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HR Manager

Schoolsworks Academy Trust
West Sussex
NJC Grade 9-11, £34,834—£44,428p.a.
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

Ref 200175
Required from:    As soon as possible  and by September 2024
Contract:            Permanent, Full time
Hours:                37 hours per week, all year round
Salary:               Grade 9-11, £34,834—£44,428p.a.
                           Dependent on qualifications and experience

We are seeking to appoint an additional HR Manager to join our friendly, supportive and forward-thinking Academy Trust.   Schoolsworks’ is a multi-academy trust, currently working with nine primary schools (soon to be ten primary schools) in West Sussex.  Our Academy Trust offices are located at Littlehampton and are attached to River Beach Primary School.

We are looking for an HR professional with excellent people management and interpersonal skills who is able to interact with staff at all levels. You will have a  flexible ‘hands on’ approach to the role and be able to apply yourself to a full range of HR matters within the HR team.  Part of the HR service includes visits to schools for employee related meetings with senior Leaders and to hold HR surgeries, promoting staff benefits and signposting employees on matters such as pay and pensions. 

As an  HR Manager, you will work alongside our existing HR Manager overseeing the HR service delivery to a group of schools, providing day to day support and advice to Headteachers and senior leaders on HR policy, legislation, compliance and employee relations supported by an external HR legal professional service.  You will also share the management of the payroll function through a third party provider.

The ideal candidate will hold a CIPD level 5 or 7 qualification. To ensure the Trust has capacity to continue to deliver a high quality and effective HR service to our schools as we grow, we are committed to training the right candidate and therefore you should be willing to work towards a level 5 / 7 CIPD qualification. 

How to apply for this role:
Your letter of application (Skills and Competencies) should be no more than 2 sides of A4 paper and you should refer to the criteria in the person specification and job description when completing your letter and application form.  CV’s alone will not be accepted.  An application pack can be downloaded from   

Applications should be forwarded to
Visits to the Academy Trust are welcome.  Please contact Mrs Lynn Wood, HR Manager to arrange a visit on 01903 278205  or  email

Schoolsworks Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and there is an expectation of all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a successful Disclosure & Barring check and satisfactory references.

Closing Date:  noon, Wednesday 12th June 2024
Shortlisting: Thursday 13th June 2024
Interview Dates:  Friday 21st June 2024


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