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Senior HR Adviser (Schools)

Salary details: £38007 - £39855

Lewisham Council
Job type
Full time, 35 hours per week
Contract type
Closing date
21 January 2018 11:30 PM
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The role

The Lewisham Schools’ Human Resources Team provides a broad range of professional advice and personnel administration services to schools within the borough, as well as to managers within the Directorate. The service to schools is delivered through a long established and successful Service Level Agreement which, currently, the vast majority of Lewisham schools use.

The team has a strong customer focus and our success is largely due to our ability and willingness to be flexible, proactive and innovative whilst providing sound advice on good human resource management with a thorough knowledge of current education and employment legislation.

This is a permanent, full-time role providing a comprehensive HR advisory support service for up to 15 schools.


Laurence House, SE6 4RU

What we’re looking for

You will be expected to have a confident and articulate approach to communication, a thorough knowledge of good human resource management practice and the ability to interpret complex conditions of service and legislation.  You will need to demonstrate experience over a wide range of people management activity. 

You will need to be able to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of current education and employment legislation and its practical application, and the ability to identify and deal with a range of sensitive human resource issues. You will also need to demonstrate the ability to operate in a pressurised professional role with the minimum of management supervision.

The successful applicant will also need to be flexible, willing and able to meet the requirement to work occasionally outside of normal office hours.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Salary details

£38,007 – £39,855 pa (PO3)

Further information

For an informal discussion, please contact Brian Collymore on 0208 314 6298

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

For a full job description and person specification, please see attachments to the right of this advert under the Related Information section.

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.

Closing date

Sunday, 21st January 2018 at 11;30pm

Interview Date: 9th and 12th February 2018

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