Hr And Office Apprentice

  • £5.00 per hour
  • Chatham, Kent
  • Thinking Schools Academy Trust

We require a HR and Office Apprentice to join Holcombe Grammar School. We are seeking to appoint a hardworking and reliable HR and Office Apprentice to work in our school office, reporting directly to the Headteacher’s PA. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be a good team player and enjoy working around young people. You will also offer support to our neighbouring TSAT school The Victory Academy.

You will be completing a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

Holcombe Grammar School delivers an inspiring curriculum…appropriately adapted to the needs, abilities and interests of all pupils. A range of extra-curricular activities further promotes personal development and welfare– Ofsted 2018

Holcombe Grammar School is part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are a selective 11-18 boys’ school with a large and growing mixed Sixth Form. At Holcombe Grammar School our aim is that students develop into successful, well rounded, confident young people who are equipped with the academic and life skills necessary to thrive in the modern world.


The successful candidate will:

Assisting schools with permanent, long term and temporary recruitment processes

Assist PA to ensuring schools follow safer recruitment procedures, including reference checking, chasing etc

Preparation of employee files, adhering to HR specified requirements and preparation for audits

Setting up interviews, providing relevant paperwork

Monitoring and tracking absences and issuing paperwork as required

Monitoring and tracking probations and issuing paperwork as required

Build and maintaining excellent working relationships with PAs, Office Managers, Headteachers and SLT within schools by keeping regular contract via email, telephone or in person, offering advice, solutions and information

Provide general administration support to the headteacher’s PA with all recruitment and onboarding matters


What you will need to succeed:

English and Maths GCSE’s (Grades A-C/ 9-4 required)

Good organisational and time management skills and the ability to cope with interruptions

Good interpersonal skills

Confident and friendly telephone manner

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Confident in use of Microsoft Office packages.


The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

Think about their Thinking

Be their Best self

Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


What our Trust will offer you:

The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.

Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career

Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits

Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy

A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

Free parking in our staff carpark


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

If this role isn't right for you but you would be interested in hearing about other role at Victory Academy and across our Trust please click here to join our talent pool.

If you experience any difficulties applying though the portal, please feel free to complete an application using this link to make a Support Staff Application

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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