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Group Head of Human Resources

The Education Training Collective
Stockton-on-Tees, Durham
E35 £51,381 (Fixed)
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Full Time
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Specialist Area
General HR Function
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Non CIPD member

Job Details


Group Head of Human Resources Opportunity


Job Ref   REQ0001056

Salary Range  E35 £51,381 (Fixed)

Hours 37 hours per week (full time with flexible working/hybrid opportunity)

Location Stockton Riverside College or Redcar and Cleveland College

As the Group Head of Human Resources, reporting to Kay Taylor our Group Director of Human Resources and People Development you will play a pivotal part in shaping the organisational culture, driving employee engagement and ensuring we remain a great place to work (89% of staff agreed in our recent staff survey). You will lead a team of dedicated HR professionals in developing and implementing the HR improvement plan underpinning our exciting new People Strategy.

This is a unique opportunity to influence and to shape the direction of the HR service to our curriculum and support colleagues.  You will be joining a friendly and hardworking team with a passion for the part they play in our student's educational journey with us.

The ideal candidate will be a self – motivated, experienced leader, with high levels of confidence in the provision of human resources advice and guidance to Heads of Department.  The successful candidate should have a passion for continuous improvement and the ability to drive this forward across a diverse team.

A minimum of 5 years' experience is essential and ideally with CIPD level 7 Diploma in Human Resources.


  • The role is Monday to Friday with the option for hybrid working (part on site and part working from home) Location of the main HR office is at Stockton Riverside College, however we also have an office at Redcar and Cleveland College and either could be used as a base. Flexible lunch breaks Rather not work the normal 9 – 5 ? If you have a working pattern that you would prefer, please discuss this with us and we might be able to support.

If you believe you have the necessary skills, commitment and determination to succeed and would relish the opportunity to work with us, then we would LOVE to hear from you.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight 22nd February 2024

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28th February 2024

Application Process

To officially and formally apply please click the "Apply On Website" button.

For an informal conversation please contact: Liz Elwell, Group Head of Human Resources by email to arrange an appointment.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview.  Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure by the DBS.

If you are unsure whether you need to disclose criminal information, you should seek legal advice or you may wish to contact Nacro or Unlock for impartial advice. There is more information on filtering and protected offences on the Ministry of Justice website. Nacro -  or email or phone 0300 123 1999  Unlock –   phone 01634 247350  text 07824 113848.

We are committed to being an inclusive and welcoming place to work,  promoting equality of opportunity and access for all, irrespective of age, background, race, gender, religion, ability, disability or sexuality. We encourage applications from diverse candidates and make recruitment decisions based on skill and experience. We are a disability-confident committed employer.

Safeguarding is also priority for the group and we have key policies and systems which help to make the group a safe place for learners and staff. The purpose of these policies is to provide clear guidance regarding Safeguarding responsibilities throughout the group, including the Prevent Duty. To read more, please visit

*note we do not accept CVs or late applications, no agencies please

All applications must be completed via our website



Who we are?

We are a group of colleges in the Tees Valley; Stockton Riverside College, Redcar and Cleveland College, Bede Sixth Form College, NETA Training and The Skills Academy.  Education Training Collective (Etc.) delivers a full range of courses, training and apprenticeship opportunities, as well as professional and commercial courses.

Our aim is to create greater opportunities for all of our students and communities by equipping people with the skills to help them into employment, raise aspirations and meet the economic demands of the region. ‘ONE Etc. – Fuelling ambition and driving success in a resurgent Teesside and beyond. We are looking for candidates who share this commitment.

Why Join Us?

We are proud that 93% of our staff tell us that Etc. is a Great Place to Work.  At Etc. we reward and support our colleagues in many different ways, including remuneration, training and so much more – we’ve listed a few examples of what you can expect when you join our team:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (34-43 days per annum, depending on role and length of service)
  • Up to 5 days additional leave at Christmas
  • Free on-site parking Pro-Hybrid working employer
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with 15.2%
  • Employer Contribution
  • Enhanced Occupational
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Scheme
  • Career development opportunities for progression
  • Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (free counselling support for staff, available 24/7 365 days per year)
  • Free gym memberships/discounted memberships (dependent on site)
  • Staff Discounts Package- Save on your weekly shop with discounts and savings at a number of retailers including groceries, electronics, clothing, homeware and much more  
  • Discounted Hair and Beauty treatments available
  • Bike2Work Scheme Better Health at Work Scheme has achieved the Continuing Excellence Better Health.

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