Current Vacancies




HR Manager
Salary starting from £40,725 (£24,435 pro rata) + expenses paid.
Part time (0.6 FTE). Fixed Term. Two years.
Home-based with some travel across England, Wales and Crown Dependencies.


ASCL is seeking to appoint an experienced HR professional to join our Operations team and to provide excellent working knowledge of employment law, best practice and to provide a wide range of employee relation issues. 

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our team and to work closely with other colleagues within ASCL.

You will be a key member of ASCL’s operational team, supporting our strategic and functional HR work, also overseeing essential policies and procedures of the Association, with an ability to lead projects as they arise and see them through to completion.

Working closely with senior members of the Association to ensure the provision of high-quality HR provision including advice and guidance on the development, interpretation, and implementation of conditions of service and human resource policies together with reporting on key staff-related KPIs monthly. 

The postholder will be home-based and willing to work at ASCL HQ in Leicester when requested to do so. IT and telephone equipment will be provided.

This is a 0.6 FTE (three days) post and flexible working requests will be considered.

This role is paid on a five-point incremental range from £40,725 (£24,435) to £45,605 (£27,363). We offer a very generous package of benefits, including 33 days holiday plus bank holidays and a pension scheme to which the Association contributes 9% of salary. Reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses are also covered, including a working from home allowance. 

ASCL is committed to equality of opportunity for all our staff. We encourage applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. 

INTERESTED? 
The closing date for applications is 4pm Friday 8 March 2024.
Interviews will be held at the national Headquarters in Leicester on Wednesday 20 March 2024.
Start date: As soon as possible.

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To download the job description and person specification, follow the link on the 'Apply here' button above and complete your email address in the top right-hand box.

If you have any queries, please contact Angela Stewart, Workplace and Facilities Manager in the first instance on 0116 299 1122.



Senior Solicitor
Salary £68,258 - £75,309
Permanent, full-time
 

We are seeking to appoint an experienced qualified employment solicitor, with leadership and management experience, looking for a unique opportunity to work in-house leading a dynamic and vibrant team, based at ASCL HQ in Leicester, with remote working available.

This is an excellent opportunity to join ASCL's experienced legal department. Leading a team of solicitors, the successful candidate will report directly to ASCL's Director of Member Support. The legal department is responsible for providing advice and representation for the organisation and its members, who are senior leaders within the education sector.

If successful, you will experience a range of work including (but not limited to):

  • managing the legal team to ensure provision of advice and services to ASCL's members at the highest level
  • providing internal advice to ASCL staff and officers
  • providing legal advice and support to members of the Association involved in internal dispute with their employers
  • employment tribunal litigation
  • delivering training and legal updates to ensure CPD and compliance requirements are met
  • liaising with external solicitors
  • representing members involved in professional discipline cases before their regulators (across the United Kingdom)
  • inquests and public enquiries

The successful candidate will be a Qualified Employment Solicitor and will have experience of liaising with courts/tribunals and other legal bodies.

We are happy to look at solicitors from both private practice and in-house backgrounds. We feel that this role would suit a candidate with at least eight years' experience.

Ideally you will have experience of managing people has and can demonstrate excellent leadership qualities, efficient time management, strong organisational skills and the ability to make quick decisions in relation to matters of the law and practice.

We offer a very generous package of benefits, including holiday entitlement of 33 days plus bank holidays and a pension scheme to which the Association contributes 9%. For full benefits, details of how to apply, or if you have any queries, please follow the link below. 

ASCL is committed to equality of opportunity for all our staff. We encourage applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The closing date for applications is 25 February 2024.

This vacancy is being handled exclusively by Michael Page Legal. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page Legal for consideration.

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