GEMS HR Services
Schools critically depend on expert school focused HR advice and polices which are accurate, immediate and responsive.
Schools also have the right to expect that their HR advisers will know their school, the needs of the communities it serves and the school’s own priorities for development (ie. School Improvement Plan).
Up until now, schools across the county have by-and-large bought back in to a service provided by their Local Authority. On account of cuts and new government policies this may not be possible for much longer. Nevertheless schools’ requirements for timely, responsive HR services will if anything, increase. GEMS HR Services has been established now for these reasons.
GEMS HR Services is headed by Nick Jarman who is one of the most experienced Directors of Education and more recently Children’s Services nationally, with a group of HR consultants, all of whom have many years of school-specific experience.
Our aim is to provide for schools, a top class, responsive and inexpensive total schools HR service. Not only will we offer all of the HR services which schools depend on, we will offer them at a price which meets the growing restraints on schools’ budgets and the pressures which will accompany the new policy and financial environment.
From experience we fully understand why many schools will be reluctant to consider changing providers. To provide you with credible reassurance about this, we invite you to look at our Frequently Asked Questions, which are attached.
We hope that you will agree that what really matters is that your HR Advisers have a full understanding of the education context, your own school’s individual needs and priorities, employment law and practice and they can match these for you with an expert, responsive, comprehensive, timely and cost efficient range of HR services.
During the Autumn Term we are inviting schools to consider the offer openly. There will be no “selling” – schools don’t work like this. We are happy to stand or fall by our offer; our schools - specific credibility, expertise on HR law and practice, education experience and value for money which we offer.
We would like to invite you to one of our GEMS Payroll & HR Service seminars lasting 90 minutes at the following locations:
- Copthorne Hotel, Crawley, RH10 3PG on 21st February 2012 between 4.30 and 6.00.
- The Birch Hotel, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 7SF on 22nd February 2012 between 4.30 and 6.00
- Chichester Park Hotel, Westhampnett, Chichester, PO19 7QL on 27th February 2012 between 4.30 and 6.00
We are more than happy to answer any questions your have personally and we hope to have an opportunity this term to address the Primary, Secondary and Special Headteachers’ associations.
HR Services – Functions & Products
Please click on the link below for frequently asked questions and answers:
If you wish to contact us for further information, please use details below:
+44 (0) 207 593 4044