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Head of Human Resources

Evolution Academy Trust
Norwich, including some remote/hybrid working
N47 £62,526 to N51 £69,768
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Specialist Area
General HR Function
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

Job Details

Your role

Leading HR across Evolution Academy Trust, ensuring our mission, values and strategic planning are aligned and supported through the work with our people.

Your responsibilities

Working with the CEO to establish and develop the HR and people strategic planning for the next three years. Lead, implement and evaluate a range of HR transactions, processes, policies and procedures. To provide professional, high quality and accurate HR advice and support on a wide range of matters. Oversee and evaluate HR admin/transactional processes and to lead on professional training (HR related) and well-being.

The duties and responsibilities listed are indicative of the tasks the Head of Human Resources at Evolution Academy Trust will perform and are not intended to be an exhaustive list. Please refer to recruitment pack for further details.

You will need:

  • Level 5 HR (CIPD) qualification
  • Significant commercial awareness and experience in HR roles in schools, Trusts or business environments.
  • Experience at HR adviser level or above.
  • Experience of contributing to organisational strategy and priorities.
  • Ability to work at pace with complex, conflicting and demanding tasks and in a confidential manner.

Please refer to recruitment pack for full person specification

About us and what we will offer you:

This is an exciting time to join our Trust. We have a fantastic central team, great leaders and hard-working staff in our 12 schools. Most of our schools are graded as ‘Good’ or higher from Ofsted and we are now seeking to expand our team to enable further improvements and growth.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional Head of HR who can help move us forward even further, both strategically and operationally. We seek to appoint someone ambitious who is eager to lead key aspects of our people strategy, well-being and other HR functions.

We can offer you a supportive, dedicated, and aspirational environment, some hybrid working and a strong focus on supporting all staff across the central team and 12 school sites.

For more information:

To arrange an informal conversation, please contact Craig Avieson, CEO,

How to apply:

Completed application form to be returned to
Closing date: 9am on 4th June
Interview date: TBC


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