Lead HR Partner

South East

Lead HR Partner

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm
Closing Date: 25/07/2022

Here at EPM we are currently recruiting for a Lead HR Partner in our Newton Aycliffe office.

We are an award winning and accredited education services business with 25 years of expertise.

We are 100% dedicated to education and our expert team of nearly 200 highly qualified employees support more than 1,600 schools nationwide.

Purpose of the role:

As Lead HR Partner you will support Senior Partners in the management and development of the HR team. You will act as first point of contact for all operational queries from the HR team offering advice, guidance, and support to colleague and to provide high quality HR Advisory services to our school and academies. You will see that the HR team proactively supports the best interests of all the schools and academies we work with to achieve their objectives and actively promote the business, generating new clients and retaining existing clients across the Northeast area.

Support is delivered on all aspects of HR casework; including sickness absence management, discipline, grievance and other employee relations issues in accordance with policies and procedures. The role will cover a broad range of duties including advice on staffing issues, pay and performance management, recruitment, policies & procedures, TUPE and Union negotiations.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Providing specialist hands on support and advice to CEO’s, Head Teachers, COO’s, School/Academy Business Managers, Senior Managers, Directors/ Governors in relation to a wide range of HR issues.
  • Delivering quality high level support, advice and guidance to clients’ on all aspects of HR casework; including sickness absence management, discipline, grievance and other employee relations issues in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Advising and supporting clients with whole school/academy, department or function specific restructures, including consultation and negotiation with Trade Unions and guidance on redundancy, redeployment and early retirement cases in accordance with policy and employment legislation
  • Keep abreast of developments across the Educational Sector, notably in relation to the Academies Sector

To be Successful:

  • CIPD level 5 or above
  • Full driving licence and own transport
  • Have experience in managing performance, absence, TUPE, staffing restructure and providing general HR advice
  • Competency in establishing good working relationships with a range of customers e.g. headteachers, governors, and senior managers, or similar, with the ability to quickly gain credibility with customers
  • Experience working in dynamic fast paced agile environments, working collaboratively and openly with others

Why choose EPM?

There are several reasons people have stayed with EPM for several years, we offer a wide range of benefits:

  • 26 days annual leave + 8 days public holiday
  • A generous pension package
  • BUPA Cash Payment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Company events
  • Tailored learning and development programmes
  • We offer an inclusive and open workplace

At EPM we have great career progression and learning and development courses along the way. We are all about supporting our staff and promoting people from within.

Why wait?

Apply now and become a part of the ever-growing EPM family.

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