Reports to: HR and Operations Manager

Start date: August 2021

Salary:  Band 3 £22,206 – £23,427 based on experience.

Closing Date:   19th July 8am


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated teacher to develop their career within our passionate and ever courageous community.

We are a courageous, compassionate community – empowering excellence. We are a value lead organisation, being bold within every aspect of our lives at school. 

We want all staff to thrive, modelling leadership and determination to the pupils and students within our rich and diverse academy, working together to fulfil our vision of creating a centre of excellence within our local community.

We empower our teams by valuing the individual and prioritising professional development. This is delivered through weekly CPD sessions, dedicated line management meetings and by encouraging staff to develop their own ideas and projects, within their departments and beyond.

Bolingbroke Academy is a uniquely exciting, fulfilling and innovative place to work, learn and grow. This role at the centre of our school and within a successful and dynamic Operations Team. This is an opportunity to show what non-selective education can achieve for all pupils and students in our community.

The Role 

Within the role of HR Assistant, you will work alongside the HR and Operations Manager to ensure effect delivery of the HR provision. The role is a generalist position and will give someone willing to progress a lot of potential to grow in different areas. 



Key Responsibilities

People Management and ER 

  • To support the HR and Operations Manager in the effective and efficient running of the HR department to ensure a high level of staff wellbeing and inclusion.
  • Assist with ER meetings such as investigations and disciplinary, supporting with attendees’ packs and note taking.
  • Produce a range of HR letters, e.g., change of contract, maternity, and a range of outcome letters.
  • Managing the recruitment of new staff, e.g., requesting vacancies, creating inclusive job adverts, organising interviews, and liaising with candidates.
  • To manage the onboarding of new staff e.g., collecting all necessary documentation, offer and contract letters and leasing with the Line Manager and ensuring induction documentation is available.
  • To monitor probations and fixed term contracts and ensure Line Managers are up to date with all paperwork and processes.
  • To manage the appraisal and pay review system in line with Ark Policies.


  • Manage the HR system to ensure all employee data is up to date and accurate.
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of our pupils by maintaining an accurate Single Central Record as well as managing external visitors to site.
  • To manage the payroll processes ensuring accuracy.
  • General data collection and analysis of staff data.

School ethos and culture

  • Bolingbroke Academy has an ethos of high expectations, courage and compassion. We want staff to act as role models for these practices.
  • Demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the Academy and its pupils can achieve.
  • We value difference and embrace the individual.

Person Specification

Essential Skills – Experience and Knowledge

  • Excellent administration and organisational skills.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office.
  • Able to skilfully manage and maintain effective working relationships with staff and other stakeholders.

Essential Skills – Personal Attributes 

  • A desire to work within HR and further develop your skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • A professional approach when interacting with colleagues. 

Desirable skills 

  • Experience working within HR.
  • CIPD level 3/5 either working towards either or achieved. 
  • An understanding of HR legislation.


  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.
  • Willingness to undertake training.
  • This post is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure and 2 references.

Salary: Band 3 £22,206 – £23,427 based on experience.