Human Resources Advisor

New College Durham Academies Trust (NCDAT) is seeking to appoint an exceptional, suitably experienced HR Advisor to provide a responsive and effective service to all Trust stakeholders.  

NCDAT currently comprises two secondary Academies housed in state-of-the-art facilities located in Stanley and Consett in North West Durham, where everyone matters equally. We are keen to grow the Trust and this role will be integral in our expansion plans. 

Human Resources Advisor – 37 hpw – £27,515 – £35,337 pa

(Full year post but term time plus considered)

The HR Advisor role is varied and no two days are the same!  As an efficient and effective team player, you will advise senior leaders on the consistent application and interpretation of all Trust policies in line with prevailing legislative and statutory guidance.

The successful applicant will have their own caseload in all matters involving the employee end-to-end life cycle – from establishment control, attraction and recruitment through to onboarding, development, retention and exit experience.

Day to day operational requirements will entail working with managers across all aspects of HR policy and process; including absence management, disciplinary, grievance, training and development, appraisal and performance management.

We are looking for someone with or working towards a Level 5 HR qualification (CIPD) and with relevant experience, preferably in an education or local government setting (although this is not essential).

With HR administrative support you will lead on recruitment and absence management and use data to inform a proactive approach to day to day activities.  Applicants must be confident in the use of office software packages and be able to persuade and establish credibility with staff at all levels of the Trust.

With excellent interpersonal skills, you should have an eye for detail, coupled with an ability to produce accurate records and reports as required.  You will have the opportunity to develop in the role and play your part in ensuring the well-being of all staff within the Trust.

Candidates must possess exceptional organisational skills and be adept at prioritisation and time management to ensure tasks are co-ordinated effectively ensuring the needs of the Trust are met.

For an informal and confidential conversation about this post, please email to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Please submit your completed application via email to

Closing date for applications is: Friday 27th May 2022 at midday               

Interviews will be held: Week commencing 6th June 2022                 

New College Durham Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people.  We have a robust Safeguarding Policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment with the Trust.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment.  This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children.

Job Description & Person Specification

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Job Summary

Location: NCDAT
Salary: £27,515 - £35,337 pa
Posted on: 11 May 2022
Closing on: 27/05/2022