Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Hackney Education is the Education Department for Hackney Council supporting schools and settings. We are seeking to appoint a Senior HR Advisor who will be responsible for providing advice to a number of schools, and departments within the Hackney Education Service. In order to do this you will have significant experience of developing and maintaining relationships with Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Governors.
This is a busy role and you must have a strong operational focus and extensive education HR knowledge as you will be required to coach, influence and enable others that lead schools to manage employee relations matters effectively.
You will be required to provide effective HR advice on all employee relations matters in a customer focussed environment where best practice is essential. You will also be involved in complex casework and will be responsible for advising managers, governors and senior leaders on complex cases during hearings which could lead to dismissal ensuring compliance with policies, whilst using your knowledge of HR best practice and employment legislation.
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Closing date: 29th November 2021
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.