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Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager

Queen's College Taunton


£35,000 - £40,000 pa (full time equivalent) dependent on qualifications and experience
Job type:
Part Time, Permanent
Apply by:
7 December 2017

Job overview

Part time - two and a half to three days a week depending on the successful candidate

Queen’s College, Taunton is one of the leading independent boarding schools based in the south-west of the country, educating approximately 750 boys and girls from age 0 to 18. There are four boarding houses accommodating over 200 boarders. The school has around 300 permanent staff split approximately 50/50 between academic and support staff. The school is part of the Methodist Independent School Trust (MIST).

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the School as a part time HR Manager to provide a comprehensive HR service to all parts of the School. The successful candidate will need to have the knowledge, confidence and skill to lead, influence and advise staff of all levels on matters of HR and to continue to develop and oversee HR strategy, policy and practice. 

Reporting to the Bursar and working closely with the Head Teachers of both the Senior and Junior School, the post holder will be responsible for advising them on all aspects of HR including regulatory compliance and other legal issues relating to the management of the school’s employees, ensuring effective recruitment, development, retention and motivation of all employees and that appropriate records are maintained. 

Educated to degree level and CIPD qualified, the successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading HR functions. Experience of working within a school environment would be useful. 

A full job description and application forms can be found at

Completed application forms should be emailed to 

All applicants must complete the Queen’s College application form.

We do not accept CVs. No agencies please.

Candidates are encouraged to apply well before the deadline. We reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date of Thursday 7th December 2017 at 5pm.

Interview date: TBC

Queen’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and with the DBS.

About Queen's College Taunton

Blending a proud tradition with ambitious plans for the future, Queen’s College is a thriving co-educational independent school located in Taunton, Somerset. The College comprises four schools: a Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior School incorporating a high-performing Sixth Form.

At every stage of our pupils’ time with us, our goal is to support them to achieve their full potential. This commitment can be found deeply rooted in our teaching team, all of whom share a joined-up approach to each child’s personal educational journey.

Our school motto ‘non scholae sed vitae discimus’ – ‘we educate not just for school but for life’ - is as relevant today as it was when the school was founded in 1843. Academic results are clearly important, but are only part of a truly all-round education. High quality learning is at the core of our academic success. Teaching is innovative, imaginative and focused on inspiring intellectual curiosity. The needs of each individual can be catered for in small classes and every pupil is made to feel special.

We aim to make Queen’s a centre of excellence for thinking and creativity which provides a bespoke, individualised education, designed to meet the needs of every member of the community, irrespective of pastoral or learning needs. Mutual respect and positive attitudes allow children to take informed risks, make mistakes and learn how to learn within an encouraging and empowering atmosphere.

As an inspirational teacher who shares our values and vision, we would invite you to consider joining our team. You can look forward to all the support you need to achieve your professional aspirations, as well as the chance to be part of a friendly, welcoming and collaborative culture within which we all work together to achieve ambitious goals.

It is also your opportunity to help us develop thoughtful, confident and resilient young people who are able to take their place as leaders of society in the future, with the spiritual and moral fibre needed to do the right thing and the flexibility of mind to meet the challenges they will face in today’s rapidly changing world.

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Applications closed