HR Administrator

Westwood Academy, Benfleet

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Job Ref No. ECC2915-42S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Band 2 Point 3-5 (£11,478.49 - £11,942.33)
Position Start Date: 06/01/2020 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/12/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: Week commencing Monday 9th December 2019  

Job Description

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Apprenticeship route pay rate would be £3.90 per hour.

Professional route actual salary Band 2 Point 3-5 £11,478.49 - £11,942.33 dependent on experience.

Working term time plus two weeks (40 weeks in total), 27 hours per week.

Monday to Friday 09:00 a.m. - 15:10 p.m. with 30 minutes' lunch break.


We have an exciting opportunity for an HR Administrator to join our HR Team.

The HR Administrator will be working within a busy HR department based at Westwood Academy in Hadleigh. We are looking for someone to initially specialise in the Recruitment and Safer Recruitment process, to ensure the smooth running of the HR function.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, confident and an enthusiastic person who enjoys using their own initiative. This position also requires exceptional administrative and communication skills. HR experience and knowledge is desirable but not essential. We will consider an apprentice and invite applications on an apprenticeship position for this post.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the ability to compile and update employee records, manually and computerised.
  • Ability to work effectively in key professional areas, such as recruitment and talent planning, service delivery and information, employee relations / engagement.
  • The understanding and preparation of employee contracts and data input to complete the Work Force Census.
  • Be able to work well under pressure, whilst maintaining attention to detail.
  • Have good literacy and numeracy skills with GCSE Literacy and Numeracy grades A-C.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have good organisational and interpersonal skills.

What we can offer you:

  • The 'Leadership Academy' which delivers high quality professional development to all staff.
  • A dynamic and collaborative HR team who are dedicated and committed to providing a professional service.
  • A growing Multi Academy Trust of Primary schools who work closely together for the benefit of everyone.
  • Two weeks non term time working is agreed with line management.

If this role is of interest to you and you have demonstrable experience in the majority of the above accountabilities, please apply now. In addition, please see the Job Description and Person Specification with full details of experience required to fulfil this highly rewarding role.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Trust HR on 01702 559467 ext. 215 or email to arrange a visit. We strongly recommend you visit the school to help you decide whether this is a role for you.

Please complete the application form on the South Essex Academy Trust website, located in the Vacancies tab.

South Essex Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references.

Information about the School

Westwood Academy is Part of The South Essex Academy Trust. We are:

  • a Multi Academy Trust established by Westwood Academy, Hadleigh Essex.
  • a developing family of schools in the areas around Hadleigh, Basildon, Chelmsford and Southend.
  • focused on partnership, enabling and collaboration
  • committed to developing all staff, volunteers and directors across the schools
  • most of all about the potential to enable the children in all of the schools
All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Sarah O'Donnell
Beresford Close
Hadleigh, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702 559467