At Kent HR we understand the operational and strategic challenges faced by schools and academies including the importance of human capital and keeping up to date with employment legislation.
Experienced HR support for the education sector
We are a team of highly experienced HR professionals who have worked in HR in the public, private and not for profit sectors in operational and strategic roles. We have proven experience of providing support to senior leadership teams in schools (both independent and maintained), academies, trusts and further/higher education institutions. In addition, we are all members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and individually hold relevant professional and/or academic qualifications. Therefore, you can be rest assured that advice provided will be of high quality.
We assist clients based predominantly in the South East and London, on a wide range of HR matters for teaching and support staff, such as the following.
- Teaching and support staff discipline and grievance issues
- Safeguarding and managing allegations against school staff
- Terms and conditions advice in relation to national and local terms, in particular Burgundy, Green and Blue book
- School and academy redundancies and restructures
- Absence management
- Performance management and capability
- Previewing of teachers contracts and policies and procedures
How Kent HR can support schools and academies
Working alongside one of the South East’s largest dedicated employment law teams at Brachers LLP ensures that we deliver robust HR solutions and practices that are backed by legal expertise as well as their own significant expertise in the education sector.
We provide bespoke in-house training to clients on various employment topics such as managing absence, handling discipline and grievance investigations and so on aimed at your senior leadership team, middle managers and governing bodies. As a valued client you will also have priority booking for our education sector webinar sessions which run at least 10 times per year (normally September to June).
Developing a trusting relationship with a client is paramount, allowing us to fit seamlessly into their school and add value. We provide a variety of human resources solutions to help you manage your people, by listening to your needs and aligning our strategy to your goals. We can provide support options from a fully outsourced HR management function, to day to day advice and ad-hoc project support, all of which can be tailored to your individual needs. Our services are delivered by telephone, email or on-site support.
Employment law support
Kent HR is integrated with the South East’s largest employment law team at award winning law firm Brachers LLP, meaning that legal advice is available when needed for those difficult situations, giving you peace of mind knowing that your business is in the hands of specialists.
Flexible HR support packages
Kent HR provides a range of options available to suit your business requirements and objectives, whether you need support with a one-off HR project or whether you would like the peace of mind of having an HR expert available as and when you require.
HR support retainer
Clients can pre-purchase a bulk amount of retainer time in advance and at a discounted rate, to be used as and when required – to meet client’s on-going or occasional requirements.
These hours can be used in any way that suits business requirements. There are no restrictions on the type of HR consultancy advice or type of work which can be carried out within the allocated hours.
Brachers Connect; partnering with you to provide complete HR compliance and management solutions
We want to ensure that our clients are supported all year round, not just when there is an issue. Brachers Connect is an HR management and compliance package in one simple package. Ideal for SMEs, this complete compliance package is provided by our employment lawyers in partnership with Brachers LLP. For a fixed monthly fee, you will have access to online HR management and compliance software and an HR advice helpline for legal and operational support. Find out more about Brachers Connect.
Costs and fee structure
We can provide a flexible pricing option that suits your requirements, whether this be an hourly rate, discounted day or half day rates or fixed fee HR advice.
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We are very happy with the way Kent HR dealt with our HR queries.
Coleman Parkes Research Ltd
The service was very professional and essential to the successful outcome for our company. Veronica grasped the complexities of the situation quickly and provided excellent support.
GASE Engineering Ltd
We have been using Kent HR services for almost a year and have found them to be extremely professional. Previously we were using another company who unfortunately were unable to provide accurate legal advice and in a less timely manner. GASE will continue to use Kent HR for all HR related matters.
Lead Sheet Association
Not having a specialist human resources department available within our organisation, working with Kent HR has proved a valuable asset and support.
Medway Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Kent HR was very efficient and professional throughout. Staff were friendly and were keen to assist with sorting out the issue, wich they did in a very professional manner. Thank you for the efficient, excellent service provided to us.
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey
Thank you very much for attending our careers fair, your support was much appreciated. The information and expertise you gave to our students was first class and students commented that they gained valuable information.
Nexus Programme Ltd – Care Homes
An excellent service facilitated by professional, proactive and knowledgeable people. We were made to feel supported throughout the interactions and the support provided was reassuring. I cannot thank the two advisors we worked with highly enough, and feel without their support and guidance we may have ended up with a completely different outcome to our situation.
A no nonsense professional service, which was instrumental in helping to resolve a difficult HR case to the satisfaction of all parties, at reasonable cost to the employer. A follow on review of our HR processes resulted in the complete re-writing our internal staff handbook, to clarify and update the HR process to comply with all recent legislation.
The quality of advice is always excellent. The Kent HR team has got to know us well, and how we work.