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Job Ref No. ECC4007-294S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £17,223 to £18,960 or £22,123 to £24,828
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/02/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: 26 February 2020  

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Personnel Officer - Required April 2020 or sooner if available
Band 3 Range 6-11 or Band 4 Range 19-24 (Salary dependent on line management experience)
37 hours per week, term time plus 1 week holiday working
Actual Salary, inc outer fringe allowance £17,223-£18,960 or £22,123-£24,828

We are looking to appoint a Personnel Officer with responsibility for all administrative procedures relating to Personnel. This will include all administration for recruitment (advertising, arranging interviews, candidate tasks etc.), whilst complying with the pre-employment checks and recruitment policies.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for processing resignations, the reporting and monitoring of sickness absence, liaising with the Headteacher and Line Managers regarding Occupational Health referrals, ensuring that all personnel policies are up to date, providing termly reports on absence and staffing to Governors at the Personnel Committee Meeting, updating of SIMS personnel database and some pension related duties.

The Personnel Officer will also be responsible for all administration relating to the school's payroll system and completing the monthly payroll returns for overtime and absence in line with the monthly payroll deadlines.

A high level of personal organisation, attention to detail, ensuring confidentiality at all times, together with a well-developed proficiency in the use of ICT and English are essential. HR experience would be an advantage, along with knowledge of SIMS and E-payroll but not a requirement as training will be provided.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response. Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

Closing date: Midday 23 February 2020.
Interview date: 26 February 2020

CVs alone will not be accepted. CV's submitted by an agency will not be considered

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The James Hornsby School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

The James Hornsby School is a Zenith Multi Academy Trust school as part of Zenith Multi Academy

Information about the School

The James Hornsby School, is a successful school with Investors in People Gold status, which can offer students the opportunity to reach their full potential in a supportive and caring environment. Our students are proud of their school and enjoy so many different parts of school life including trips, visits and many other activities both in and outside of the normal school day.

We believe that it is essential that we work in partnership with the students, parents/carers and both local and international communities to enable our students to be prepared for their future lives. Our school motto, 'Together We Excel' reflects this belief. Staff at The James Hornsby School work incredibly hard, along with Governors and Parents, to ensure we offer the best educational opportunities possible.

The James Hornsby School is a forward thinking school, continually looking for new ways to provide the best learning environment and learning opportunities for our students. We are at the centre of the local community and open our doors outside of the normal school day to support learning and recreational opportunities in the local community. We are aiming for excellence and we invite you to come and see for yourselves.

Quotes from our May 2016 Ofsted report: "This school is well led. The Headteacher and leaders have worked with determination to create a culture where pupils share a 'lifelong love of learning' and achieve their best". "School leaders have succeeded in bringing pupils together into a positive, caring school community which promotes high expectations for attitudes towards learning, relationships and attendance."

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

Leeann Howsego
Leinster Road
Laindon, Basildon
Essex, SS15 5NX
Telephone: 01268 582400