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The Learning Institute


This is an exciting opportunity to join The Learning Institute and Westcountry Schools Trust

We are a dynamic organisation with our students and staff at our heart. Built on an extensive track record of excellence, the Trust combines a range of education provision based in a variety of sites across Devon and Cornwall. We are also a stone’s throw from some of the best beaches and countryside in the country.

The Learning Institute removes barriers to learning for hard-to-reach groups and widens access for those parts of society where there is no tradition of undertaking higher study. It develops the infrastructure for social mobility and community cohesion by providing accessible, high-quality degree programmes which meet the needs of communities and professionals.

The Learning Institute is an approved provider of initial teacher training and apprenticeships. Through partnerships with universities, it provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in education and health.

The Learning Institute is currently advertising for the following role(s) to support our continuing growth and development as a provider of higher education, teacher training and apprenticeships.

HR Administrator 

Grade: D

Part-Time, Permanent (18.5 hours per week, all year, 0.5FTE)

Based at Morley Meadow, Plymstock, Plymouth

Annual Salary: Pro rata of £20,092-£22,183 (Actual Salary: £10,046-£11,091)

The HR Administrator will be working in a fast-paced environment undertaking the full range of contractual administrative and payroll/pension-related tasks.  The post holder will be the first point of contact for contractual and payroll queries, liaising with our payroll/pension providers and acting as the lead administrator for The Learning Institute recruitment, selection and on-boarding.  The HR Administrator will work closely with the Trust HR Team and provide a range of employee related administration including updating and maintaining employee records.  Stakeholder management is key and there will be a high level of interaction with staff at all levels across the range of duties.

If you are looking for a new challenge and the following describes you we would be interested in hearing from you:

  • Associate membership of CIPD (level 3 or 5) or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • HR/payroll/pensions administration knowledge and experience
  • A strong team player with the ability to work on your own initiative and make judgements within the boundaries of the role to meet changing demands. 
  • Excellent standards of communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to quickly develop successful working partnerships.

In return we offer:

  • Working with a supportive team who genuinely want the best for our staff and students
  • A commitment to your own professional development, including exploring options for the successful candidate to complete their CIPD Level 3 qualification
  • Local Government Pension scheme
  • Paid annual leave
  • Free car parking at Morley Meadow

Based at Morley Meadow, Plymstock, Plymouth there may be a requirement to work from home on a temporary basis during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Working hours are anticipated to be as follows but some flexibility within normal office hours (8.30am - 5.00pm) can be accommodated: Monday 3h 45m, Tuesday 3h 45m, Wednesday 3h 45m, Thursday 3h 45m, Friday 3h 30m.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Sarah Stainer, HR Officer at with your contact details and she will call you back.

If you believe you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required, we look forward to receiving your application.  Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the Westcountry Schools Trust website or via the links below. 

Completed applications should be submitted to by midnight on the 29th March 2021.

We anticipate interviewing for this role in week commencing 5th April 2021.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Job description  |  Guidance for applicants  |  Application form

End-Point Assessor

The Learning Institute (Westcountry Schools Trust) is an End Point Assessment Organisation for apprenticeship standards.

We are currently seeking assessors for the End Point Assessment of the Academic Professional Standard.

Assessors for this standard should be qualified to Masters Degree (Level 7), have recent/current experience as an Academic Professional (Teaching and/or Research) and be a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy or Learned Society.

This will be a casual contract and remuneration will be paid on a "per apprentice" rate. Apprentices will be allocated according to need and availability.  You will expected to attend training (prior to undertaking your first EPA) and moderation activities.

Further information about this role can be found in Job Description

If you would like to be considered for work as an End Point Assessor please read the Guidance for Applicants document and complete the Application Form

Please send the completed Application Form to