Human Resources (HR) Manager
Esteem Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) currently comprises of six special and two alternative provision (pupil referral unit) academies throughout Derbyshire and east Staffordshire. The MAT is responsible for the education and welfare of approximately 900 students and employs around 500 staff.
The HR Manager position is a newly created role, which presents a fantastic opportunity for somebody that shares our values and beliefs to join our team at a very exciting time.
This key role, within our central team, will have a full operational remit and will be responsible for providing sound, practical advice to our senior leaders across the organisation. As we develop our central services, the post holder will be responsible for identifying and implementing improvements to HR and payroll policies and practices, ensuring these are fit for purpose and support school improvement.
Working to and alongside the Chief Operating Officer, you will hold responsibility for leading and managing all aspects of HR and payroll, whether in-house or via external providers.
As an experienced HR professional, with CIPD membership, the successful candidate will understand the central function of HR, be a strong generalist, and have the ability to develop strategic plans and approaches to HR across the MAT. Experience of working in education is essential, as is understanding and experience of working with trade unions and up to date knowledge of current HR practice and employment law.
The ideal candidate will be able to perform successfully at an operational and strategic level, taking a risk-based, problem-solving approach and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. This will be a challenging and changing environment so flexibility, resilience and the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels are pre-requisites.
Further information about the MAT including the role and how to apply can be found in the Candidate Information Pack attached to this advert. Please only use the application/monitoring forms enclosed within the Pack; CVs will not be accepted. Please submit your forms with a covering letter directly to Esteem Multi-Academy Trust to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12.00 Noon the closing date.
Provisional Interview Date: 18 March 2019
Closing Date: 01 March 2019