This is the advert that you have been waiting for!
Are you up for a new challenge?
Do you want to be part of a new & exciting centralised People team?
If so, come & join the WHMAT Family
HR Assistant (GR2) £18,065 - £19,945 (TTO) - Temporary until 17th July, with possibility of being made permanent
Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust (“WHMAT”) is a caring & friendly group of 7 academies (1 All Through, 2 secondary & 4 primarys), serving a discrete, diverse & multicultural community in East Birmingham. We currently have 740 employees spread across 7 sites, all within a 3 mile-radius of each other
It’s an exciting time to join WHMAT. Our HR function (rebranded as the People Team) centralised in September 2019 & we are looking for a temporary HR Assistant to support our newly created structure; namely a transactional team dealing with recruitment, pay & terms and conditions & a “People Matters” team that focuses on case work, policies, training & projects.
We are looking for a hard-working and competent individual (ideally CIPD qualified, Level 3 or working towards) who can provide support to the People Matters team (based at Washwood Heath Academy).
Our ideal candidate would have:-
-Previous HR experience, ideally within an education environment
-Excellent communication skills with a “can-do” attitude
-An ability to work within a team & independently
-Excellent time management & organisational skills
-Excellent IT Skills, including excel & word etc.
-A thirst for learning & a desire to progress, or complete their CIPD qualifications
-A willingness to travel across the 7 sites, as needed, to meet needs of key stakeholders
(For further details, see the attached job description & person specification).
What we will offer you:
-A supportive & caring culture linked to our well-being model – YES, work-life balance & staff wellbeing is paramount!
-A knowledgeable & friendly People Team
-Opportunities for your own continued professional development, both internally and through collaborative working across WHMAT (funding of CIPD will be considered via CPD Budget or via apprenticeship levy for the right candidate, if the contract becomes permenent)
-An opportunity to play a part in bringing WHMAT’s People Strategy (2018-2022) to life
-Access to a quality employee benefits package known as Perkbox, including discounted restaurants, cinema tickets, free mobile phone insurance & 24/7 Confidential Counselling (EAP)
-Access to a generous benefits such as pension scheme (LGPS) and sick leave
-Free on-site parking.
Closing date for applications: Midnight on 21st February 2020
Shortlisting: Week commencing 24th February 2020
Interviews and assessments: 27th February 2020
(NB CV’s will not be accepted)
Exact details re Interviews & assessment activities will be included in due course.
Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the care and welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to follow this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, qualifications check and at least 2 current references will be required.
These posts are covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement of these roles.
Washwood Heath Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.