HR Officer - Employee Relations

South West Essex Community Education Trust, Grays
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Job Ref No. ECC163-24 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £16,074 to £19,625 p.a. pro-rata
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 17/08/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Pay Range: £16,074 to £19,625 p.a. pro-rata

Grade: Thurrock Grade E

Position Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: 20 hours per week; 41 weeks per year (term time plus 3)

Contract Term: Permanent

Application Close: 17th August 2022

Flexible work pattern - working days and pattern to be agreed with the successful candidate.

This post involves hybrid working both home based and at the Trust's head office at William Edwards School along with visits to our schools in conjunction with the duties of the job role.

We are pleased to be recruiting a HR Officer - Employee Relations. This is an exciting opportunity to join our centralised HR service and to play a key role in the provision of profesional HR advice and support to our schools. In particular, the role involves employee relations casework, policy development and HR project work. We are looking for someone with drive and passion to be part of our comprehensive, proactive, flexible and robust payroll and HR service ensuring that we continue to provide the very best educational opportunities for all students.

If you have proven employee relations experience, ideally in an education setting, we can offer you a stimulating and very rewarding job opportunity.


This is an exciting time to join SWECET, which was established in 2015 with the belief that every young person in our community needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances. Our colleagues are critical to achieving this vision and securing the best futures for our young people.

In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

· The support of an experienced HR Director;

· A supportive and friendly work environment;

· Becoming part of a growing organisation;

· Full and comprehensive induction with training and tailored pathways for individual career progression;

· Competitive salaries;

· Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme; and

· Reduced gym membership at a Trust school.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for and would relish the opportunity to be part of our central HR team, we look forward to hearing from you. If you would like a conversation with our HR Director about this exciting opportunity, please contact us on: / 01375 4860000.

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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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Recruitment Team
c/o William Edwards School
Stifford Clays Road, Grays
Essex, RM16 3NJ
Telephone: 01375 486000

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