Shrewsbury School

Human Resources Officer

Required for January 2020

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and driven HR professional to use their knowledge and experience providing advice and guidance on a wide range of HR matters. The Human Resources Officer reports directly to the Head of HR providing generalist HR support to all staff and departments in a professional manner.

You must have a strong background working as a true HR generalist to advise on all areas of employee relations. You will need to bring a positive and cheerful disposition to the role as well as being pro-active and resilient in approach.

You must be able to build effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders at all levels and be used to working in a fast-paced HR Department. You must:

  • have a minimum of CIPD Level 4 or above, with a strong HR employment history.
  • have all round knowledge of employment law and best practice in providing good quality advice to managers and employees on a wide range of HR matters.
  • be confident in HR processes and procedures with a good understanding of employment legislation.
  • have excellent all-round experience of the recruitment and selection with an understanding of safer recruitment procedures in an educational environment.
  • be able to effectively support managers in investigations, disciplinary and grievances etc.
  • be a highly proficient user of IT.
  • be experienced in analysing reports and producing statistical data.
  • be a good negotiator, have problem solving skill, and able to deploy tact and diplomacy in a traditional environment.
  • be well organised, task orientated and able to co-ordinate and prioritise a range of activities.
  • have a can-do attitude, be personable but able to be firm when needed.

We will consider candidates who want to work full-time all year round or term-time working. We offer an excellent employment package with a competitive salary.

Closing date for completed application form and covering letter: 12pm (noon), Monday 14th October 2019
Interviews with be held:  Friday 18 October 2019

Please find available to download below, all relevant documents.

Recruitment Application Pack 

Application Form (word document) or (pdf)

Alternatively, full application pack can be obtained from Natasha Davies on (01743) 280 834 or

Applicants will undergo thorough child protection screening including checks with the Disclosure & Barring Service

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this position.

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