Required from April 2022

Full-time (40 hours per week)

St Mary’s School, Cambridge is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3 to 18.

Situated in the heart of the academically and culturally vibrant city of Cambridge, we are a school where any girl can thrive and achieve academic excellence. A Christian school run in the Catholic tradition and founded on the principles of Mary Ward, we have a unique approach to education and an atmosphere which fosters a love of life and learning.

We are seeking a Director of People, who holds a CIPD Level 7 qualification or Fellow, to join St Mary’s School in April 2022. The Director of People will work closely with the Head, Bursar and Assistant Bursar, as well as the wider Leadership Team, to provide strategic leadership of the HR Department, forging strong relationships across both teaching and support staff to create an integrated culture that drives performance, promotes staff welfare, maximises efficiencies, celebrates success and champions diversity.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with an understanding of UK employment law and recognition of best practice, and a diplomatic and persuasive communicator with a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion to deliver substantive improvements.

Hours of work are normally 40 hours per week, all year round, with out of hours working expected as necessary.

Further information can be found on our website via the apply button. 

Closing date: 9:00am on Monday, 21st February 2022.

First interviews: Tuesday, 1st March 2022.

Final interviews: Tuesday, 8th March 2022.

We will review applications on receipt. Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date, and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. 

The School is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Registered Charity No. 290180

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