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Posted Monday, 23 November 2020

Job Type: Fixed Term - 1 Year, 30 - 37 Hours

HR Assistant – Fixed Term – 1 Year

We are looking to appoint a flexible, enthusiastic and supportive team member with a passion for working in HR and a desire to give young people the best life chances. The HR Assistant will be a key member of the HR Team in this busy and vibrant Sixth Form College, reporting to the Human Resources Manager. The HR Assistant will provide a comprehensive, efficient, customer responsive HR service to the College’s managers and employees. You will be working closely with the HR and Payroll Assistant and HR Advisor in a fast-paced environment, and must not be fazed by hard work, conflicting priorities or tight deadlines. You will have a strong work ethic and be punctual and reliable. In return, we will offer you a friendly and happy work environment and flexibility in terms of your hours, wherever possible.

The HR Assistant will hold a minimum CIPD Level 3 qualification, or equivalent, and must have previous experience in a HR Assistant role or similar, preferably within an education environment, or related sector.

The hours of work for this position are flexible for the right candidate; our preference would be 30 – 37 hours per week to be worked over either four or five days per week (one of these being a Friday). A Job share may also be considered. 

The salary range for this role is between points 7 - 11 on the Sixth Form Colleges Support Staff Pay Spine, currently £19,782 - £22,596 full time equivalent (Pro-rata at 30 hrs = £16,039 – £18,321). The starting pay point will ordinarily be at the bottom of the pay scale, however this may be reviewed dependant on the candidates experience and qualifications.

Franklin College has a proven commitment equality of opportunity and actively promotes the welfare, safeguarding and PREVENT duty of students and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check. Other checks may also be necessary. Franklin College is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Job shares will be considered and those who wish only to apply for either shift.

If you require further information about this position, please contact Emma Beardsley, HR Manager, by emailing

The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 4th December 2020.

Please note that Interviews for this position will take place on Thursday 10th December.

All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Clearance through the DBS, and other checks may also be required. Franklin Sixth Form College is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that in line with the College’s Recruitment and Selection Policy, and our Safer Recruitment process, once all the applications have been reviewed the College will seek to obtain two satisfactory employment references prior to interview, one of the references will ideally be from your most recent/current employer. If you have not heard anything from the College within six weeks of the closing date please take it that unfortunately your application has not been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 4 December 2020.

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