Meet the HR
& Payroll team

Our CIPD and MMPA qualified experts

School Business Services (SBS) continues to expand to cater for the changing needs of schools and our HR & Payroll Service maintains our customer care ethos.

Supported by the SBS Directors, and with over 25 years of combined experience supporting schools, our team delivers a unique and personalised service.

The passionate team consists of HR Consultants, HR Advisors, HR Assistants and HR Administrators.

Lead HR Consultants

Jo Blair
 Jo Blair - HR Consultant

Jo has over 20 years HR experience, 13 years in the education sector and is a Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

She has worked with all phases of education and more recently has also started to expand into working with private sector businesses. Enhancing the SBS team by offering her skills and experience as an HR Lead Consultant, Jo prides herself on providing pragmatic, personalised and professional support in a way that will suit the needs of schools.

To discuss your HR requirements please email us via or call 0345 222 1551 Option 6.


“Jo Blair has supported our school as an HR Consultant for a number of years. Her advice has been consistently timely, thorough and effective and has been instrumental in the effective running of our school. Whether it is general Union matters or specific guidance on grievances or dismissal issues, Jo Blair’s advice has always been of the highest quality and is relied upon unquestionably.”

Rob Munro – St Michaels Primary School

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