Prosper Learning Trust, Linhope Rd, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2LW

HR Assistant (Fixed Term)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£24,948 to £26,845 per annum

This school has Academy status and is part of Prosper Learning Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Prosper Learning Trust

Linhope Road

West Denton

Newcastle upon Tyne


Start Date: As Soon as possible

Hours: 37 hrs per week, All year round (Flexible by agreement)

Fixed term until 31st August 2024, with the possibility of a further extension.

Prosper Learning Trust is seeking to appoint an HR Assistant with relevant experience to join our busy and friendly team. This post offers a unique opportunity for an ambitious applicant to join an established multi-academy trust to provide HR assistance and support to our academies and Trust. This post will allow the right applicant the opportunity to utilise and develop their HR skills and experience to support our academies and to contribute to

the work of our growing Trust.

The successful applicant will be based with the Central Services Team.

Applicants will be able to manage their own workload and respond to the demands of a busy team. Applicants will need to be committed, flexible and highly motivated in their work. Relevant training and support will be provided.

Experience of working in a school / academy or an education setting is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will:

• Have excellent communication and inter-personal skills

• Have experience of delivering high quality customer service

• Be able to plan, prioritise and manage own workload independently to meet


• Be a supportive and co-operative team member with a flexible approach

The Trust is proud to say that the Real Living Wage is matched and we also offer the successful candidate:

• A friendly and supportive team of staff who are willing to share expertise and learn

from one another

• Opportunities for career development and support with development through Trust

wide CPD programmes.

• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and support from the

Trust's Wellbeing Network Group.

• Access to either Teacher's Pension or Local Government Pension Scheme.

Full details of staff benefits can be found on our website

Prosper Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy. Thomas Bewick School joined the Trust in April 2019, Harry Watts Academy in September 2020 and Gilbert Ward Academy will open during the 2023/2024 academic year. We are striving to build further collaboration across the academies and grow as a multi-academy trust, whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our pupils.

Prosper Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work within the Trust is expected to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are invited for interview, you will be required to disclose convictions that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. Certain spent convictions and cautions will be ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed. Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post. Please note that, in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise

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Closing date: Monday 5 June 2023 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held: Week commencing 12 June 2023

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Rachel Fenwick, Trust HR Manager, on 0191 6053899 - Option 1.

We can only accept CVs when accompanied by a fully completed application form

Please note, if you have not heard from us by Thursday 8 June 2023 please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

5 June 2023

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