Human resources

Overview

Our highly experienced and reliable HR Consultancy team works in partnership with the Recruitment and Contracts Team and the Payroll and Pensions service.

We aim to provide schools with a practical, comprehensive and cost effective service.

We offer up to date expert support and advice ranging from tailored guidance on new employment law to policy development and supporting schools with all types of employee relations issues.

What the service provides

  • Assignment to your school of a nominated Business Partner who will be available to you throughout the day and for a school visit on request

  • Interpretation and implementation of employment law into practical school specific policies and guidance

  • Advice on and interpretation of conditions of service for teaching and support staff

  • Job evaluation service. Teachers salary assessments.

  • Support with investigations e.g. disciplinary, grievances, harassment

  • Support to school leaders and staff confronted with redundancy issues

  • Consultation and negotiation with Professional Associations or Trade Unions on redundancies etc

  • Advice on recruitment and selection inc. job specifications and descriptions

  • Attendance Management

  • Completion of statutory Government returns e.g. School Workforce Census

  • Advice to Chairs, Governors and Heads on Leadership salary ranges

  • Advice on performance management

Benefits to your school

  • Our specialised team provides a comprehensive and confidential service with a proven track record. We are committed to provide all the support and advice schools need to build and maintain a rewarded and efficient workforce

  • The HR service works in collaboration with advisers from the Local Government Employers Assoc, North West Employers Organisation and representatives from all the Professional Associations to ensure the guidance we give is reliably based

SLA information

pdf icon SLA - Human Resources - April 2022 to March 2023 [445kb]

Costs

HR forms part of a package which includes the Recruitment & Contracts Services and Payroll and Pensions

The costs are calculated according to employee numbers within the school.

Where difficult issues e.g. disciplinary investigations become prolonged there may be an extra charge.

Additional information

The full details of the HR Service to schools is available on request.