Our school services

HR advice and consultancy

A comprehensive HR Consultancy service delivered by qualified HR specialists with a proven track record in effective handling of complex HR issues.

We can help your organisation to grow by providing:

  • the right HR solutions to drive improvements in your school or academy
  • support for your school or academy when you need expertise such as managing redundancies or disciplinary processes
  • a review of your employee contracts, policies and procedures, highlighting any areas that need improving and drafting amendments.  

HR administration

An efficient HR administration service designed to ease the burden of ongoing HR admin paperwork throughout all stages of the employee lifecycle, including:

  • the issuing of employee contracts and variation letters
  • processing maternity applications
  • recruitment checklists

We also provide a telephone advice helpline to help you with HR admin issues.


An efficient and responsive payroll service delivered by payroll specialists who deliver an accurate and reliable service with monthly Bacs payments to your employees.

Bespoke HR Service

Support for dispute resolution, restructures, reorganisations, organisational development and advice on enhancing the school’s employee value proposition.

These services are tailored to your school and can be used on an ad hoc basis.


All training is based on practical skills and introduces HR policies and procedures to improve HR knowledge in your school and aid development. 

Our schedule includes our series of Breakfast Briefings where we tackle common topics affecting your organisation. 

There is also a programme of training for senior leaders and an Expert in Personnel Practice series for Business Managers and HR professionals. 

All training is held at local venues with modern facilities and has competitive course fees.

School Recruitment Advertising Service

Advertising teaching and support staff jobs are advertised on Jobsgopublic, Medway teaching jobs on Facebook and the Medway Schools Vacancies Bulletin.

Your organisation can buy an annual service level agreement or use the service to place adverts on an ad hoc basis.

HR policies annual subscription

We have launched a new service level agreement (SLA) for schools that have not bought the Medway HR schools advice and consultancy service.

The April 2020 to March 2021 annual subscription of Medway HR policies will give schools access to all HR policies and updates during the year. We have consulted with all trade unions for over 25 policies. This means you will not have to.

You can buy the SLA on Medway Services Education website.

For more information email schoolshrteam@medway.gov.uk.