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HR Director

Ryde School
Ryde, Isle of Wight
Competitive Salary
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

0.8 - 1.0 FTE

Ryde School seeks to appoint an HR Director to take responsibility for leading and delivering an efficient, effective and people-focused HR service. This is a new opportunity, reporting to the Headmaster and sitting on the School’s senior leadership group, a role that will allow you to drive, design and implement the school’s HR strategy and collaborate with senior leaders to inform and shape both the policy and direction of the school.

Skills & Experience:

  • CIPD qualified Level 7, Chartered Membership to CIPD desirable.
  • Strong record of working within a senior team to implement organisational change, preferably within an education establishment but this is not essential.
  • Proven track record in delivering transformational HR projects.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and implementing people strategies and policies.
  • Experience of managing and developing a team to become high performing.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve employee morale and engagement and skilled in developing people systems and processes.
  • Strong working knowledge of employment law issues and ability to apply these to a variety of situations using a pragmatic and common-sense approach.

Behaviours & Attributes:

  • Embodies the School’s values: Ambition, Responsibility, Courage and Respect.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills at all levels, quick to establish credibility and respect.
  • Professional, approachable, patient and calm at all times.
  • Diplomatic and able to handle confidential matters in a sensitive manner. Acts with discretion and integrity, remaining unbiased and impartial in all matters.
  • High degree of personal drive, self motivated and self aware.

The role requires a commitment to work 4 or 5 days a week but we appreciate that not everyone can make traditional working arrangements fit their lifestyle, so we can support a more flexible working-arrangement, particularly once you are established in the post and with your key stakeholders. 

Application Procedure

Along with a short letter of application, candidates must fully complete a Ryde School Staff Application Form (available on our website including the names, addresses and telephone numbers of referees including the current employer. 

To satisfy the requirements for safer recruitment, we need to ask you for your full employment record. Details of any gaps between jobs or between finishing education and employment must be provided. Postal and electronic applications are both welcome, and to be addressed to: Mrs Tracy Green, HR Manager, Ryde School, Queen’s Road, Ryde PO33 3BE. Email:

Closing date: Midday on Monday 22nd April 2024

Ryde School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Ryde School is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Ryde School does not discriminate on the grounds of race or colour, nationality or national or ethnic origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, age, and disability. Applications are welcome from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Ryde School is an equal opportunities employer.

Ryde School is a Registered Charity No. 307409

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