About the job

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728 a year
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

We have a great opportunity within our HR Schools & Traded Services team for someone who can provide professional HR advice to support Schools, Academies, Multi-Academy Trusts, Independent Schools, the Leisure Trusts and other customers mainly situated within Luton.

You’ll deal with a full range of human resources matters to support business objectives.

Providing advice and training that is consistent with employer policies/procedures, employment law, best practice, and which meets statutory requirements and agreed service standards.

There is a strong focus on casework management but you will also be involved in updating policy, trades union negotiations, organisational change projects, preparing monthly HR updates and responding to telephone or email queries.

You’ll represent the Schools and Traded Services HR Team at a range of ‘fora’ including meetings, consultations, interviews and hearings (including sickness, gross misconduct/dismissal).

You will join a small, committed team and be required to travel to school sites. Some of the work can be done remotely but a regular office presence each week is also expected.

About you

You will have a strong background within a personnel/HR environment providing an advisory and support role, ideally within a unionised environment.

Your strong interpersonal skills will enable you to consult effectively with and influence a wide range of people at all levels including headteachers, governors and other senior managers.

Being confident, you’ll have pride in your ability to deliver effective presentations and training to managers and employees, use computerised HR systems, apply your in-depth knowledge of employment law and remain up to date with changes in legislative and statutory guidance.

This is a public facing role so you will need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.


We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

  • generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy up to 20 days
  • flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
  • 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • local government pension with generous employer contribution of 17.3%
  • excellent support and development 
  • relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria) 
  • half price season ticket on Thameslink train line 
  • discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars