Head of Human Resources Operations

London, South Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire
Circa £50,000 per annum
11 Feb 2019
01 Mar 2019
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

Required for April 2019 – or sooner where possible


With 27 academies across South Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire, Astrea Academy Trust continues to grow and inspire beyond measure. 

Our Trust is at an exciting period of growth and development. To support our ambitions we are seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of Human Resources Operations to provide operational leadership of Astrea’s central HR support services for the Trust’s academies. 

This key role has the autonomy to lead a number of core HR functions at an operational level, ensuring Astrea provides effective support to its academies in general HR advice, Recruitment, Payroll and Pension, and the pioneering Supernova supply programme. Driving excellence in these operational areas through effective leadership of the functions’ team members is an essential for this role.

The Head of HR Operations will be the first point of contact on high level HR matters for a number of key external stakeholders including Trade Unions, Local Authorities, Legal providers, and our Payroll agency.  This will be the key advisory role to Astrea Executive Directors, in particular the newly-created role of Executive Director of People and Talent, and the Trustee Board on HR operational matters. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an Honours graduate
  • Have a professional qualification (CIPD)
  • Have previous experience of working at a senior level in a relevant area – e.g. within education or other relevant public sector or business sector
  • Be able to provide evidence of successfully leading and managing change
  • Be able to demonstrate evidence of TUPE experience
  • Have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills


Astrea is passionate about cultivating our own talented workforce. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff. The investment we place in our employees is one of the many reasons why we have some of the highest job satisfaction rates across the education sector.

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the criteria in the accompanying recruitment pack. To apply for this key role, please complete an Astrea application form and email it to: recruitment@astreaacademytrust.org by the closing date below. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our team. Join us and together we can inspire beyond measure.

Closing date: Friday 1st March 2019 at 12 noon

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

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