The Pingle Academy - Academy Business Officer - HR


Academy Business Officer - HR


DFT Grade 4 - £20,443.00 - £21,695.00

Pro-rata - £18,485.46 - £19,617.58 for the hours advertised


37 hours at 41 weeks, Term Time plus INSET days.

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 The Pingle Academy

Location: Coronation Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA

The Pingle Academy is an 11-19 co-educational, comprehensive school, became an academy in May 2017 and joined The de Ferrers Trust. Our over subscribed academy is the academy of choice in the local area and enjoys an excellent local reputation.

We are proud of our caring and inclusive community, and our values of WORK HARD, BE KIND, CHOOSE WISELY are present in all aspects of academy life.

Our academy is a community where there is a shared responsibility for creating a safe and pleasant place to work. Staff are dedicated in ensuring that The Pingle Academy is inclusive in all areas and we are proud of our efforts to educate and care for all our students, whatever their abilities to ensure that every students’ potential is fulfilled.

In 2019, the academy enjoyed its best ever results, both at GCSE and A Level. In October 2021 OFSTED judged the academy as GOOD in all areas.

Our priority is to help parents/carers prepare their children for adult lives in a rapidly changing world. We aim to provide a broad and stimulating curriculum, to set the highest standards of work and behaviour and to encourage students to aspire to these standards with confidence.

We value our staff, ensuring that we look after and care for their wellbeing through professional development, mental health provision and supporting staff with their workload.

The Candidate

The Pingle Academy has an excellent opportunity for an experienced and driven HR Practitioner to join their effective Business Team.  You will report to the Business Office Manager and support the academy in the day-to-day operation of the HR function.

This will include tasks such as conducting new staff inductions, absence management, management of personnel records, conducting welfare meetings and general administration. You will also have responsibility for maintaining the HRIS for the academy, currently SIMS.   

You will be professional, able to maintain confidential information and have a can-do attitude. You will also have the ability to work accurately, with attention to detail and have strong communication skills. Finally, you will be educated to GCSE level (C grade or equivalent). Any professional qualifications in HR, as well as experience within an educational setting will be a distinct advantage. 

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

·       Cycle to Work Scheme

·       Employee Assistance Programme

·       Discounted Gym Membership

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy on 01283 216837.

How to Apply:

Start date: ASAP

You can apply directly to the Trust People Team via the Trust website and email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: This is an open advert and will close once a suitable candidate has been found.

If you do not hear back after 10 working days from submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 216837 and ask to speak to the HR Team.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.


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