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Director of People

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust
One of the CMATs
Between £90,595 and £102,570
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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

Following the retirement of our highly successful HR Director, we are seeking to appoint a Director of People. The Director of People will lead on the development and implementation of a diocesan wide, sector leading People Strategy and drive the provision of a forward-thinking, responsive and progressive HR service whilst ensuring that all CMATs are compliant with policies, procedures and best practice.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone looking for the next step in their HR career. The successful applicant will need to be CIPD qualified at Level 7 (or equivalent experience at senior HR level) together with the ability to demonstrate creative and strategically strong HR leadership skills and competence, alongside proven senior leadership experience of delivering positive change, building motivated teams and contributing at executive board level.

From the Director of Education 

On behalf of Bishop Patrick McKinney and the Members of our diocesan Catholic Multi-Academy Trusts, I would like to welcome you to the Diocese of Nottingham!

I am so pleased that you are interested in finding out more about this really exciting role working with our diocesan CMATs and the Nottingham Roman Catholic Diocesan Education Service (NRCDES).

The Diocese of Nottingham covers most of the East Midlands and has a strong tradition of providing an excellent Catholic education to around 29,000 children and young people in 84 maintained schools (69 primary and 15 secondary). We employ around 4,000 staff within our three Catholic Multi-Academy Trusts.

Our Lady of Lourdes, covering Nottingham city, Nottinghamshire and all of Lincolnshire.

St Ralph Sherwin, covering Derby city, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Stockport.

St Thomas Aquinas, covering Leicester city, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Catholic Church teaches that we are all created in the image and likeness of a loving God. This means that all human beings – without exception – have great personal dignity. Catholic education is committed to the formation of the whole person – so their moral, physical, spiritual and emotional development is just as important as their academic development. Catholic schools are not just for Catholics, we welcome pupils and staff from all faiths and none. In our schools, each person is called to enter into a relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ through prayer, liturgy and the celebration of Mass.

Whilst being a Catholic is not a requirement for this post, the successful applicant must be willing to both support the Catholic life and mission of our CMATs and schools and also uphold our Catholic values in all aspects of their work.

Core Purpose

To lead and communicate the diocesan people strategy and to work with CEOs to ensure that the diocesan people strategy is reflected in CMAT strategic plans and people strategies ensuring sustainability of the centralised HR service to support the aspirations for all Catholic academies to become outstanding.

To serve on the executive leadership teams, supporting the integration of the wider people strategy into individual CMAT strategic plans and providing an effective and efficient workforce to meet the CMATs’ goals.

To lead on the provision of a forward thinking, responsive and professional HR service; ensuring all the CMATs and academies remain compliant with employment law, aspects of health and safety, national/regional/local conditions of service, policies/procedures, Bishops’ Memoranda and best practice.

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