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HR Advisor (Education Sector)

NEW Role – HR Advisor

Location – Huddersfield / Flexible working

Excellent Salary and Benfits

Please call Georgina at Optimal Recruitment for more details on the role and working for Optimal HR.

“We know, believe, and love what we are doing. But more importantly, above all, we believe in HR.”

Optimal HR are a professional outsourcing business based in Halifax, West Yorkshire. We provide end to end HR outsourcing solutions to businesses across the UK. For many of our clients, we are their entire HR function, fulfilling everything from administrative tasks right through to strategic support and everything in between. For other clients, we support them on projects and initiatives such as M&A due diligence, integration programmes, TUPE transfers, pay & benchmarking reviews or general ER matters.

We pride ourselves on the highest level of customer service and expertise. Being good is not good enough, being great is what we want, and what we are known for.

We are now looking for another HR Advisor, ideally with experience of working in the education sector (schools and academies) to join our growing team. The individual will work with a range of academies and be their point of call for all HR matters ensuring that we are providing a service that adds value to the organisation.

Our next team-mate will be at least CIPD level 3 qualified and have worked at HR Advisor level for at least 3 years or have strong experience of working in schools or academies in a defined HR role.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Advise / support HR Business Partners with disciplinary and grievance issues including; issue of associated letters, conducting investigations & note taking in hearings where appropriate
  • Assist managers in absence and performance management
  • Support Managers in adhoc recruitment activity / senior appointments · Complete regular Audits of PES (Pre-employment screening) packs produced by HR Administrator in-line with business requirements
  • Review and develop HR Best Practice Workshops
  • Coaching of Managers on best practice
  • Manage and develop HR Administrators
  • Keep up to date with Employment Law / legislation changes
  • Review and identify improvements to HR procedures whilst ensuring full compliance with current and future regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures
  • Consistently deliver high quality levels of customer and client service
  • Deliver high standards of compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and client requirements

Key KPI’s:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures
  • Delivery of objectives on time and fit for business / deliver to agreed SLA
  • Actions delivered through own initiative
  • Prioritising activities and developing realistic plans to achieve objectives within appropriate deadlines
  • Provision of consistent and professional advice / support to the business
  • Positive feedback from business
  • Excellent communication & Influencing skills
  • Effective relationship builder
  • Ability to be flexible and multi task

Qualifications & Experience:

  • CIPD Level 3 as a minimum (Essential)
  • Experience in Schools or Acadamies in a defined HR role (Highly desirable)
  • Excellent relationship management skills

We offer:

  • A flexible work environment with a mixture of office, client site and home working
  • Good rates of pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 Days Annual Leave
  • Your Birthday off

If you want to be our next HR Advisor, please contact Georgina at Optimal Recruitment for more details on the role and joining our fantastic team. georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk and call 07539 170664

Learning and Development Administrator

Our client is a well established national law firm operating across 12 sites with over 650 employees. A top 100 UK law firm with an enviable reputation and a number of well known brands within the group.

We are now supporting the search for a Learning & Development Administrator to join the team in their Sale, Manchester office.

The Role:

We are looking to appoint an L&D Administrator to join our clients expanding team.  The successful candidate will be an integral team member, will be involved in the roll out of L&D programmes across all sectors and will be working with the L&D team overseeing their delivery of L&D programmes within all areas of the business. 

This is an integral team which identifies training needs, creates learning solutions and provides valuable upskilling to current employees. 

This is an opportunity for the right candidate to grow their career and as the client is an ABS, you can do that in a commercial environment with the opportunity to be part of their employee benefits trust, so that you can be a part-owner, pretty much straight away!

Progression is truly a huge part of working with our client. Unlike other companies, you can not only progress within your office, but at a national level as well which gives a huge array of possibilities for your career and salary. 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Providing administrative support to the L & D team
  • Administering the Group’s online training platform to ensure that all employees can access their online training and complete required courses.
  • Assisting with production of learning and development materials
  • Administering training processes
  • Monitoring and maintaining training records where required
  • Ensure staff attend internal and external learning events to meet legal requirements and wider L&D strategy
  • Diary management
  • Provide administrative support to the wider HR team where required

Requirements:

  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and record-keeping skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong professional working relationships
  • Excellent organisational skills, particularly in a fast paced, growing organisation.
  • Experience of working in a Learning and Development environment preferable.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Sharna on 07412428910 and send your cv to Sharna@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Learning and Development Advisor

Our client is a well established national law firm operating across 12 sites with over 650 employees. A top 100 UK law firm with an enviable reputation and a number of well known brands within the group.

We are now supporting the search for a Learning & Development Advisor to join the team in their Sale, Manchester office.

The Role:

We are looking to appoint an L&D Advisor to join our clients expanding team.  The successful candidate will be an integral team member, will be involved in the roll out of L&D programmes across all sectors and will be working with the L&D team overseeing their delivery of L&D programmes within all areas of the business. 

This is an integral team which identifies training needs, creates learning solutions and provides valuable upskilling to current employees. 

This is an opportunity for the right candidate to grow their career and as the client is an ABS, you can do that in a commercial environment with the opportunity to be part of their employee benefits trust, so that you can be a part-owner, pretty much straight away!

Progression is truly a huge part of working with our client. Unlike other companies, you can not only progress within your office, but at a national level as well which gives a huge array of possibilities for your career and salary.  

Role Responsibilities:

  • Delivering a wide range of training and development programmes to employees across the group
  • Ensuring legal training meets requirements and internal standards
  • Upskilling legal and non-legal managers
  • Carrying out capability assessments across the organisation, liaising with key stakeholders to ensure this has been delivered effectively
  • Designing and facilitating new training sessions
  • Organising bespoke development programmes
  • Using our LMS platform to create flexible and innovative learning programmes
  • Designing a range of learning interventions, including technical, behavioural and leadership programmes
  • Creating a coaching culture in the organisation
  • Monitoring how effectively learning has been transferred to employees
  • Driving a culture of continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Provide support to the wider HR team where required

Requirements:

  • CIPD Level 5 L&D qualification or equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience of delivering learning and development within a professional services environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong professional working relationships
  • Excellent organisational skills, particularly in a fast paced, growing organisation.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Sharna on 07412428910 and send your cv to Sharna@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

HR Advisor (Education Sector)

“We know, believe, and love what we are doing. But more importantly, above all, we believe in HR.”

Optimal HR are a professional outsourcing business based in Halifax, West Yorkshire. We provide end to end HR outsourcing solutions to businesses across the UK. For many of our clients, we are their entire HR function, fulfilling everything from administrative tasks right through to strategic support and everything in between. For other clients, we support them on projects and initiatives such as M&A due diligence, integration programmes, TUPE transfers, pay & benchmarking reviews or general ER matters.

We pride ourselves on the highest level of customer service and expertise. Being good is not good enough, being great is what we want, and what we are known for.

We are now looking for another HR Advisor, ideally with experience of working in the education sector (schools and academies) to join our growing team. The individual will work with a range of academies and be their point of call for all HR matters ensuring that we are providing a service that adds value to the organisation.

Our next team-mate will be at least CIPD level 3 qualified and have worked at HR Advisor level for at least 3 years or have strong experience of working in schools or academies in a defined HR role.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Advise / support HR Business Partners with disciplinary and grievance issues including; issue of associated letters, conducting investigations & note taking in hearings where appropriate
  • Assist managers in absence and performance management
  • Support Managers in adhoc recruitment activity / senior appointments · Complete regular Audits of PES (Pre-employment screening) packs produced by HR Administrator in-line with business requirements
  • Review and develop HR Best Practice Workshops
  • Coaching of Managers on best practice
  • Manage and develop HR Administrators
  • Keep up to date with Employment Law / legislation changes
  • Review and identify improvements to HR procedures whilst ensuring full compliance with current and future regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures
  • Consistently deliver high quality levels of customer and client service
  • Deliver high standards of compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and client requirements

Key KPI’s:

  • Adherence to all policies and procedures
  • Delivery of objectives on time and fit for business / deliver to agreed SLA
  • Actions delivered through own initiative
  • Prioritising activities and developing realistic plans to achieve objectives within appropriate deadlines
  • Provision of consistent and professional advice / support to the business
  • Positive feedback from business
  • Excellent communication & Influencing skills
  • Effective relationship builder
  • Ability to be flexible and multi task

Qualifications & Experience:

  • CIPD Level 3 as a minimum (Essential)
  • Experience in Schools or Acadamies in a defined HR role (Highly desirable)
  • Excellent relationship management skills

We offer:

  • A flexible work environment with a mixture of office, client site and home working
  • Good rates of pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 Days Annual Leave
  • Your Birthday off

If you want to be our next HR Advisor, please apply with a covering letter and a detailed CV covering all of your work experience.