HR Administrator, St Joseph’s Specialist Trust, Surrey

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust, Cranleigh, Surrey

HR Administrator (full time / part time or flexible hours considered)

52 weeks a year – 37 hours (full time)

Salary range: £21,083 – £23,171 pa including 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays paid

St Josephs are seeking an experienced HR Administrator to join our Business and Admin team.  Under the lead of our Director of HR and working closely with the Assistant Head of HR, the HR Administrator will use not only  their administrative skills but also draw on sound employment law knowledge and empathy with others to support the wellbeing of our 300 staff.

This role is to support staff on site.  It is a 52 week post and working through the school holiday periods is required, however part time or flexible hours may be considered.  Full time hours of work, 8.30am – 4:30pm Monday to Thursday and a 4:00pm finish on Friday (with ½ hour unpaid break each day).

Responsibilities will include confidential data input and maintenance and as point of contact within the team, responding to staff queries (see Job Profile for full details).

Candidates will need a positive and flexible attitude, be pro-active with all aspects of the role including meeting staff and confidential filing.  HR and administrative experience is preferred and preferably qualified to a minimum of CIPD level 3 or equivalent.

We are a registered charitable trust comprising a special needs school, college, registered children’s home and adult supported living houses.  Our school and college students are age 5-19 with severe and complex social communication and learning disabilities. Every member of our staff plays a part in making a positive contribution to the lives of our students and tenants.  Students may visit the office so compassion, patience and empathy for their needs is vital. If you are recruited, you will be required to complete Team Teach positive behaviour support training as part of your induction before employment.*  Physical and mental resilience are qualities essential for all our employees.

Why St Joseph’s?

  • 25 days paid holiday plus statutory public holidays
  • Free hot lunch during term time
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Free car parking on site
  • Annual performance related pay progression
  • Employee assistance service (confidential, professional wellbeing and counselling 24/7 service)
  • Discount on gym, swim and classes at Cranleigh Leisure Centre
  • Induction programme
  • Based on a beautiful 23 acre site in Cranleigh, half way between Horsham and Guildford, on the edge of the Surrey Hills

Own transport is desirable due to the rural location of the Trust. All employees of St Joseph’s Specialist Trust are key workers.

CVs may be submitted for consideration in the first instance but only applications made on the St Joseph’s Specialist Trust application form will be considered for shortlisting and interview.  Please feel free to call the recruitment team on 01483 272449 for more information.

How to apply

For an application pack (including form, job profile and person specification) or access to an on-line application form, please visit us at  Closing date for receipt of completed application forms (including full employment history) is Monday December 6th at 12 noon.

*St Joseph’s requires all staff to pass training in the positive behaviour management framework, Team Teach. During the Coronavirus Pandemic the physical element of this training is being delivered with use of PPE.  If we are only able to deliver the theory element we will need to complete the practical element once restrictions allow.  Staff need to pass the physical element of the training in order to be certified as Team Teach qualified. Staff may commence work on a case by case basis with the theoretical element of the training only at the absolute discretion of St Joseph’s. The physical element of the training will remain a consideration in staff successfully completing probation.

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure