Senior HR Advisor

Bath, Bristol, Somerset & Gloucester
£34,106- £37,107 Full time (37 hours pw)
26 Jul 2018
29 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior HR Advisor

Start: As soon as possible

Salary: £34,106- £37,107 Full time (37 hours pw)

Contract:  Term: Permanent, all year round

Location: Keynsham / Oldland or south Bristol (with regular travel to other WMAT schools)

Could you use your skills as a senior HR Advisor to affect positive change in the education sector?

Wellsway Multi Academy Trust is at an exciting stage in its development. We currently run ten schools and with more joining shortly, the Trust is moving towards its vision of being a truly inclusive provider of 4 - 19 education in Bristol and Bath.

This new role provides an opportunity to join the HR team at a pivotal time and has scope to develop as the organisation grows. Reporting to the Head of HR you will deliver a professional, business-focused operational HR service to meet customer schools needs and WMAT objectives, as well as contributing to wider MAT initiatives, including policy development and delivery of key projects.

You will provide support to the leadership teams of current WMAT schools as they go through periods of change, and to new schools entering the trust. The HR function here is small but growing, and seen as an enabling service. You will be given the tools to support your schools effectively, plus gain access to leading professional development opportunities. You will also be able to contribute to the trusts wider HR strategy as this develops.

To be considered for this role, we will be looking for:

  • Experience of complex case work;
  • Experience managing organisational TUPE and culture change;
  • Excellent communication skills and a commercial mindset;
  • The ability to work autonomously
  • CIPD Level 5 qualification essential / level 7 desirable
  • Expert knowledge of education/HR legislation (desirable)
  • Experience of itrent system (desirable)



Benefits include, local government pension scheme, discounted sports centre/gym membership, free on-site parking, cycle to work scheme and healthcare benefits.

Closing date for applications 23:59 on Wednesday 29th August 2018.

Interviews will take place as soon as practicable after this date. No CVs or agencies please.

To apply:

Download the job description/person specification and application form, available at our website.

Wellsway Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. For this post, prior to appointment Wellsway Multi Academy Trust will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children’s Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children’s workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the ‘Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.