Senior HR Advisor

The Opportunity

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Senior HR Advisor to join our central HR team. This dynamic generalist role demands comprehensive knowledge and expertise across all facets of the employee life cycle. In collaboration with the HR team, you will provide essential advice, support, frameworks, and guidance to all schools within our Group.

Your contributions will be instrumental in ensuring consistent HR practices and fostering a supportive and efficient work environment across our educational network.

Main Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Provide first line HR advice, guidance and support responding promptly and accurately to enquiries and resolving all matters on HR processes and procedures, whilst escalating more complex issues, as appropriate
  • To work closely with the HR team to provide coherent and consistent HR support across the entire Foundation
  • Deputise for the Head of HR as and when required
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of HRIS (iTrent) and practices
  • To undertake HR projects as and when required
  • Respond to all requests via the HR support inbox
  • Comply with all statutory regulations in respect of safer recruitment, safeguarding and Health & Safety and Employment Law
  • Work closely with the Recruitment Manager to ensure smooth onboarding of candidates and support with volume recruitment of staff as and when required
  • Assist the Head of HR in implementing and communicating the annual incremental salary review process for all staff
  • Absence monitoring – process and actioning any necessary changes in payroll
  • Assisting /advising Heads /SLT on management of absence concerns

Qualifications and Skills;

  • CIPD Level 5 qualified or equivalent experience (Desirable)

Experience and Knowledge;

  • High level of computer literacy, particularly iTrent, Outlook, Word, Excel (Essential)
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise, with strong attention to detail
  • Experience of creating new systems and processes to develop efficiency
  • Demonstrable experience in an HR advisory capacity in a busy HR department
  • Safer Recruitment Trained (Desirable)
  • Experience working within a school environment (Desirable)
  • Understanding of the Single Central Register (Desirable)

Abilities, Skills and Attributes;

  • Able to provide pragmatic HR advice to senior staff and managers
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills with strong listening skills
  • Approachable with excellent people skills
  • Able to stay calm under pressure and meet deadlines
  • A strong team player, able to build strong working relationships with internal and external parties by dealing calmly, professionally, and effectively with staff at all levels
  • Confident to use own initiative and make decisions
  • Strong organisational skills to plan and manage own workload with the flexibility to adapt to changing demands
  • Committed to own continuous personal development
  • Tact, diplomacy and discretion
  • Honest, polite, reliable, resourceful, punctual and committed
  • A track record of demonstrating confidence and ability to deliver
  • Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people

For further information, please contact Herpal Bhachu, Recruitment Mana

How to apply

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Senior HR Advisor

Job Summary

Closing date:
Walker House, Millers Close, NW7 1AQ
40,000 - 50,000
The Mill Hill School Foundation (Head Office)
Walker House, Millers Close
The Ridgeway
Mill Hill