Senior HR Advisor (Schools)

Senior HR Advisor (Schools)

Salary:  Up to £30, 973.62

Hours: 33

Contract type: Fixed-term contract 1 year (initially)

Location: Worcester (with some travel mainly across Worcestershire)

Are you passionate about giving great customer service? Are you experienced in managing high volume HR casework? Want to work in a role in a role where you really make a difference?

Our passion for customer focus and adding value for schools ensures that we deliver a first-class service.   We are looking for a confident HR practitioner with significant advisory experience to be part of our busy Consultancy Team, providing a high-quality service to over 200 schools/Academies and Multi Academy Trusts. 

In this important role, you will be providing robust and timely advice, guidance and support to schools on a full range of employment matters and progressing casework (such as conduct, capability, grievance, absence management, redundancy and workforce reorganisation), to deliver a HR consultancy service which meets our high standards and business needs.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be incredibly organised, experienced in managing high volume casework and be comfortable working at pace to deadlines.  Most importantly you will be highly motivated to work with schools. 

As a key named point of contact for Head Teachers/CEOs, School Business Managers and Governors, you will be customer focussed and have strong interpersonal skills.  You will have excellent stakeholder engagement skills and be experience at building effective working relationships with all levels of staff, representatives, managers, head teachers as well as partnerships with other agencies/service providers.

You will be an effective communicator (both written and verbal) and experienced at adapting your style to the needs of different audiences.  You will be confident and proficient in writing complex letters, reports and policies as well as designing and delivering training. 

You will need:


  • A level 7 CIPD Diploma in HR or have relevant experience
  • Be willing and able occasionally to work in the evening.
  • A flexible and resilient approach to work.
  • A personal commitment to continuous professional development.
  • If not term-time only, there may be a requirement for some annual leave to be taken during periods of school closure.
  • The ability to drive and use of a car is essential.


In return you’ll get access to lots of training and development and the following benefits:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (potential to match up to 30 days)
  • Career average pension scheme
  • Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts

Flexible Working

We are proud to offer flexible working as standard, so that you can split your time between the office and home.


Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.

We are inclusive – this is important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.   Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.

In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please call Alison Ragbourne on 01905 01905 843595or email

To apply please visit: HR Consultant (Schools) | Our HR, OD and Engagement Vacancies | Worcestershire County Council


Closing date: 10 October 2021.

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