Hr And Payroll Apprentice

  • £7 per hour
  • Medway, Kent
  • Thinking Schools Academy Trust

HR and Payroll Apprentice

£7 per hour

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Fixed-term for the duration of the apprenticeship (18-24 months)

We are looking for a HR and Payroll Apprentice to join our HR team and provide administrative HR support to our schools and Central Services teams. The successful candidate will work across our HR, Payroll and Recruitment functions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to start your career in HR as part of a small, friendly team who work closely together and enjoy supporting one another. You will receive full training and day-to-day support throughout the course of your apprenticeship. Alongside your training, you will have an opportunity to have a real impact on our Trust’s HR function, and the HR service that we provide to our Academies and partner organisations.

You will have the option to take either a HR Support or Payroll Administrator apprenticeship, both at Level 3. Successful completion of the course will enable you to apply for Associate membership of the CIPD or CIPP, depending on which course you choose.

This position will be based in Medway at the Trust Central offices at New Horizons Children’s Academy. We are currently bringing our HR and Payroll function fully in-house for the new academic year; you will have the opportunity to be involved in this exciting project and help us to ensure that the HR transformation is a success.

What you will need to succeed:

(please see the Job Description for full details)

A degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Business)

Hardworking individual

Quick to learn and motivated

Able to work quickly and efficiently in order to reach the best outcomes at all times

Good ICT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Confident with meeting new people

Able to work independently

Maintain confidentiality inside and outside of the workplace

Minimum ‘C’ grade in GCSE English, Science and Maths

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a successful family of schools that work together to improve the life chances of all its children and young people. Our Trust currently consists of 17 schools, 12 primary and 5 Secondary, based across the Portsmouth, Deal and Medway areas.

What you will get from The Thinking Schools Academy Trust:

The opportunity to join a growing organisation during an extremely exciting time, with the opportunity for progression as the Trust grows in size

Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme

Employees who join our Trust can also benefit from a discounted price of £10 per month membership of the TSAT gym, which is conveniently located on site at New Horizon’s Children’s Academy in Chatham

Our Trust can also offer you an employee benefit and childcare voucher scheme

The successful applicant will also have access to the local government pension scheme and an annual leave entitlement of 26 days, increasing to 30 after 5 years of service

A competitive salary

A fun, hardworking and welcoming team who enjoy supporting each other

Vast support network from senior leaders within the school and our Trust

A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at a really exciting time for the HR team, as we continue to develop the professional HR and Payroll services that we provide. If you want to be part of this project whilst obtaining your HR or Payroll qualification, and are interested in joining our growing Multi-Academy Trust and developing your career, please apply today!

Closing date: Thursday 27th June 2019

Interviews: Week commencing 1st July 2019

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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