Hello, thank you for reading.
I am 3 weeks into my first HR Advisor role after having completed my Level 5 last Oct. I am working within a SEND school/children's home environment, and have started my new role with no HR Manager as this post is vacant. I have hit the ground running, not sure which way is up at present, but I love it! It's what I've wanted to do for years. Almost immediately the pandemic started and within 5 days I was working from home. I am currently trying to cover the HR Advisor and HR Manager role as best I can.
I have been approached by the Principal, asking me if I'd like to consider taking the HR Manager role. They said they have been very impressed by the level of research I have done in response to various queries and that I'm a very good cultural fit. They are very aware that I lack experience but would like to offer me any support and training that I think will be relevant to help me grow into the role. I appreciate this is an amazing opportunity and I really want to take it, but I am very anxious about making mistakes and am very aware of my lack of knowledge in certain areas.
Is there anyone with HR experience in the SEND/children's Home environment who would consider mentoring me if I decide to accept the HR Manager role? And really, should I accept or not?
I am based just on the Hampshire/Dorset/Wiltshire border.
I look forward to hearing your comments, suggestions and ideas. Thank you.