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HR Manager - Full-time

Meadowfield School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7072-542S
  • Posted:21/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 10 (£36,866 - £43,011)
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 1 November 2023


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, creative and forward-thinking Human Resources Manager, to join our friendly and supportive team.  This position will be key in shaping and implementing strategies aligned with Meadowfield School’s ethos and vision. 

The HR Manager will have the opportunity to lead a team, devise and implement a strategy to ensure a culture of staff wellbeing, and the recruitment, retention and development of a highly talented, well-motivated and diverse school staff body. 

The successful candidate will be talented, dynamic and will be expected to provide sound strategic advice to senior leadership and management, have an ability to work with people at all levels and through a consultative approach be responsible for delivery of significant strategic HR initiatives. 

Experience and background

You will bring significant HR experience at a senior level, including experience of developing HR strategy to fit an organisation, people welfare, training and development (including that for senior leaders, management and governors), appraisal, employee relations, recruitment and retention, and legal and regulatory compliance. You will have experience of successfully managing an HR team and the demonstrable ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels clearly and effectively.

The successful candidate will be motivated and be capable of working independently and as a member of numerous teams with great attention to detail. You will be expected to display an unwavering commitment to and understanding of the safety and welfare of children.

Meadowfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please apply online for this vacancy via www.kent-teach.com, by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top or the bottom of the page. C.V.s will not be considered.  Please visit our website, where you can find video tours. For more information, or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact our HR Team via email at hr@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk or phone 01795 477788 (option 5).

Due to the conditions and complex needs of the pupils at Meadowfield School, continuity and consistency of support is paramount and therefore candidates for all positions will need to commit to the full working hours of the post. 

Due to the potential for conflicts of interest, family members of current pupils will not be interviewed for this post.

Information about the school

Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. We encourage you to visit our school website to learn about us including information about our policies, values, curriculum and more.

We serve 400 pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of: • Honey Bees, our Observation and Assessment Nursery Early Years • Engage Department, for pupils with complex physical, medical and sensory needs • Explore Department, for pupils who benefit from a more individual-led curriculum • Enquire Department, for pupils who benefit from a more academic curriculum • Sixth Form • Satellite provision at Sunny Bank Primary School

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is home to our highly regarded Specialist Teaching and Learning Service (STLS) who successfully support 58 schools and 73 early years settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs. In addition, STLS offer a rich programme of training to mainstream colleagues and to parents.

We are a founding member of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KSENT), a collaborative group of special schools in Kent who work together to promote best SEND practice throughout the county.

We have approximately 270 members of staff including Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department, Wellbeing Team, Finance and Business Services as well as our Leadership and Management Team. Should you wish to learn more about Meadowfield, we warmly invite you to contact us to arrange a visit.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 477771


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