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HR Manager - Full-time

Meadowfield School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7072-366S
  • Posted:15/09/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 9
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/09/2021 at 08:00
  • Interviews:4th October 2021


As the school has grown we recognise that human resources management is key to ensuring efficient operations of our whole school community in all of its varying facets. Our school has recently undergone further building expansion and our pupil and staffing numbers have also increased accordingly with further increases expected in the coming years. With the ongoing expansion we accept that the dynamic across a large organisation such as ours may shift, therefore strategically planning for a school culture that maintains a sense of identity as well as and developing a cohesive, motivated and valued workforce is key to the success of the important work we do here at Meadowfield.

We are seeking an experienced HR professional to lead the schools Human Resources strategy, working alongside the Leadership Team and our Human Resources Team you will take a lead role in devising our HR strategy and implement an efficient and robust approach to staff recruitment, deployment, development, absence management and performance review.

Now is an exciting time to join our exceptional school. The Governing Body invites applications from suitably experienced and dynamic candidates to work with the Principal, Leadership Group, Senior Management Team, staff and pupils to take the school forward into its next stage of development, leading on all aspects of Human Resources.

The successful candidate will be CIPD qualified and have qualifications to NVQ level 5 as a minimum. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and be a confident individual who can communicate in a positive and professional manner. They will also have excellent management skills and be a self-starter, leading on HR initiatives and projects, and able to use their initiative to devise and complete tasks.

Meadowfield School is committed to the continuing professional development of all staff. We encourage all our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. As such, Meadowfield is committed to performance management, staff training, coaching, mentoring and peer support. All staff are positively encouraged to progress. In return, we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel in all things. All new recruits to our team are further supported by a comprehensive induction programme.

Meadowfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and a health questionnaire. In addition, the school will require references to be taken up. Candidates will be expected to have a minimum of two references one of which must be your current or most recent employer which must be completed fully. 

Please visit www.kent-teach.com to view the application pack and complete an online application form (CVs will not be considered).

Visits to the school are encouraged; to arrange an appointment please contact our HR Officer via email at hr@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk or phone 01795 477788 (option 3).

Due to the potential for conflicts of interest, close 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. To find out more about the School environment and ethos, please take a look at our website, including the Working Here pages, where you can find more information, including school videos.

Our School Values are very important to us. We are extremely proud of our enthusiastic staff, who work hard to ensure that pupils and colleagues are safe and happy, and we look forward to welcoming you!

We serve pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of: - Early Years - which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees and Reception classes, - IMPACTS classes - for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, - Extended IMPACTS classes - for pupils who benefit from a more individual-led curriculum, - Subject Led classes - for pupils who benefit from a more academic curriculum - 6th Form - preparing pupils for their next steps

We currently serve pupils from the ages of three to nineteen, and pupil numbers are set to increase rapidly over the next year and beyond as we add more classes.

If you cannot see any vacancies that you wish to apply for right now, do go to the School Vacancies tab on the school profile page and click 'Register my Interest' to receive emails whenever we post new jobs.

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports over 60 schools and 70 settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs.

Across the school we have approximately 270 members of staff ranging from class based support staff, teachers, the Inclusion Team, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 477771


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.