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HR Optional Services for Schools and Academies

What do we offer?

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As a Local Authority we can offer a range of services to LA Maintained schools and Academies that buy into our HR services, at competitive rates including advertising posts through ETeach Premium License subscriptions and access to Swindon Borough Council's (SBC) Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Programme (Care First). 

Why choose us? 

  • Eteach Premium Licence subscriptions:
    Eteach is the UK's leading online education recruitment service, where teachers, school leaders and support staff look for the latest jobs and where recruiters attract the best employees.

    This service runs from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021.  

  • Care First (Employee Assistance Programme): This service offers employees both face to face and telephone counselling support as well as a 24 hour information help line available seven days a week.  In addition and included in the package, schools are able to access training such as stress and crisis management sessions which are available for the whole school or individuals as appropriate.

    Past usage figures have shown that the emplyee assistance programme is a highly valuable service that has assisted many individual employees as well as whole schools to deal with a variety of work and personal difficulties.

    This service runs from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. 

  • Access to recognised trade Union branch representatives (Academies only)

    The benefits of purchasing this service:

    • access to an effective route for statutory and collective consultation and bargaining

    • access to branch officials from NEU and NASUWT unions

    • access to a framework and structure for academies to manage effective relations

    • promotes and maintains partnership working, best practice and consistency

    • facilitates early resolution and reduces risk of disputes and Employment Tribunal

    • claims

    • eliminates or reduces the need for you to establish, agree and coordinate release arrangements and paid time off for duties and training

    • eliminates or reduces your cover and supply costs and other resource implications

    • reduces the disruption to lesson caused by releasing school based reps for meeting

    This service runs from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.   

What is provided free? 

There is no free element to this service.

What is chargeable?

There is a charge for all services detailed.

How the service can be provided/length of agreement

  • Eteach Premium Contracts will run from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021 

  • Care First Employee Assistance services run from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

  • Trade Union contract run from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

 

Contact point 

Debra Jefferies, Senior HR Consultant
Telephone:   01793 464877 or 07818 510522
Email:          djefferies@swindon.gov.uk

 

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