Job description

We are currently experiencing a period of rapid growth; our pupil cohort is increasing, and so is our staff team. We require a Recruitment Officer to join us in this fast-paced environment, to lead all operational aspects of the hiring process from working with Hiring Managers to advertise opportunities, shortlisting, interviewing, completing all pre-employment checks, and completing associated administrative tasks. You will be required to follow best practice and understand the legal requirement around recruitment and selection.

Please download our recruitment pack below which contains the full person specification for the post, and job description which outlines the main responsibilities for this role. The ideal candidate must meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification.

This is a full-time role, Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00. There may be some flexibility around hours which can be discussed at interview.

The successful candidate will have:

  • An understanding of safer recruitment requirements
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills and a confident user of Microsoft applications
  • The ability to work under own initiative with strong organisational skills
  • Experience of working in an office

Application form

Completed application forms should be returned with a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Dr Katy Lee.

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Recruitment pack

For further information please download the recruitment pack below which contains a detailed job description and person specification.

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How to apply?

If you feel as though you have the right qualities to join our exciting, innovative and exceptional school a Recruitment Officer then please complete the school application form, available to download below. Completed application forms should be sent to recruitment@abbeyschool.com with a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Dr Katy Lee. Alternatively, application forms with covering letters can be sent by post to Abbey School, 11 Abbey Square, Chester, CH1 2HU. Please be advised that we only accept fully completed application forms.

We will be reviewing submitted application forms as soon as we receive them. We strongly encourage applications to be sent at your earliest convenience. For further information please call our main school number.

Start date: May 2023
Interview dates: to be confirmed

Additional notes

The School will complete an online search for all shortlisted candidates. If any incidents or issues have happened that are publicly available online, the school may wish to explore this at interview.

Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Child safer recruitment procedures operate and the post is subject to references and an Enhanced DBS disclosure with barred list checks.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marriage/civil partnerships, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.

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