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HR Advisor - Schools

  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/23/259957
  • Published: Thu 26/10/2023, 14:47 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/11/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,510 - £37,653
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

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HR Advisor - Schools

Join our Team as a Human Resources Advisor

Are you an HR professional with a passion for education and the drive to make a positive impact? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

About Us

Southwark Council is a dynamic and diverse organisation serving the vibrant community of Southwark, with nearly 5,000 employees dedicated to making a difference. We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced Human Resources Adviser to join our team in the Schools Human Resources Service.

The Role

As a Human Resources Adviser, you will be an integral part of our Schools Human Resources. Your primary responsibility will be to provide a high-quality, proactive human resources advisory service to schools as part of a traded service. You will work under the direction of the Human Resources Business Partner, ensuring that advice and support provided is tailored to the unique needs of each school.

Key Responsibilities (please refer to the job description for more details)

  • Offer expert guidance on a range of human resources matters, including organizational change, redundancy, disciplinary issues, and more.
  • Conduct audits to evaluate school compliance with human resources legislation and procedures.
  • Assist in marketing the service as the preferred supplier of high-quality HR solutions.

Additional Information

  • This is a x3 Permanent, full-time position.
  • Standard 36 hours, Monday – Friday.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Shereen Moussa, Head of Schools Human Resources, on 020 7525 0050.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete the online application form and detail your suitability for the role, by using the Personal Specification to highlight your skills for the shortlisting criteria.

The Person Specification can be found at the bottom of this page under attachments.

Benefits and more information

In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible working, home working, and a local government pension scheme, plus many other staff benefits. You will join a motivated, driven and supportive team that strives for excellence and values its members. You will also be part of a successful and high-achieving development team that is making a real difference to the lives of residents in the borough. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Recruitment timetable

Interview and Assessment date: 7 December 2023.

We are an organisation that is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care.
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition.


Equal Opportunities

Southwark Council recognises that the diversity of our population and our workforce is a strength. We value the differences between people, and the ways that those differences can contribute to a richer, creative and more productive work environment. Find out more by clicking here