HR Manager, Wembley/London

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Preston Manor SchoolWembley/London

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary – Scale PO4, spinal point 44 - 47 (£41,025 – £43,815 inclusive of Outer London Weighting) Pay Award Pending
Contract term: Permanent


36 hours per week – Permanent 

Term Time contract negotiable

Working at Preston Manor means that you benefit from working in a school with an 80 year old reputation for success, whilst also enjoying the excitement and innovation of being part of a relatively new all-through school. We are a large learning community with students from ages 4 – 19 years old and our curriculum expands across six key stages. 

Joining us means you are joining an esteemed, outward facing establishment which is currently breaking new ground into its exciting future. We are oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour, excellence in teaching and learning, an inclusive and welcoming community. We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff-retention rates.

Preston Manor School is looking to recruit an experienced HR Manager (CIPD qualified) to manage and develop the school's HR services. Applicants should have extensive broad-based HR Manager experience with knowledge of HR legislation needed to support HR policies and processes. 

The HR Manager is a key member of the Support Services Management Team; shaping the strategic direction of school administrative services.

The HR Manager must be a driver and advocate for change through robust HR advice and employee engagement. You will develop and deliver business interventions, contribute to project delivery and provide coaching to optimise organisational performance.

The successful candidate will have in-depth working knowledge of:-

§ Teaching and non-teaching conditions of employment and service

§ Managing attendance, capability, grievance and disciplinary casework

§ Developing HR strategy

§ HR Data analysis and reporting 

§ Job evaluations and Restructures

§ Continuous Professional Development

§ Working as a trusted advisor to members of the Senior Leadership Team

Excellent organisational skills and a flexible working attitude are essential for the role. You will be confident in your approach and an independent thinker with an awareness of when you need to adapt your approach. Ability to multi-task and prioritise work where a high degree of diplomacy, confidentiality and tact is essential as is an understanding of the importance of safeguarding within school environment. 

Evidence of problem solving, successfully managing change initiatives, a high level of numeracy and attention to detail is required. Line Management and pension scheme experience are desirable. Applicants with a background working within an educational setting (preferably a Secondary Academy) will also receive favourable consideration.

The post has line management responsibility for two members of staff, reporting to the Finance & Business Manager and requires a high degree of professionalism.

For the right person, the school is offering a competitive salary, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, excellent opportunities for professional development and working in an inclusive and progressive environment.

We offer:

• A supportive and nurturing work environment

• A commitment to staff development in terms of managing performance and carrying out staff appraisals.

• the unique experience of working in an all-through school

The school is situated within sight of the iconic Wembley Stadium, and provides access to all that Wembley has to offer. The school benefits from fantastic links both through public transport and by car. It is a short 10 minute walk from Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations and a 10 minute bus journey from North Wembley Station. The Metropolitan, Jubilee and Bakerloo lines as well as the London Overground/Network rail are within easy reach of the school. Central London locations can easily be reached within 20 minutes from the school. The school is also accessible to major motorways (M25, M1, M40 and A40 etc.). 

Student quotes:

"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’ 

‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.

Closing Date:  Noon Thursday 19 April 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 03 May 2018

The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.

Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.

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More about Preston Manor School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 385 4040
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Preston Manor School is a mixed, non-denominational, all-through state school with academy status, based in Wembley, north-west London, for children aged 4-18. It is a member of the family of Co-operative Trust Schools. It is a large school with appr...