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Head of HR, Southwark

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James Allen's Girls' SchoolSouthwark

Salary: GBP £50,000 - £60,000 per year (dependent on experience)

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Date Posted:

Closing date:

Start date: April 2021 or as soon as possible


Head of HR, Full Time

Required for April 2021 or as soon as possible

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Head of HR to join the team in this highly successful school. The post will suit a dynamic and positive leader, committed to the recruitment, welfare and professional development of our dedicated team of staff. The successful candidate will bring significant experience, ideally in an educational setting, and will be a strong communicator, decisive and well-organised, with exceptional inter-personal skills.

Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, the Head of HR will manage a team of two, and will have a particular focus on staff recruitment, staff professional development, HR policy, employee relations and the effective implementation of a new HR and payroll system.

Our professional team of staff is our greatest asset here at JAGS, and we aim to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way, whilst together supporting the overall aims and ethos of the school.

Set in South London, in a beautiful 25-acre estate in Dulwich, JAGS is an exceptional day school for over 1100 girls aged 4-18. A happy, diverse and dynamic school, we share a strong community and are building on a proud heritage that stretches back nearly 280 years. As one of the country’s leading girls’ school, we have an exciting future full of fresh ideas and a creative spirit.

We offer:

• A competitive school commensurate with experience.

• A diverse benefit package including parking, gym membership and free lunches.

• An opportunity to join one of the leading independent girls’ schools in the country.

Please visit our website to view the candidate information pack and to download a JAGS Support Staff Application Form. For further information please contact or James Allen’s Girls’ School, 144 East Dulwich Grove, London SE22 8TE. Letters and CVs only will not be accepted.

Closing date: Tuesday 1 December 2020

Interviews: Week commencing 7 December 2020

JAGS is committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion in our school community. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people are at the heart of everything we do and JAGS expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.


More about James Allen's Girls' School

Type: Mainstream School

Phase: All-through with sixth form

Funding status: Independent

Gender: Girls

Age Range: 7 - 18 years

Address: 144 East Dulwich Grove, London, SE22 8TE, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 20 8693 1181


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JAGS has been inspiring and educating pupils for over 270 years. We're the oldest girls' independent school in London. While we are proud of our history – it's made us who we are – we are very much a school of the present and the future. We celebrate...