per annum, dependent on qualification and experience. You will need a professional HR qualification and a thorough, practical understanding of employment law and safer recruitment, along with a minimum of CIPD Level 5 and/or qualification by experience will be considered.SUMMARY OF TASKS AND DUTIES* Oversee the Human Resources team.* Stay up to date with changes to good employment and safer recruitment practices (Keeping Children Safe in Education) to ensure compliance with the Children's Homes regulations and Independent Schools Standards, and ensure the School is staffed by the best people for the advancement and safety of our pupils.* Ensure that staff are employed on appropriate terms and conditions in line with School policy and that all employees have a signed contract on their first day of work.* Establish systems to ensure that all contractual requirements are reasonably met and that the duty of the School as an employer is enacted, including matters related to IR35.* Provide fair employment arrangements for staff that encourage diversity in the staff group, fair remuneration, and good retention of staff and minimise the risk of claims of unfair employment practices.* Develop, implement and maintain HR policies and procedures to ensure effective, fair and consistent management of staff throughout the School, and ensure that the HR team handbook and HR section in the staff handbook are comprehensive and up-to-date.* Take part in interview panels, when required, using safer recruitment techniques.* Oversee the appointments procedure when recruiting all staff.* Ensure up-to-date, accurate and compliant job descriptions and person specifications are in place for all staff.* Work closely with managers, providing them with expert guidance, quality advice, coaching, and support on the full range of HR activities including policies and procedures, terms and conditions of employment, absence management, restructuring, performance management, employment law, etc. in order to ensure a consistent and fair approach to people management throughout the school.* Keep up to date with legal developments and advise the CEO and the SLT on compliance and risk factors.* Manage and at times conduct investigations related to disciplinary, capability, and grievance matters.* Oversee coordination of training and ensure compliance by monitoring staff completion of mandatory training.* Manage all employee relations and union matters, working closely with the CEO and the Head Teacher, including chairing the Joint Consultation and Negotiation Council meetings and meetings with the School's union representatives as required.* Provide advice and guidance on individual employee relations cases, ensuring that these are well managed and meet the requirements of the school's policies, best practice and employment legislation.* Liaise, as necessary, with HR consultants regarding any personnel matters.* Manage health issues, occupational health issues and medical referrals.* Work closely with the Finance Manager and the Finance team.* Oversee the monthly payroll and develop systems to ensure all payroll processes are fit for purpose.* Oversee the company pension scheme including monthly payments and administration of the scheme for joiners and leavers.* Attend Pupils and Staffing meetings and maintain awareness of pupils' admissions.Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.
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