Making a difference by providing excellent HR services to schools, enabling them to achieve desired educational outcomes for their pupils and retention of school-based staff
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Senior HR Advisor will work in a team responsible for the provision of a professional, high quality business-focussed HR service; and as a business partner they will provide a dedicated service to a portfolio of schools and other educational establishments, both within and out of the borough. The Senior HR Advisor will also support the Schools HR Business Manager in developing and marketing the Human Resources Service, and will also contribute to development of HR Policies and processes.
As the Senior HR Advisor, you will be CIPD (chartered) qualified or have equivalent experience and you will ideally have a good working knowledge and understanding of the environment within which schools operate. You will be expected to have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of HR best practice and a thorough understanding of the practical application of employment law. Drawing on your exceptional communication and negotiation skills, you will have demonstrable experience of managing and bringing to a successful conclusion complex and contentious HR casework (i.e. disciplinary, sickness, capability and grievances) in addition to managing organisational change projects such as restructuring, redundancies, TUPE etc.
Utilising your excellent customer service and influencing skills, you will have the ability to build collaborative relationships with school leaders and trade unions alike in achieving satisfactory outcomes for schools. In addition to this, you will have sound business acumen to be able to support the Schools HR Business Manager in managing the Council’s HR traded services to schools and will have successful experience leading on a range of Human Resources activities ideally in an education/school environment. .
Closing Date: 4 May 2021 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.