Human Resources Coaching & Advice Service - Children's Centres
Royal Greenwich HR Traded Services team can meet all the HR advice and support needs of your centre. We provide a traded service in line with statutory requirements that offers a responsive, high quality HR consultancy and advisory service within a framework of confidentiality, professionalism and pragmatism.

We provide a dedicated service to schools, academies and children’s centres, supporting the focus of improvement and the delivery of teaching and learning to pupils. Buying our HR services will enable you to carry out all statutory responsibilities and be safe in the knowledge that you are using good employment practices and have access to supportive and practical HR advice.

How can we help you?

  • Traded Service (Level 1)
    • Provision of pre-employment safeguarding checks to support safer recruitment, i.e. DBS and The Children’s Barred List checks. The centre will be responsible for costs
    • Provision of a comprehensive annual HR Health Check of your centre that identifies areas of best practice and risk, and provides clear recommendations
    • Provision of model procedures, relating to recruitment and selection, capability, disciplinary, grievance, redundancy and sickness absence management
    • Provision of advice and guidance relating to pay and conditions of employment for all categories of staff, including implementation of national and local government regulations and formation of contracts of employment
    • Telephone advice and support on the implementation of the centre’s capability, disciplinary, grievance and attendance management procedures, including investigation and attendance at formal hearings/meetings
    • Provision of statutory and procedural advice and support in relation to redundancy processes
    • Telephone advice and support on all issues relating to employment tribunals
  • Traded Service (Level 2)
    • Workplace mediation. A voluntary and confidential process for resolving workplace differences and disputes between colleagues through the assistance of trained and accredited mediators
    • Bespoke training. Provision of training to suit specific centre needs i.e. policy workshops or Senior Leaders and Governing Bodies and access to half day workshops on model procedures and provision of tailored consultancy
    • Mediation: charged at a daily rate of £500
    • Bespoke training on HR Issues: charged at £100 per hour or £300 for a half day
    • Consultancy charged at an hourly rate of £70 or £350 for a full day
    • Compilation of centre specific data e.g. TUPE transfers (where the centre also buy into payroll): £50 per employee
    • Settlement Agreements: payment of the legal fees
    • Fees for legal support in preparation for and at Employment Tribunals will be provided upon request

Costs

Level 1
Charges are based on the number of staff working at each centre at a fixed rate of £48.00

Level 2
Includes all Level 1 services plus additional training, consultancy and mediation tailored to suit your needs

  • Half day workshops on model procedures: £40 per delegate
  • Mediation: charged at a daily rate of £500
  • Bespoke training on HR Issues: charged at £100 per hour or £300 for a half day
  • Consultancy charged at an hourly rate of £70 or £350 for a full day
  • Compilation of centre specific data e.g. TUPE transfers (where the centre also buy into payroll): £50 per employee
  • Settlement Agreements: payment of the legal fees
  • Fees for legal support in preparation for and at Employment Tribunals will be provided upon request

Contact

Stephanie Mills
HR Manager - Social & Care
020 8921 8259
Stephanie.Mills@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Penny Gifford
Head of HR
020 8921 6237
penny.gifford@royalgreenwich.gov.uk