Job Ref No. ECC2915-78S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 4 Point 7-8
Position Start Date: 15/04/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 11/03/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 14th March 2024  

Job Description

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Job Title: Recruitment Consultant - South Essex Academy Trust

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 30 hours per week, term time plus 3 additional weeks per year

Scale: 4

Point: 7-8 (Depending on experience)

Actual Salary: £17,718.23 to £18,015.80 per annum

Start Date: ASAP

Closing date: Monday 11th March 2024 - midday

Interviews: Thursday 14th March 2024

South Essex Academy Trust (SEAT) is a collaborative organisation consisting of primary schools dedicated to shaping the future of education through teamwork, innovation, perseverance, and embracing challenges.

We are looking for a well-organised, highly motivated, and enthusiastic Recruitment Consultant to oversee recruitment throughout the Trust as a vital member of the central human resources team. Your responsibilities will include managing the safer recruitment process, coordinating the onboarding of new staff, conducting inductions, and ensuring compliance with safer recruitment practices. The ideal candidate must possess excellent attention to detail and ensure that working practices align with safer recruitment, GDPR, and Trust policies.

The successful candidate will be required to work 30 hours a week Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm with a half an hour break. The position is based at Westwood Academy.

Ideally you will have:

• Experience of recruitment processes and safer recruitment in line with GDPR requirements.
• The ability to compile and update employee records, manually and computerised.
• The ability to work well under pressure, whilst maintaining attention to detail.
• The ability to analyse and interpret data, presenting it in accessible form to various audiences to inform decision making.
• Experience of Human Resources Information System.
• Good literacy and numeracy skills with GCSE Literacy and Numeracy grades A-C (4 and above).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Good organisational and interpersonal skills.
• The ability to work as part of a team and the ability to build professional relationships with key stakeholders.

We can offer:

• The opportunity to join a growing Multi-Academy Trust of primary schools that collaborate closely for the benefit of all.
• A forward thinking, proactive Trust that is dedicated to the success of its pupils and staff.
• Access to ongoing training empowering you to grow and excel in your role.
• A comprehensive Employee Assistance programme available to all employees, providing you with the support you need whenever you need it.

Take the Next Step:
Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the Human Resources Office team directly at 01702 559467 option 5, to schedule an appointment. We hope to meet you.

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.

As part of the South Essex Academy Trust we are an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the 'apply for this vacancy' button to complete the application form. Once completed please email to Sarah O'Donnell, Recruitment Consultant at along with your Recruitment Monitoring Information form.
We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as we reserve the right to close this job opportunity early.

Information about the School

There is undoubtedly something very special about Westwood Academy, and we take immense pride in our school community. Here, we work collaboratively to create a safe, happy, and vibrant environment where students can learn and thrive.

We have a great deal of fun in our learning, whether in the classroom or playground, on the sports field, during one of our educational visits or themed learning days.

Supporting our school, South Essex Academy Trust plays a pivotal role by providing leadership, CPD, and school improvement through the peer review model, Leadership Academy, and the support of our School Improvement team. Leaders invest time and CPD in developing staff expertise and teachers value the training they receive; this gives teachers the confidence to adopt teaching approaches that get the best from pupils.

Our team is wholeheartedly devoted to children’s well-being, setting high standards, and nurturing the skills and enthusiasm necessary for our pupils to embrace the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences that life has to offer.

If you would like to find out more about us, please contact the school and make a convenient appointment; we will be delighted to welcome you!

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Vicky Merrell
Beresford Close
Hadleigh, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702 559467

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