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Head of HR - Full-time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-168S
  • Posted:09/06/2023
  • Pay:£50,000 – £53,500 per annum (actual salary)
  • Start Date:Monday 4th September 2023
  • App Close Date:26/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Head of HR (2-year Fixed Term Contract)

Hours:             Monday-Friday 08:00 -16.00 (52 weeks per year)

Salary:            £50,000 – £53,500 per annum (actual salary)

Starting:          September 2023

Closing:           9am, Monday 26th June 2023


The successful candidate will lead our small HR Department and support the school’s Senior Management Team in all areas of HR practice including workforce engagement, training and recruitment.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a background of previous experience within HR, strong interpersonal skills and administration with knowledge of MIS systems. Experience within a school environment is desirable but not essential.

West Heath School works towards the end goal of helping students re-integrate into mainstream learning and preparation for adulthood.  All of our learners have EHCP’s and as a school we are proud to promote the development of life skills and social development as equal to academic achievement. 

As well as working in an incredibly rewarding environment our benefits include free lunches and onsite parking. There are excellent opportunities for career development and training from internal and external experts. 

Job Description, personal specification and application form can be found on our website.

To arrange an informal visit please email whs.hr @westheathschool.com


Working at West Heath School involves close and unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups including children and as such is a regulated activity.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post (including an Enhanced DBS check)


Information about the school


Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1SR

“Rebuilding lives through education”

OFSTED outstanding May 2022

West Heath School is an Independent SEN residential school with charity status. We provide a therapeutically informed learning environment for children aged 10-19 who have suffered some form of trauma and are unable to access main stream education. We believe in “rebuilding lives through education”, developing life skills and encouraging students to enjoy social activities .

“A fun place to work where social development is valued as much as education”

“The support you receive from the moment you arrive at West Heath School is excellent…”

“Two days are never the same at West Heath School and this certainly keeps you on your toes!”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Kelly or Chloe Checkley
  • Address:West Heath , Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1SR
  • Telephone: 01732 460 553
  • Email: whs.hr@westheathschool.com


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.