Hours of work: 16 per week
Working pattern: Part-time and Term-time only (working for 41 weeks per year plus 6.15 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 year’s continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Closing Date: Friday 16 April 2021, noon
Interview details will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
To apply for this post, please download and complete the application form from the school website: http://willingdonschool.org.uk/about-us/vacancies or, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
£23,598 - £25,487 per annum (pro rata)
16 hours per week/41 weeks per year (Term time only) paid for 47.15 weeks per year
Working days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Actual pro rata salary range is £9,227 - £9,966 per annum (to include 6.15 weeks paid holiday entitlement).
This busy and varied role involves managing all aspects of HR within a fast-paced school. The successful person will have proven generalist experience in HR related activities as well as some dealing with employee relations issues. The role involves supporting the Headteacher, senior management, Governors and employees in ensuring polices are followed correctly while providing advice and guidance on a whole range of topics. Candidates should have good knowledge of HR policy and procedures, excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. The successful person will ideally be CIPD qualified.
Working with the HR Manager and Business Manager, the appointed person will be methodical, able to work independently and have a positive and flexible approach. Working hours are Wednesday 11am-3pm, Thursday 9am-3pm and Friday 9am-3pm, however, there is some flexibility with the hours and can be discussed at interview stage.
Willingdon Community School is a high-achieving and over-subscribed (NOR 1000), 11-16, comprehensive school serving the Eastbourne and Polegate area. The school is committed to providing the opportunity for success, in its broadest sense, to all its students, taking pride in not just their academic achievement but in the qualities that make them successful citizens. Examination results at GCSE are consistently high with students of all abilities making good progress and adding significant value, regardless of their starting point. In 2019, 69% of students achieved the Basics Match and Progress was broadly in line with national expectations.
The school is a leading member of a number of local educational groups and partnerships, such as the Eastbourne Schools Partnership (ESP) which brings many and varied learning opportunities to both teachers and students, particularly via our links with Eastbourne College. We are a member of the SSAT and have excellent links with outstanding schools up and down the country. These links bring cultural and intellectual capital to the school and enrich our CPD provision for staff at all levels.
Staff wellbeing is of paramount importance to us at Willingdon Community School. If you are appointed, there will be a full induction day to ensure you are supported with the transition to your new role. We offer all staff 50% off Benenden Health Care. We also run many events throughout the year such as staff fitness and Mindfulness sessions to enhance your work - life balance. We believe that happy teachers make happy children and therefore do our utmost to support our staff. We offer mental health first aid to all staff which is a two day qualification. Willingdon also offer Care First Programme through the county council, providing counselling and helpful resources and other services. There will be invitations to whole school social events such as our Christmas party which is subsidised as a thank you to staff, and other gatherings to celebrate success, and a free coffee machine is ready for you during break-time!
Willingdon Community School is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care. All applicants will be subject to safer recruitment procedures and will require satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.
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.
This authority 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 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.