Head of HR, Kirklees (Head office), academies across Kirklees, Calderdale and Oldham

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South Pennine AcademiesKirklees (Head office), academies across Kirklees, Calderdale and Oldham

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Start date: November 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £39,452 - £45,849 (full time equivalent salary)
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Head of HR (Maternity Cover - Part Time)

30 hours per week

Term Time + 15 days

Required from November (expected to be 12 months)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of HR at South Pennine Academies. 

South Pennine Academies is a multi academy trust based in Kirklees, Oldham and Calderdale.  We believe in school improvement through a partnership model.  This brings drive, expertise and capacity to the school improvement agenda.  We recognise and encourage each academy’s unique characteristics and ethos, reinforcing their individual identities within their respective communities

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check via the DBS.  The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We are looking for an individual who possesses special qualities, who will lead the Human Resources function across our Trust and be pivotal in driving the effectiveness of HR strategy, policies and procedures across our Academies.

You and the HR Advisor, will work closely to deliver an approachable, efficient and effective HR service to all of our Academies and Pre-Schools.

If you are the person we seek, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

• Current competence and HR expertise at a high level.

• Excellent Business Partnering skills and ability to coach managers across our Trust.

• A strong understanding of current HR legislation and ability to apply this on a practical level.

• A strong belief in the importance of motivating and developing staff at all levels.

• High levels of personal confidence.

• Outstanding communication skills; both in speech and in writing. 

If you think that you may be the right candidate for this exciting new role, then we look forward to receiving your application.  

Closing Date - 9am Monday 2nd September 2019

Interview Date – Friday 20th September 2019

Please visit South Pennine Academies website where you can find out more about our Trust. 


For further information about the role please contact Natalie Haigh, Head of HR by email natalie.haigh@southpennineacademies.org

More about South Pennine Academies
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 87 Pennine House, Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 5JA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1484 503 110

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