London, Greater London
£29,000 - £35,000 per year (dependent on qualifications, skills and experience)
Permanent, Part-time, 37.5 hours pw, there is also flexibility for this role to be Part Time (minimum of 3.5 days), Full-time
Job description

About the Role

This role would be perfect for a highly capable HR professional who would love to use their knowledge and experience to further the important work of UP in supporting children and young people with SEMH needs to reach their full potential.

In this role, you will work alongside the Head of HR to provide a service that effectively meets needs of the charity and supports our staff in a way that allows them to give their best. You will ensure efficient and best practice HR processes/procedures, support a high-quality recruitment experience for candidates and work flexibly across other areas of HR as needed.

You should be passionate about HR and how it can make a real difference to an organisation’s success, be committed to keeping our service users at the heart of all we do, and genuinely care about ensuring UP is a great place to work for all staff.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your business acumen and stakeholder management skills by providing high-quality executive level administration support to the CEO. This area of your responsibilities will complement your work in HR, ensuring you have an excellent and current understanding of all areas of the charity and UP’s ambitions for the future.


How to Apply:

To apply please submit:

  • A CV
  • A supporting statement (max 2 A4 pages). This should clearly demonstrate your suitability for the role, and how you meet the key criteria that has been set out within the person specification (we will be shortlisting candidates closely against the person specification).  

Closing Date: 12th April 2021     Interviews: W/C 19th April 2021


About Unlocking Potential:

Unlocking Potential deliver high performing therapeutic programmes and education provision for children and young people with SEMH needs. We work in collaboration with families, communities, and other partners to ensure that children and young people access the interventions they need in order to thrive.


Our Mission

We work collaboratively with communities to enable children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs to unlock their full potential.


Our Programmes

Our services combine best practice from the fields of education, clinical excellence, career development and community organising to ensure that every child and young person can excel:

The Corner School

A special independent primary school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs. We work closely with local authorities to ensure that we can provide exceptional provision to children who require intensive, high quality specialist support to make excellent progress. It is our belief and mission that every child can learn and enjoy a fulfilling school life, regardless of their social, emotional and mental health needs.

The Schools Programme

A therapy service in primary schools across 5 London Boroughs. This service aims to ensure that children who have social, emotional or mental health needs, have access to trainee and qualified professionals to provide timely support.  Clients are aged between 4 – 11 years old, and are referred to our service by their school. We offer brief and long-term work, and also provide support for parents and carers.

Roundwood School and Community Centre

An Alternative Provision for secondary school age children with an onsite community centre, based in Harlesden, Brent, which opened in Jan 2021.  UP provides an Integrated Youth Offer that comprises therapy, mentoring family support work and employability support for our older young people.


Further Information:

  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All roles are subject to safer recruitment practices, and this position will require an Enhanced Disclosure with Barred list check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • Our children and families and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and we value the unique contribution that each individual can bring to UP. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive team is vital to our work, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are especially interested in hearing from individuals who are Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background


Posted on: 16 March 2021
Closed date: 12 April 2021
Job ref: HR/EA 21
Tags: Admin, Human Resources

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