Head of HR (Maternity Cover) – 1-year post, Caterham, Surrey

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Woldingham SchoolCaterham, Surrey

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Start date: Required from late August/September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term

Full time, 37.5 hours per week, 09:00 – 17:00, 52 weeks per year

We are looking for a CIPD qualified and experienced HR professional to cover a period of maternity leave taking responsibility for leading the department and managing all aspects of the employee lifecycle. The department consists of a team of 2 highly committed HR professionals who work with a focus on making Woldingham School a great place to work. 

Your proven HR experience and ability to build strong relationships will allow you to work closely with the School Leadership Team and managers on all HR activities including recruitment and selection, performance management, reward and learning and development.   

With exceptional people skills and a positive attitude, you will need to quickly immerse yourself into the academic year; your strong organisational skills means you can calmly juggle a busy and varied workload. This is a great opportunity to further embed HR at the school and make a difference to the provision of education for young people.

Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement is Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Salary: Competitive. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments. 

Please visit our website by clicking on the Apply button below to download an application form. Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk no later than 9am on 4 June 2018. Interviews will be held on 11 June 2018.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate. 

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marden Park, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7YA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1883 349431
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Woldingham School is a school with history, a legacy of Sacred Heart principles and values. These values refer to educating girls considering: respect for oneself and others, social awareness, a sense of community, and self-realisation, through the C...