HR Partner

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Salary Description
per annum
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Newton Aycliffe

EPM is an award winning and accredited education services business with 25 years of expertise. EPM whose parent Company is Citation Group, this in an excellent opportunity to join a high-growth and acquisitive division who are leading the way in the education sector. We represent the Education Division within Citation Group with our offices based in Newton Aycliffe, although we work across the North of England.

We are 100% dedicated to education and together our expert teams support more than 2,350 Schools and Trusts nationwide.

Our 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:

As HR Partner you will provide high quality HR advisory services to our schools and academies. You will ensure that the HR function proactively supports the best interests of all the schools and academies we work with to achieve their objectives and actively promote the business, generating new clients and retaining existing clients across the North of England.

Support is delivered on all aspects of HR casework; including sickness absence management, discipline, grievance and other employee relations issues in accordance with policies and procedures. The role will cover a broad range of duties including advice on staffing issues, pay and performance management, recruitment, policies & procedures, TUPE and Union negotiations.


To be successful:


  • Five 9 - 5 GCSEs including Maths and English or equivalent
  • Have demonstrable experience in managing performance, absence, TUPE, staffing restructure and providing general HR advice
  • Have significant experience as a HR generalist
  • Competency in establishing good working relationships with a range of customers e.g. headteachers, governors, and senior managers, or similar, with the ability to quickly gain credibility with customers


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
  • A generous pension package
  • BUPA Cash Payment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Company events
  • Tailored learning and development programmes
  • We offer an inclusive and open workplace


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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