Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

BCAT HR Manager - All Year Round Contract - Full-time

Barton Court Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F85-7-S
  • Posted:06/06/2023
  • Pay:BCAT 11-12 (£43,216-£57,712)
  • Start Date:September or sooner
  • App Close Date:20/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) is a multi-academy Trust which was established in 2017.

It currently consists of three secondary schools: Barton Court Grammar School, an 11-18 years, mixed selective school in the heart of Canterbury, rated “Good” with many outstanding features by Ofsted in February 2020, and The Charles Dickens School, an 11-16 years mixed non-selective school in Broadstairs, which came out of special measures and is rated “Requires Improvement” by Ofsted in June 2019 and is a rapidly improving school. Barton Manor Free School, is an 11–18 years non-selective mixed school in the heart of Canterbury which opened to Year 7 in September 2022.

The Post

As a highly respected and successful Trust we are seeking to appoint a BCAT HR Manager to lead, manage and develop a proactive, high quality and effective HR service for our schools.

This role offers an experienced HR professional, the opportunity to provide and manage a comprehensive to promote best practice across the Trust.

This is an exciting and truly hands-on HR position so we are looking for someone who is highly motivated, CIPD qualified (Level 5 or higher) and possesses a strong awareness of operational HR issues, with at least 5 years’ experience within an educational setting.

The successful candidate will be highly skilled and comfortable with all aspects of generalist HR, including employee relations and compliance, be confident in employment law and have the ability to embed a strong performance management culture. You will be able to demonstrate strong management and influencing skills and be confident in the calibre of the advice you give. You will be a proactive, creative individual that is results-driven and who is confident in your ability to build trust and respect with colleagues.

The role will require some travel within the Trust area which includes 2 schools in Canterbury and one in Thanet.

Salary: BCAT 11 (CIPD Level 5 Qualified) - £43,216 - £49,323
BCAT 12 (CIPD Level 7 Qualified) - £49,522 - £57,712
Closing date: Tuesday 20 June 2023 @ 9am
Start Date: 2023 or sooner


We reserve the right to close this vacancyearly and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitably qualified applications. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview stage.

Our safeguarding practices prevent us from accepting CV’s.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.
Barton Court Academy Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part-time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

A commitment to staff welfare and promoting BCAT core values is at the heart of this role.

Information about the federation

BCAT Mission Statement

BCAT provides aspirational educational opportunities in all its academies to improve the life chances of its children and young people; delivered through strong partnerships between staff, students and parents that share our core values of excellence and equity.

Barton Court Academy Trust consists of 3 secondary schools • Barton Court Grammar School (The Lead School) • The Charles Dickens School (joined on 1 March 2017) • BCAT Free School, Barton Manor School, opened in September 2022

BCAT VALUES Achievement Challenge High Aspiration Independent thinkers Equality Valued Excellence

We place the child first in all that we do and to all that we aspire. We are uncompromising in our desire to sustain improvement, deliver on standards and provide an outstanding educational experience for all. We are forward looking, equipping our young people with the skills, knowledge and aptitude to succeed but also strive to instil traditional values of hard work, resilience and respect for others. Despite the complexity of MAT organisation we remain in agreement with Professor Hargreaves (Self Improving School Systems, National College for School Leadership) who stated “Great classrooms make Great Schools” and Great schools therefore make a Great Trust. We are a school-based Trust that agree with this simple, yet profound statement.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Roberta Light
  • Address:Longport,
    CT1 1PH
  • Telephone: 01227 464600
  • Email: rlight@bartonmanor.org



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.