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Pontefract Academies Trust - HR Officer

St Mary's Community Centre, Chequerfield, Pontefract WF8 2AY

Grade 6 £20,661 - £22,658

37 hours per week all year- round basis.

Start Date - March 2018 (or as soon as possible subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks)

Post Ref: P123

The Trust has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Human Resources Officer to join our friendly and supportive central team.

Under the guidance of the Human Resources Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering a proactive, effective and efficient human resources service to our Schools.’

This will include supporting the central administrative team with all aspects of the recruitment and selection process, including issuing contractual documents in an efficient and timely manner, supporting the improvement of staff attendance across the Trust and dealing with day to day administrative tasks.

You will have experience of working in a HR environment (ideally working with schools) advising on terms and conditions of employment, employment legislation and have a proven track record of offering consistent and accurate HR advice to all stakeholders.

You will need to possess good organisational and interpersonal skills, be reliable, tenacious and have the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

You will also have the ability to work under pressure with competing priorities within a fast-paced working environment.

The successful candidate will also have good numeracy, literacy and IT skills.

We can offer you a friendly, supportive and forward thinking Multi Academy Trust and a commitment to your continued professional development. The successful candidate will hold a Level 3 CIPD qualification (or demonstrable recent HR experience) and will be fully supported by the Trust in completing a Level 7 CIPD qualification.

Visits to the Trust are welcome and can be arranged by contacting the administration team on 01977 707342.




Completed application forms should be returned either by post to Lisa Dodgson, HR Manager, Pontefract Academies Trust, C/O St Mary’s Community Centre, The Circle, Chequerfield, Pontefract WF8 2AY or by emailing no later than 12 Noon Monday 22nd January 2018.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone.  Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and satisfactory pre-employment checks.

The successful applicant will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.