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Job Ref No. ECC7065-230 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 4 £24,294 - £24,702 pa pro rata
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: 17th/18th July 2024  

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HR Support Officer

Scale 4, Point 7 - 8

18 hours per week, term time only.

Fixed term: 1st September 2024 to the 28th February 2025.

Job Opportunity

A unique opportunity has arisen within Hope Learning Community as Market Field School and College are currently seeking a hard-working and efficient HR Support Officer to join their well established and supportive administration team.

The ideal candidate will have some experience within a school setting, and a keen interest in developing HR skills and knowledge. Under the guidance of the HR Officer and with wider support of the Trust, this is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is looking to expand their skills or take on a new career path within the intriguing and ever-changing HR sector.

The varied role includes duties to ensure efficient and effective running of HR operations across the school and college. The role involves the organisation and processing of staff personnel and day-to-day HR queries, the assistance of processing monthly payroll, assisting with safer recruitment practices, ensuring compliance and confidentiality, and other general HR duties. Please see the full job description for further details.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organisation and time-management skills with the ability to manage workload and to meet deadlines. They will have a flexible approach to their role, a key attention to detail and a positive, solution-focused attitude, with a keen desire to expand their knowledge and experience.

The successful candidate will work to support the current HR Officer for the School and College and will be the first point of contact for all HR queries.

Working hours/days can be negotiated for the right candidate.

Initially the position is offered as a 6-month fixed term contract, however, there may be opportunities to extend after this period.

A bit about us:

Market Field School and College has been enhancing the lives of students (and their families) with wide-ranging strengths and needs for over 40 years. We moved into a purpose built, specialist environment in 2015 and are fortunate to benefit from a suite of facilities to enrich the quality of provision for our students. With over 500 students and rising, we are one of the biggest special schools in Essex and each day is very different from the day before!

Why work within Hope Learning Community?

Each and every day we are lucky enough and have the privilege of working with the most amazing, unique children.

They never fail to inspire, interest and educate us in ways we could never have imagined. We are a forward thinking school and understand that every child is an individual and do our utmost best to ensure they are given the support, guidance and opportunity to succeed in an environment where they feel safe, secure and valued.


Local Government Pension Scheme
Opportunities to flourish through CPD training
Free school lunches
Free health and wellbeing services including GP appointments, counselling and much more
A wonderfully welcoming school community
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and joining our dynamic and developing HR department, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information, or to submit your application as per below!

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and joining our dynamic and developing HR department, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information, or to submit your application as per below!

To apply:

Please complete and submit an application form via this website or email for the attention of the HR Department on

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

Full details of the job role and expectations are included in the Job Pack attached.

Please contact Market Field School on 01206 825195 or email for more information.

Please note that all staff are subject to successful completion of a probationary period.

Hope Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Hope Learning Community is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

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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