HR Administrator

Salary:              Up to £8,082 dependent on experience

Location:          Falkland House School, Falkland Estate, Falkland

Hours:              Part Time, 2 days per week

Contract:          Permanent


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We are looking for an Administrator to join our School.  Someone with experience of a school environment would be perfect for this role.   


About the School:

Falkland House School is an in independent residential school for boys from primary to aged 18 years.  Our pupils have a range of Additional Support Needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  We were the first independent school in Scotland (outside of the NAS) to receive accreditation from the National Autistic Society.


About the Group:

We are part of the Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role:

You will be the first point of contact for employees on any HR related query including handling the majority of employee documentation such as contracts, recruitment paperwork/starter packs.  You will be responsible for maintaining and updating employee records. You will undergo training on Cascade and Reach computer systems to enable you to do your role effectively. Part of your role will be to raise and process orders through the Focal Point system.


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a reliable, honest, hardworking person to join our existing admin team.

The successful candidate will require to have relevant payroll experience and a good knowledge of employment law. They will require to be fully aware of all aspects of confidentiality and GDPR regulations.


Essential Criteria:

  • Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of payroll including sick pay, maternity leave, staff contracts etc
  • Good knowledge of employment law.
  • Experience working in an HR role.   
  • Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the school team
  • Ability to work in an organised and methodical manner
  • Ability to act on own initiative, dealing with any unexpected problems that arise
  • Excellent people skills


Why work for us?

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path


Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact Catherine Crawford –

Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care.

A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

Apply now