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Human Resources Officer

26 Nov 2020   |   Wellspring Academy Trust   |   £21,380 to £26,725 (dependent upon experience and qualifications)

Department: Central Support Team

Reporting to: Head of Human Resources

Wellspring Academy Trust is a growing Multi-Academy Trust with twenty-five Academies across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the Humber. The Trust also provides a range of extended services, including mental health services for the NHS, social care services for young adults, and outreach behaviour and care support services. As a Trust we are committed to making a difference to the lives and life chances of the young people and the communities we serve.

As the Trust continues to grow our roles offer pathways for ambitious and dynamic individuals who are determined to make a difference. We value our people; collegial working at all levels is central to our culture. High quality induction training and ongoing professional development support are guaranteed. There will be a broad range of opportunities for you to realise your professional vision and ambitions within the Trust.

We are interested in hearing from people who:

· Are self-motivated, customer-focused and organised.

· Enjoy working as part of an inclusive team.

· Have a commitment to supporting the work of education leaders and who are passionate about learning.

About the Role:

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen in our Central Support Team in Barnsley, working within the HR Team. The successful applicant will be experienced in all aspects of the HR function as well as from a school/academy or local government setting.

This full-time role will support our academies on a number of HR matters, providing advice on NJC regional terms and conditions of employment as well those conditions for teaching staff. Advice on safer recruitment checks and practices, and academy contracts of employment, will feature in this role.

If you have the ability to build strong team working relationships and work with internal and external stakeholders, this could be the ideal post for you. The role provides an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop a career, and as the Trust continues to grow our roles offer pathways for progression for ambitious and dynamic individuals.

The role is currently working from home due to COVID-19, and then will revert to being based at the Trust’s head office in Barnsley. If you have any queries regarding this post or would like to arrange an informal chat, please contact HR by email at:


Please complete the attached application form and return as per below. CV’s will not be accepted.

Application Form – Central Team

HR Officer JD & PS


Reporting to Head of HR
Duration of Post Permanent
Hours 37.5 hours per week
Work Commitment 52 weeks
Salary £21,380 to £26,725 (dependent upon experience and qualifications)
Start Date As soon as possible
Closing Date Thursday 10th December 2020 at 5pm
Interview Date Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th December 2020
Applications Completed applications are to be sent to: Human Resources at

Wellspring Academy Trust recognises that it has a statutory and moral duty towards safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and, if appropriate, vulnerable adults who participate in any Trust activities and expects all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS is required for this post. References will be taken up prior to interview.

We are committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity. We want our people to reflect the diversity of our communities, and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, especially from under-represented groups, including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.

All applicants should complete the Equal Opportunities form. Please click link for further details

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