Lead HR Partner - Southwest

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We are recruiting for a Lead HR Partner to join our team in the Southwest.

EPM is an award-winning and accredited education services business with over 25 years of expertise and are delighted to have recently won the ‘Payroll & HR Provider’ Award 2020 from The Rewards for the third consecutive year and the ‘Education Business Services’ Award from the Education Investor Global UK Awards 2020.

We are 100% dedicated to education and our expert team of over 240 highly qualified employees support more than 2,350 Schools and Trusts nationwide.

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 strategy is people and customers first with continual growth across the education sector.

The role:

To provide outstanding customer service across the organisation by delivering and supporting colleagues to deliver expert HR advice and guidance in a timely and effective manner. 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. You will be working in schools and academies across the Southwest; areas such as Bristol and Swindon.



To be successful:

  • CIPD - Level 5
  • Experience of attending hearings up to and including dismissal to advise managers and/or present the case
  • Experience in an advisory position within a human resources environment, which will include advice and support for managers, training, responsibility for issues such as the appointment and dismissal of employees, grievance, disciplinary procedures, absence management, redundancy, etc.
  • Competency in interpreting and providing advice on employment legislation and conditions of service to ensure compliance and best practice
  • Competency in establishing good working relationships with a range of customers e.g. headteachers, governors, and senior managers, or similar



Why choose EPM?

There are several reasons people have stayed with EPM for a number of years, we offer a wide range of benefits:

  • 26 days annual leave + 8 days public holiday
  • Holiday buy back scheme
  • A generous pension package
  • BUPA Cash Payment
  • Tailored learning and development programmes


At EPM we have great career progression and learning and development courses along the way. We are all about supporting our staff and promoting people from within.


Why wait?

Apply now and become a part of the ever-growing EPM family.



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