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HR Manager - Full-time

Skills for Life Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F22-156-S
  • Posted:06/05/2022
  • Pay:NJC Grade PO2 (points 32-42) £36,371 - £46,662
  • Start Date:July/August 2022
  • App Close Date:22/05/2022 at 20:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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HR Manager 

NJC Grade PO2 (points 32-42) £36,371 - £46,662 per annum 

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year 

Location: Walderslade Girls’ School, Chatham 

Hybrid working available for this role and travel to our Trust schools will be required occasionally

 

Are you an experienced HR professional looking for a new challenge? 

We require an exceptional HR professional to join the Skills for Life Trust as HR Manager, who can help us on our journey of HR excellence, and help the organisation become an employer of choice. 

The ideal candidate needs to be flexible in their approach as this role is a mixture of hands on operational HR and also strategic HR reporting to the CEO. 

You will have extensive experience of working as a HR professional, have a solid understanding of employment law, be CIPD qualified, and have the skills to build strong working relationships with Headteachers and leaders throughout the organisation, to guide the Trust in building a strong, high performing and motivated workforce. 

Candidates should have experience of dealing with all areas of HR such as attending Senior Leadership meetings, pay committee meetings, engaging with the unions, proposing and managing the HR budget, reviewing policies and procedures, providing advice, guidance and dealing with recruitment and selection, on-boarding, absence management and wellbeing initiatives, discipline and grievance, performance management, staff engagement and payroll activities. 

We need a strong leader who can lead and motivate the HR team to reach their full potential, develop systems and processes, and ensure HR is a fundamental part of the organisation. 

Strong ICT skills are a must for this position, to assist and lead the team in our current journey of implementing a new HR system. 

Being the most senior role within our HR team, it is exciting and influential and is supported by key people in the organisation.  

Candidates who have experience within the education sector, and have knowledge of Teachers terms and conditions and Ofsted processes, will have an advantage for this role, although we welcome applicants who have transferable skills. 

The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted, encouraged and led by our CEO, Mr Andy Reese. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions. 

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please email hr@sflt.org.uk who canarrange this for you. 

The Skills for Life Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check) and the receipt of two satisfactory references. 

Closing Date: 22 May 2022 

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. 

Information about the trust

The Skills for Life Trust, is an established Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which comprises of two secondary academies and three primary academies: Greenacre Academy, Walderslade Girls’ School, Warren Wood Primary Academy, Hilltop Primary Academy and Chantry Community Academy.

The Trust vision is for Skills for Life to pervade the curriculum and extra-curricular activity. In addition to the normal school diet, the Trust aims to prepare our students for the adults that they are to become, through teaching life skills and exposing them to a whole range of potential careers and mentors from the business world, both locally and regionally. The Skills for Life vision also permeates through staff practices, where we are mindful of staff well-being and workload. We are a trust who cares for their staff and this is reflected in our low staff turnover and positive staff surveys.

The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted, encouraged and led by our CEO, Mr Andy Reese. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Manager
  • Address:157 Walderslade Road,
    Chatham,
    Kent,
    ME5 0LP
  • Telephone: 01634 861596
  • Email: hr@sflt.org.uk

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).