Interim HR Leading Practitioner – Schools

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Interim HR Leading Practitioner - Schools
Interim Position

Ealing 5846-1

Posted: 22nd September 2022 17:42
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  • Pay Rate:

    £29.48 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim HR Leading Practitioner - Schools   

Job Ref: Ealing 5846-1   

Pay Rate: £29.48 per hour PAYE   


Basic DBS required for this role 

To work in partnership with Head-teachers, Governing Bodies and school senior management teams to ensure the school’s priorities and objective are met through the strategic and innovative use of HR   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Leading and contributing to projects and tasks requiring a people  
  • Management input. 
  • Membership of task and working groups established to support multi school  
  • programmes (e.g. national change in policy) or single school interventions (e.g. failing school) 
  • Attending and contributing to meetings of school senior leadership teams and governing bodies as required. 
  • Nurture and maintain effective employee relations through consultation and negotiation with employers, employees and trade unions 
  • Work with service partners, e.g. Ealing Learning Partnership (ELP) , to (a) contribute to the maintenance and achievement of the highest possible standards in schools and (b) provide support when schools require intervention from the LA 
  • Work, consult and network with external partners to build knowledge and capacity that supports our schools in their people management responsibilities 
  • Coach, mentor and support headteachers, governors and senior managers  
  • on HR best practice in order to improve people management practices and facilitate the management of a high performing workforce 
  • Representing the views of schools in the development and implementation of 
  • HR policies and practices 
  • Acting as a co-ordinator to link other HR and Council colleagues in delivering services to schools 
  • Encouraging and facilitating the practice of knowledge sharing to improve and embed effective people management within schools 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Professional Membership of CIPD or equivalent HR qualification or relevant HR experience in a local authority or school 
  • Knowledge and understanding of people management responsibilities in schools 
  • Knowledge of organisation development strategies and methodologies 
  • Experience of dealing with complex HR casework and providing effective solutions and outcomes 
  • Experience of working in a complex unionised environment 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service. 
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Job Ref: Ealing 5846-1
Interim HR Leading Practitioner - Schools
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Ealing 5846-1
Interim HR Leading Practitioner - Schools
Client Category: Local Authority

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