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Head of HR


Permanent; Full Time

Closing Date: 30 July 2021

Haileybury is an outstanding British independent co-educational boarding school, offering modern boarding and day provision for 875 boys and girls aged 11-18.  Established in 1862, we are situated on a glorious and historic 500-acre campus in Hertfordshire, just 20 miles north of London

The HoHR has overall responsibility for the HR function of the School. The post holder is a key member of the Support Staff Leadership Group. With the Master and Bursar, the HoHR is responsible for developing the School’s HR strategy and has full responsibility for developing and delivering an agreed development plan to achieve the strategic objectives.

Haileybury is a community in which many colleagues work and live together and we place great importance on the wellbeing of every member of the community. Human Resources plays a central part in developing our strategy to ensure we understand, and cater for, the needs of all who work at the School.

Ensuring an open, warm and welcoming culture within the department is essential so that the School is promoted to prospective employees, new starters feel prepared, welcomed and able to settle in quickly and all colleagues feel able to approach HR with questions or issues assured of a professional and friendly reception.

Whilst the Head of HR must be able to work strategically, this is also a “hands on” role.  The post holder must be able to communicate confidently at all levels, and must be prepared to work as part of the HR team on day-to-day matters. The nature of a boarding school is such that staffing issues can arise at any time.  The Head of HR must be flexible and proactive, and able to provide HR advice when urgent issues arise.

Haileybury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants for the above post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, prohibition checks and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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