HR Manager, Part time 17.5 hours per week

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Walthamstow, London (Greater)
£35,000 per annum, pro rata (£17,500 for 2.5 days a week)
29 Jan 2021
01 Mar 2021

Big Creative Training is a well-established and expanding creative industry training provider with a long track record of delivering positive outcomes for learners. Our mission is to improve the lives of young people through high quality training and creative industry experiences. We have more than 400 young people per year going through our vocational training programmes including apprenticeships, and they all take qualifications in maths and English. We have great industry links and work with over 100 creative sector employers and SMEs. 

We are looking for an outstanding HR Manager to join our team based in Walthamstow, East London. The successful candidate will have maths and English at GCSE grade “C/4” or above, will be educated to degree level in a relevant area, and will have evidence of outstanding practice working as an HR Manager.

Key tasks

  • Work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of colleagues and young people
  • Manage the staff recruitment and induction process
  • Submit childcare voucher, pension and Healthshield starters and leavers monthly 
  • Maintain staff HR files and SCR to ensure they are up to date including CPD and training records
  • Set up systems to track and maintain records of staff holidays, sickness and absence
  • Administrate the appraisal process and maintain central record of all appraisals 
  • Keep the staff contact list up to date
  • Implement a staff page on the website and keep up to date
  • Review and update company policies and procedures – ongoing where needed but mostly on a two-year cycle
  • Prepare staff data for internal reports, Ofsted and external audits 
  • Manage and administrate grievance and discipline processes including completing file notes for warnings etc.
  • Manage and record updates to staff contracts and terms 
  • First point of contact for staff HR matters
  • Provide high level advice and strategic HR support to directors and managers
  • Stay current with all relevant legislation and development in HR to ensure the organisation is at the forefront of best practice in this area
  • Annual update of staff files to ensure contact details and next of kin information is up to date
  • Check that subcontractor SCRs are up to date and that subcontractors follow our safer recruitment policy 
  • Ensure job descriptions are updated annually in line with business needs, and shared with staff

Desired qualities

  • CIPD qualified (or working towards qualification) with experience of working at a management level in a similar role
  • Demonstrable experience of advising on HR related issues with a strong team working, relationship building and customer focus ethic
  • Experience of working in education HR (desired but not essential)
  • Experience of working in the creative industries, or with a creative background (desired but not essential)
  • Warm and engaging communication style with the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner and maintain confidentiality
  • Confident in management of employee relations cases with ability to recognise key risks and provide commercial, risk-based advice to line managers and ensure complete and accurate tracking takes place
  • Proven ability to prioritise conflicting priorities, exercise sound judgement, anticipate issues, create innovative solutions and respond quickly to emerging people matters
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to develop clear policies and guidance documents
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail 
  • Interest in and commitment to advancing the organisational equality and inclusion agenda
  • Ability to empathise with and understand the many challenges faced by young adults in a demographic with high free school meals rate and poverty levels, many of whom struggled to succeed at school
  • Display warmth, empathy, care, and sensitivity 
  • Extremely organised and able to manage own work load effectively and flexibly
  • Highly motivated and driven to succeed in a rewarding environment
  • Outstanding communication skills 
  • Positive, solution focused and proactive when managing and responding to data 
  • Committed and willing to “go the extra mile” to meet targets
  • Ambitious - will not settle for less than outstanding standards of work and behaviour
  • Experience of working in education HR (desired but not essential)
  • Experience of working in the creative industries, or with a creative background (desired but not essential)

Benefits of working for BCT

  • Supportive, developmental environment with a creative and innovative approach to education 
  • Be part of a successful and expanding organisation with a pension and healthcare cash plan

Salary and days of work

  • This is a part time 17.5 hours per week position paid at £17500 per annum (equivalent to £35k full time)
  • Work days are Tue PM, Thu and Fri
  • We offer 22 days holiday plus bank holidays (11 days - prorated for part-time) 
  • Start beg of March 2021 but a later start will be considered for an exceptional candidate who has a longer notice period

BCT is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding all learners enrolled on our programmes and appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory references being obtained, and an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. 

How to apply

If you wish to apply please submit your CV and cover note via the application method below by 9am on 1st March 2021.

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