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Head Of Human Resources - Full-time

Swale Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F54-7-S
  • Posted:24/01/2019
  • Pay:Swale Academies Trust Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:Mar 2019
  • App Close Date:15/02/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC




Salary negotiable

Full time, all year round

Start Date: As soon as possible

Are you seeking an exciting and rewarding opportunity for 2019 in an organisation where you can really make your mark?

Do you have the confidence to hit the ground running, together with the drive and determination to achieve something different and see it through to the end?

In this new and unique role, you will use your HR expertise and strong communication skills to deliver professional HR services to Directors, our Executive Team, senior staff and all employees across the Trust. As a strategic leader you will manage a small and friendly team, playing a key role in driving change across our highly successful and forward-thinking Multi-Academy Trust.

As our Head of Human Resources, you will:

  • Be part of a proactive, innovative and responsive HR team to provide pragmatic, creative and education focused HR solutions and recommendations at all levels.
  • Develop and implement strategies and policy including pay, recruitment and all other aspects of HR.
  • Develop and produce HR analytical data, working with senior staff to identify requirements, identifying trends and designing reports to provide support to senior staff in order to influence strategic decision making.

Our successful candidate will have:

  • A formal qualification in HR Management (CIPD) with extensive experience of working at HR Advisor level or above.
  • A solid understanding of UK core employment legislation and complex range of case work including absence management, disciplinary, grievance.
  • Experience of managing and setting the strategic direction of a team in order to meet organisational needs.

Does this sound,  just what you have been looking for? If your answer is ‘Yes’ then come and join the fast-paced and evolving educational landscape that is Swale Academies Trust.

Further information:

This post is based at our central offices in Sittingbourne although travel to our schools in Kent, outer London and East Sussex will be required.

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Mrs J Garraway 01795 426091 janet.garraway@swale.at,

Please note, we cannot accept CVs without an application form.  Applications should detail how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification

Closing Date: 15 February 2019 (midday)

Interviews: TBC

Swale Academies 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 DBS check.

Contact details:

Swale Academies Trust

Ashdown House

Johnson Road



ME10 1JS

Telephone:01795 426091

E Mail: HR@swale.at

Chief Executive Officer:  Mr J Whitcombe MA

Chief Operating Officer:  Mrs J Garraway

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 Sittingbourne Community College, 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: HR@swale.at



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.