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Assistant HR Officer - Schools (Traineeship)

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: R/23/238676
  • Published: Tue 02/05/2023, 15:52 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/05/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,852 to £31,099
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Wirral, Hybrid Working, Cheshire Lines Building, Merseyside

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Assistant HR Officer - Schools (Traineeship)

There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet and to achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are ready to deliver the very best for our communities and show how they can #BeTheDifference. Our vision is to secure the best possible future for our residents, defined by the community prosperity we create and supported by our excellent people and services. If you strive to #BeTheDifference and want to be at the heart of our change and improvement journey, then this could be the perfect job for you.

About the Role:

As an Assistant HR Officer in the Schools Team, you will give advice and guidance to school leaders in relation to HR policies and procedures to effectively deal with employment issues. This is a varied and exciting role which requires you to work flexibility, with the ability to analyse workforce information in order to identify issues and recommend solutions.

About the Candidate:

We are looking for determined and resilient individual who is developing a career as an HR generalist and who has a relentless drive to make things happen. You'll be an aspiring HR professional with a sound understanding of current and changing employment issues. You’ll have experience of working in a busy administrative role and an understanding of HR processes and the importance of these processes. Above all, you’ll relish building relationships with a personal commitment to providing a high-quality HR Service.

This role is based in the Schools ER Team, but the successful applicant may be asked to support any team within HR & OD during their employment.

As this is a traineeship we want to hear from you if you are interested in:

  • Undertaking a CIPD qualification as part of this role

and have the following experience, knowledge and skills:

  • An understanding and willingness to develop a deeper knowledge of HR related policies, procedures and associated employment legislation.
  • Ability to maintain and develop systems to support statistical reporting and management information.
  • Ability to confidently manage a variety of senior stakeholders.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Martin Batten on

Working at Wirral

You’ll also want to know what it’s like to work here so, as a start:

Our values are more than just pieces of paper on our walls! We’ve all played a role in developing these, so they reflect the immense pride we have in what we do, what matters to us, what inspires us and inform how we think, approach things and behave.

We believe in ensuring staff are well looked after, staff wellbeing is a priority for us. We’re serious about recognising and rewarding people for the great things they do. You’ll benefit from our track record of developing, growing and investing in our people.

We have a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, an excellent pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution rate, immediate life cover and ill-health protection. We have a strong flexible working approach, hybrid working, family-friendly employment initiatives and an annual leave package starting with 28 days leave plus public holidays.

We have an inclusive, engaged culture, everyone has a voice, everyone is valued for their contribution and understands the role they play in delivering our strategic priorities.

Each voice is heard, each contribution valued. We embrace diversity in our workforce and recognise it is critical to our success. We support an inclusive culture that champions differences and nurtures a sense of belonging. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, who share our values and our commitment to inclusion to apply for roles with us.

We want you to be your best at work, we create the conditions to help you thrive and we mirror this in our recruitment process. If you’d like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process to make it barrier-free and as accessible as possible please contact

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

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