HR Officer - Maternity Cover (Rye College and Rye Primary, Part of the Aquinas Trust)

Job details
Employer Rye Community Primary School
Location Rye
Contract type Permanent
Closing Date 31 Dec 2019

Hours of work: 37 Hours per weekWorking pattern: Full-timeFixed term for: Until 31 December 2019

Closing date: Friday 22 February 2019, noon.Interview date: Week commencing Monday 3 March 2019

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The Executive HeadteacherRye CollegeThe GroveLove LaneRyeEast SussexTN31 7NQ

Phone:          01797 222545Email:           office@ryeacademytrust.orgWebsites: &

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable HR Officer to join our highly-motivated team at an exciting time in our growth.

Our aim is to challenge every learner to exceed their own expectations of themselves; create a can-do culture and the resilience to excel; include all members of our community through shared endeavour; and nurture diverse skills, talents and abilities whilst celebrating excellence.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience or interest in working in an educational setting
  • Have the ability to multi-task under pressure and able to juggle many tasks at once
  • Have excellent organisational ability and the ability to effectively prioritise workload
  • Have excellent face to face customer service skills/experience
  • Have excellent attention to detail, who picks up on mistakes and rectifies problems before they arise
  • Have the ability to deal with extremely confidential information and be discreet at all times
  • Demonstrate a willingness to become involved in the life of the college and school;
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic and open to innovation
  • Have integrity, optimism and a good sense of humour
  • Possess effective communication skills and be emotionally intelligent
  • Possess effective ICT skills and be open to new uses of technology in the workplace
  • Have good communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Be dedicated and flexible, with commitment to continual improvement.

In return, we offer:

  • A workplace that is future-focused with potential for professional growth as we improve
  • A skilled and experienced team of professionals
  • A happy community committed to the professional development of all colleagues
  • A distinctive local context ensuring we place inclusivity at the heart of all we do
  • A motivated leadership team leading rapid improvement to the students’ life chances

We would be pleased to welcome you for an informal visit prior to application.

You are invited to submit an application form, available with this pack, along with a personal statement outlining your suitability for the role against the person specification and job description.

The candidates selected for interview will be informed after short listing and full details of the interview programme will be provided. If you have not heard anything from us after the interview date below, please assume your application has not been successful.

Candidates will be invited for interview.

All candidates will be contacted following interview. Appointment to commence as soon as possible.

Please send your application, outlining your suitability for the role against the enclosed person specification and job description, to: The Executive Headteacher, Rye College, The Grove, RYE TN31 7ND. Alternatively, submit your application by email to Please note a signed copy of your application form will be required prior to interview.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

Available documents

  • Application Pack

Additional information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.