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Human Resources Business Partner - Full-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-72-S
  • Posted:09/08/2022
  • Pay:Swale Academies Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:October 2022
  • App Close Date:30/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:7th September 2022


Salary £41,701 - £47,993 SAT 11


Full time

37 hours a week

Part time considered

We have an exciting new opportunity for a HR Business Partner to join our central services team based in Sittingbourne.

  • Are you an experienced HR professional?
  • Do you want to be part of a growing team of professionals supporting our family of schools &
  • Do you have the passion & drive to ‘make a difference’?

Our HR Team is going through a period of significant transformation to ensure outstanding service delivery is at the core of everything we do. We are committed to providing a positive HR experience to all of our schools & employees. 

The main purpose of the role is to provide high quality, professional HR advice, guidance & support to schools & the central services team.

The successful candidate will need:

  • Minimum of Level 5 CIPD qualification or equivalent relevant practical experience;
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation with an up-to-date understanding of relevant case law;
  • Proven experience of providing advisory support within an education setting;
  • Proven experience of supervising, leading & motivating staff;
  • Ability to travel to our schools in Kent and Bromley;

Swale Academies Trust is a successful Multi-Academy Trust in school improvement, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category & turning them into good or outstanding schools. Our ambition is driven by enabling schools & children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent & highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma & a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values & provide the highest quality challenge & support.

Join us to benefit from:

  • Being part of a highly successful trust;
  • Being part of a caring and supportive Central Services & HR team;
  • Supportive leadership team;
  • Continuous Professional Development;
  • Early finish on a Friday;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive;
  • Generous Holiday entitlement of 27 days plus bank holidays & a concessionary day at Christmas;
  • Christmas closure (3 days holiday entitlement is used for this);
  • Additional holiday entitlement for 5 years + service.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this vacancy. If you would like to know more about the Trust & its schools please visit our website: swale.at

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Sirena Ashman, Head of HR for further details,  sirena.ashman@swale.at or 01795 426091 (option 2).

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people & expects all staff & volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA & will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the trust

Since its creation in September 2010 Swale Academies Trust has become a strong and successful school improvement service, specialising in taking schools in Ofsted category and turning them into good schools. A glance at the most recent Ofsted reports for Westlands Primary School, Meopham School, The North School, Regis Manor School and The Sittingbourne School, will all point to the effectiveness of the Trust in bringing about change and providing and enabling excellent leadership. First and foremost Swale Academies Trust is about the provision and development of high quality leadership and management.

We don’t seek to develop clone schools that deliver education in a regimented manner. Rather, we value the development in our schools of a spirit of enquiry and action research that provides the best possible education that is right for pupils in a local setting. We do however collectively value and strive for all pupils to produce beautiful work which showcases their development over time of which they, their teachers and support staff and parents can be really proud. We are proud of our schools and we strive for a sense of shared pride in the achievements of all of our students.

Our ambition is driven by enabling schools and children to succeed. We have a wide range of excellent and highly accomplished senior leaders who lead with a sense of purpose, charisma and a set of shared values. The Trust is fortunate to be overseen by a Board of Directors who share leaders’ values and who provide the highest quality challenge and support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Team
  • Address:Swale Academies Trust,
    Ashdown House,
    Johnson Road,
    ME10 1JS
  • Telephone: 01795 426091
  • Email: recruitment@swale.at



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.