Palatine Primary School

Human Resources Manager


Salary: NJC Grade 7-8 ( prorated  £23,270- £28115.03)

Hours: 35 hrs a week, flexibility for a scheduled 1 day a week working from home.

Contracted weeks – 46.8 (39 weeks Term Time, 2 weeks during holidays, 5.8 weeks paid holiday, plus Bank Holidays paid)

Contract type:  Term time plus Inset and 2 weeks holiday working, permanent.


Palatine Primary school are looking for a Human Resources professional to manage the day-to-day HR of a busy and vibrant Special Primary School. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with HR experience within a school environment to develop further or for a qualified HR professional to make their mark in this new and exciting role.

You will oversee the daily cover in response to daily staff absence and manage the staff absence procedure, ensuring all absence is recorded, monitored, and reported. Following up absence calls daily and undertaking informal absence meetings and return to work interviews.

Your effective communication and interpersonal skills are required to build effective working relationships with supply agencies, senior stakeholders and school staff alike.

Managing the recruitment process you will have an eye for detail ensuring all aspects of safer recruitment are followed through. Ensuring all staff undertake and complete their induction training and that the probations period is monitored effectively.

You will have excellent IT skills with experience of working on Management information systems and databases such as Bromcom.

Excellent literacy skills are essential. You will have the ability to work on your own initiative, be extremely well organised and must be able to maintain accurate records both electronically and in paper format.

You will work 2 weeks during the summer holidays and have the option to work from home 1 day a week on an agreed scheduled day.

Working knowledge and understanding of employment law would be of benefit in this role.

We encourage school visits prior to application and can be arranged by contacting

Palatine school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will require a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and two references, including one from their most recent employer. Short listed candidates may be subject to a social media check. This post is exempt from Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Further details and application form may be downloaded from

Closing Date:  5th February 2024

Interview Date: 23rd February 2024

Start Date: 29th March 2024 or ASAP.

Please apply by completing the attached application form and ensuring you take time to fully complete the skills and competencies section using the person specification and school values and vision of the school which are attached. Please return your application to Ella Hayes, PA to the SLT

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