Based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, EPM is an award winning and accredited education services business with over 25 years of expertise.
We are a technology enabled business, but people are at the heart of what we do. We believe in developing long lasting relationships with our customers and employees, with our relationships lasting, on average, 11 years.
We are 100% dedicated to education and our expert team of over 200 highly qualified employees support more than 2,300 Schools and Trusts nationwide.
Our culture is unique and is based upon our motivated and passionate team. As a result, we encourage our employees to flourish and unleash their talent by building their confidence and providing them with the opportunities and support to empower them and realise their full potential. This is just one of the many reasons we were awarded ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Hunts Post Business Awards in 2018 and shortlisted again in 2019.
EPM’s performance in the market has been and continues to be, exceptional, resulting in significant growth year after year. Our success can be attributed to our proactive, forward thinking approach and passionate team. Our plan for the future is to continue this growth, increase our geographical reach and consider expanding the services offered.
To ensure outstanding customer service across the organisation by delivering, and supporting colleagues to deliver, expert HR advice and guidance in a timely and effective manner, whilst maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality and integrity. You will be constantly striving to improve the efficiency and professionalism of working practices to meet the company’s objective of “clarity and consistency” and working “smarter not harder” to facilitate an increase in customer base whilst maintaining and improving customer service.
|Five 9 - 5 GCSEs including Maths and English, or equivalent||Educated to degree level or equivalent|
|Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - Level 3||Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - Level 5|
|Current membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development||Previous experience of managing human resources in the Education Sector|
|Full driving licence and own transport||Understanding of terms and conditions of employment within schools and academies|
|Minimum of 18 months experience in an advisory position within a HR environment, which will include advice and support for managers, training, responsibility for issues such as the appointment and dismissal of staff, grievance, disciplinary procedures, absence management, redundancy, etc.||Understanding of Education Legislation|
|Experience of attending hearings up to and including dismissal to advise managers and/or present the case||High level of numeracy skills and ability to deal accurately with manual calculations of a complex nature|
|Competency in interpreting and providing advice on employment legislation and conditions of service to ensure compliance and best practice||Competency in formulating and implementing policy and initiatives|
|Competency in establishing good working relationships with a range of customers e.g. headteachers, governors, and senior managers, or similar||Experience of providing creative solutions to complex employment issues within the constraints of regulation and policy|
|Ability to quickly gain credibility with customers||Experience of working with HR/Payroll databases and management information systems|
|Confident in negotiating with trade union representatives|
|Competency in working within the constraints of predefined employment policies and procedures|
|Ability to use initiative to solve problems and think outside the box|
|Strong IT skills|
|Good attention to detail|
|Ability to prioritise and work well under pressure to strict deadlines|