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HR Services for Schools are a leading specialist in the provision of Human Resource, Recruitment and Payroll services to Schools.


We provide our services to 330 schools, including academies, multi academy trusts, free schools and independent organisations. Between them our clients employ some 25,000 people, and deliver education to over 205,000 children and young people.


Our local authority roots mean that we have decades of proven experience in handling HR and Payroll services in the changing landscape of the education sector. We have established connections, and an unrivalled understanding of the unique challenges you face within the sector. HR,Payroll and Pensions' Services are available as annual subscription packages, pay-as-you-go or as a combination of these


We offer complete flexibility adapted to your specific needs.

If you would like to find out more or for a free no-obligation quote please contact us at schoolshrbusinessenquiries@birmingham.gov.uk 

Services include:

HR operations

Transactions are managed via our unique HR Portal, which also provides regular news and updates, and access to policies, guidance, reports and management toolkits. Employee transactional work, support and advice includes:

  • Interpreting terms and conditions of employment
  • New starters
  • Contractual change
  • Adoption/maternity/paternity
  • Managing absence
  • Pay and expenses
  • Retirement/resignation
  • Contract and contractual change letters

Employee relations consultancy advice and support and advice including:
  • Grievance
  • Disciplinary
  • Capability
  • Dignity at work
  • Dismissal
  • Attendance management
  • Restructure and redundancy

Payroll and Pensions' key services include:
  • Accurate records management
  • Adherence to statutory regulations and legislation
  • Calculation of salary, maternity, paternity, sickness, etc.
  • Emergency payments
  • IR35 advice
  • Pensions advice - ill health retirements, early retirement, redundancy, etc.
  • Print and distribution of payslips
  • Process car mileage
  • Completion of monthly returns and remittances to statutory bodies and other agencies



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