Director of Human Resources

Multi Academy Trust with schools across Cambridgeshire & Suffolk
To £65,000 for ideal candidate. Benefits incl car allowance, private health & local govt pension.
29 Mar 2021
27 Apr 2021
Specialist Area
General HR Function
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

Advert Director of HR


Location                            Multi Academy Trust for 21 schools based across Cambridgeshire/Suffolk

Working                            Some flexibility to work on less than full time basis by mutual agreement.  

Salary                                £60-£65,000 full time equivalent salary plus travel allowances and private health insurance benefits


Pension                             Local Government Pension Scheme.


Due to the retirement of the current post holder the Active Learning Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced, resilient and proactive Director of Human Resources for our multi academy Trust of 21 schools across the East of England.

The successful candidate will be a seasoned HR practitioner with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the HR function as it applies in the education sector. As part of the Executive Leadership Team of this well-established Trust, and reporting directly to the CEO, you will be accountable for the design and development of our workforce strategies. As our lead HR professional you will work in close liaison with the Trusts HR service providers for remuneration and personnel casework services whilst monitoring the quality and delivery of their services to ensure schools across the Trust receive timely accurate and thorough HR advice and guidance.

You will have wide-ranging experience of dealing with challenging situation where you have demonstrated sound judgement and policy making skills. You will be an expert HR adviser in education sector provision and experienced in working with the wide range of agencies involved in the delivery of the people management functions including recruitment services, government bodies, local authority partners, legal advisers and trade unions.

Other Benefits

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • Annual car allowance plus travel costs reimbursement
  • Commitment to professional development training and opportunities
  • Payment of professional fees
  • Generous annual leave allowance,
  • Flexible working arrangements including occasional home working


For an informal discussion about this role or the Active Learning Trust please contact

Application forms and job description for this role available online via the Trust website recruitment area or by hard copy from  

Please note in your application any request to work on a less than full time basis. 

Closing date for applications27 April 2021. Interviews likely to take place on or around 4 May 2021.  

The Trust reserves the right to close applications early where a high level of interest is expressed by candidates.

The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer. We particularly welcome applications from people of all races, nationalities and ethnicities. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.