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Established in 2014, we are a growing Trust comprising of eight schools (nine in November 2022), including Special, AP & Outreach and Mainstream Primary. We aim to provide outstanding education and training for young people, from EYFS to post-16, across the London and South East region.
Our community-based approach has contributed to our thorough understanding of the local context. We have established strong connections within the community, from stakeholders to the local authority, to ensure children have access to high quality, specialist and mainstream provision. The Trust is also part of a wider Education Group which includes a large Further and Higher Education College operating across seven campuses, which employs 1,300 people and supports 12,000 learners with a turnover of £80M.
We have much to be proud of but our ambitions for the future mean there is much more to do.
Which is where you come in.
Our new Senior HR Business Partner (Schools) will play a pivotal role in the future direction of our Trust. In this highly influential role, you will have the opportunity to carve out impactful practices in a fast-paced and growing environment. Reporting directly into the Director of HR and working in close collaboration with school leaders, your focus will be both operational and strategic: ensuring systems and processes are consistent and of the highest quality, as well as shaping our people agenda across our schools.
To be successful, you’ll need experience of dynamic human resources leadership, and operational HR practices, a strong understanding of HR legislation, coupled with a proven ability to operate with creativity, diplomacy and intelligence. Naturally, you’ll bring a proven track record of working successfully with a range of stakeholders and a flair for building strong relationships.
We are united in our commitment to build sustainable excellence in each and every school and have a clear plan about how this will be achieved. Whether you’re currently working in education or passionate about moving into the sector, what’s most important is you bring strong HR Generalist and technical knowledge, a strong customer service outlook and a proven ability to manage a diverse workload.
In return, we can offer you unparalleled support within an ambitious and growing organisation. You will have the opportunity to work with a supportive central team, all working together to build sustainable excellence in our schools.
We are offering a highly competitive (and negotiable) salary. We strongly welcome applications from candidates from a range of backgrounds. We will consider all types of flexible working: full-time, part-time, job-share.
The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 43 days (excluding bank holidays) plus Local Government Pension Scheme. Staff also have access to employee assistance programme, free onsite parking, salary sacrifice cycle to work/ bike loan scheme, lease car scheme and annual season ticket loan.
Close date for applications: Thursday 22nd September, 10am
As the Trust supports a number of children and vulnerable adults, all staff are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Accordingly, all staff will be subject to an 'Enhanced' DBS (formerly CRB) check, along with a Children's Barred List check if in regulated activity. Any offers of appointment may be withdrawn if these checks prove to be unsatisfactory to the Trust. Self-disclosure will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you fail to make a full disclosure or provide sight of your DBS certificate, then your offer of employment is likely to be withdrawn. The Trust's DBS policy covers the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available upon request.