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HR Assistant: The Gatwick School

Manor Royal Business District
Crawley, West Sussex
£19,325 - £20,379 per year - inc fringe £23,857 - £25,159 pro rata)
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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HR Assistant

The Gatwick School is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Human Resources Assistant to join our team. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly improving all through school. You will be responsible for providing comprehensive and effective HR administration to ensure matters are managed appropriately and in accordance with school procedures. Promoting the school as a top employer will also be an important part of your role.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and outstanding admin or HR professional.


Working hours:

The working hours are 32.5 hours per week (working pattern can be negotiated - could be 08:00-15:00 Monday to Friday), for term time plus 3 weeks during the holidays. Holiday hours are to be discussed and agreed, and could include elements of working from home.


The role: 

  • To administer the HR procedures from recruitment to induction.
  • To ensure all required pre-employment checks have been completed prior to staff employment.
  • To provide HR administration support to line managers, to enable them to create high performing teams.
  • Ensure all school management information systems relating to staff are accurate, maintained in a timely manner and kept confidential.
  • Monitor and oversee the staff absence tracking, supporting line managers to effectively manage absences
  • Maintain and update the school’s single central record.
  • Maintain, update and develop the human resources elements of the school website 
  • Develop links with other organisations and networks, to provide opportunities for staff personal development.
  • To promote the school as a top employer to recruit and retain talented staff.


We are looking for individuals who have: 

  • Proven HR administrative experience
  • Strong organisational skills, effective time management and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience of working in a fast paced office environment
  • Are confident in promoting the importance of procedure adherence
  • Can quickly build effective working relationships with all stakeholders 
  • Are able to use initiative, be decisive and can communicate professionally with confidence
  • Are highly computer literate, with strong capability in email, MS Office and management information systems


Staff Benefits:

  • Fringe allowance
  • Potential for career progression
  • An experienced and supportive central Trust team, who provide HR advisory and business support
  • Extensive CPD opportunities for all staff including Aurora Trust-wide CPD
  • Coaching culture established for staff
  • Employee Wellbeing and Assistance Scheme
  • Staff / Long Service Awards
  • Termly hospitality


You will be joining a supportive team who place our values of Character, Culture and Currency at the centre of all that we do, with a commitment to raising pupil achievement and aspirations.

Colleagues are welcoming and highly supportive and we provide an extensive CPD programme offering development opportunities at all career stages.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant must have, or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure, and satisfactory references. The School is an equal opportunities employer.


Manor Royal Business District is the biggest business park of the Gatwick Diamond area and one of the south east's premier mixed activity employment hubs.

Enviable location and connections

Situated at the heart of the Gatwick Diamond on the Sussex and Surrey county borders, just two miles from London Gatwick Airport, a major motorway junction (M23 Junctoion 10) and two mainline railway stations (Gatwick Airport and Three Bridges), Manor Royal is a popular choice for a diverse range of occupiers including a host of blue chip global brands.

Manor Royal in numbers

  • One of the biggest business parks in the South East.
  • Covers an area of 539 acres – that’s over 300 football pitches.
  • 700 properties
  • 500 businesses
  • 30,000 people

Manor Royal more than a number

Since the formation of the Manor Royal Business Group (MRBG), an association of Manor Royal based business and firms, being on Manor Royal means being part of something. You’re never just a number.

Manor Royal makes sense

Scale, diversity, location and great connectivity with a property offer to match means Manor Royal based firms are never far away from their suppliers, customers and a talented workforce.

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Find Us
Manor Royal Business District
7 Magellan Terrace (Ground Floor)
Gatwick Road
West Sussex
RH10 9PJ

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