HR & Payroll Officer

Ridgeway Education Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) which currently comprises two secondary schools, Didcot Girls’ School and St Birinus School, and Sutton Courtenay C of E Primary School. The secondary schools also run a joint Sixth Form of some 300 boys and girls.

Didcot Girls’ School is a dynamic school judged to be Outstanding in its most recent inspection of the school in November 2015. The school has a commitment to the very highest standards in everything that it does and is an exciting and happy school where real attention is given to professional development and staff wellbeing. St Birinus School was judged to be a good school by Ofsted in February 2019 and aspires to become outstanding. The school has a strong sense of identity, a tangible ethos and a vibrancy which visitors always comment upon. Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School joined the MAT on 1 April 2019, giving us the potential for further collaboration and the opportunity to build an exceptional, coherent education provision from nursery up to, and including, sixth form.

Both secondary schools are unique as the only single sex state schools in Oxfordshire and share the same strong values of high quality teaching and learning and respectful relationships within an inclusive learning community. We work hard to ensure that all our students develop confidence, leadership skills and high levels of aspiration.

We are looking to fill a post in our Central Trust Finance Team, which offers and exciting opportunity, and potential for career development, for the right candidate.

HR & Payroll Officer

This post is for 15 hours a week and will work alongside a colleague to ensure the Trust continues to deliver an efficient and effective HR and payroll service for all our schools. The postholder, predominantly supporting St Birinus School,  will be meticulous in their administration and processing, have a strong understanding of the importance of confidentiality and data protection and be flexible enough to support the wider Finance Team when needed. Pay will be within the range £8,104 to £8,600 per annum subject to skills and experience for a 15 hour, term time plus one week, contract.

Terms and Duties

Pay scales are reviewed annually on 1 April and are subject to national local government pay negotiations. Postholders also have access to the local government pension scheme. This role must be performed in accordance with the provisions of the terms and conditions of employment of the Ridgeway Education Trust

Line Management

Accountable to the Trust Financial Services Lead

Completed Applications

Completed application forms (available on the ‘Staff Vacancies’ page of each of our school websites) should be submitted to Frances Adley, the Executive Head’s PA at by 9am on Monday 2nd November 2020. We plan to carry out interview on Thursday 5th November for shortlisted candidates.




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