HR Assistant

Fixed Term
Full Time
Until 31st August 2020
Nova Education Trust, Room C10, The Sir Colin Campbell Building, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU
NJC Scale 3 (£19,312 to £19,698 per annum)

We have an exciting opportunity for an HR Assistant to join our Multi Academy Trust Central HR Team. The successful candidate needs to be an enthusiastic team player to be part of our small but expanding Human Resources team to provide comprehensive, high quality HR administrative support.

The focus on this post is to provide an effective HR service to schools within Nova Education Trust. The successful candidate will be required to manage the recruitment process including posting adverts, carrying out recruitment checks, and the production and distribution of contracts. The HR Assistant will be the main point of contact for HR related queries from the schools, candidates and colleagues, as such they will need to be able to communicate confidently and confidentially at all levels to ensure quality customer service.

The post holder must have the ability to use IT packages as they will be required to maintain the HR/Payroll database accurately. Due to the nature of the role, the candidate must have the ability to prioritise tasks efficiently, work in a team, and have a high level of attention to detail. Basic HR knowledge and experience of working in a fast-paced HR environment would be beneficial.

The Nova offices are in the Sir Colin Campbell Building on the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus. This is a modern, purpose built campus with many state of the art, sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings. It has facilities available to our staff such as a Starbucks coffee shop, two cafes, a convenience store, a discounted gym and plenty of outdoor space including a series of lakes. As part of the Nova Education Trust, you will enjoy the benefits of being part of our group of schools and have access to outstanding CPD, career development opportunities and a Westfield Health healthcare package. We also offer free parking and there are weekly networking events held on campus providing free drinks and cakes.

About the Nova Education Trust:

The Nova Education Trust is a dynamic and growing Multi Academy Trust based in the East Midlands. Our Trust Group is committed to providing high quality education to all our students, regardless of their backgrounds. Our track record demonstrates our ability to deliver our core goal achievement for every child. Our portfolio of schools covers both secondary and primary phases, working in a range of different contexts.

Our high expectations are central to the positive ethos that we develop throughout our group of schools. This approach is focused on securing success for all our learners and providing them with the very best life opportunities. Our motto is ‘Work Hard, Be Kind’. We believe nothing is more important than making a difference to children.

To apply for this post please complete the online application on our website

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Sophie Gray (Head of HR) at

Closing date: 25th November 2020 at 5pm.

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