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Job details
Employer Downside School
Location Somerset
Salary Salary is expected to be in the region of £42,500 to £45,000 per annum.
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

A rare opportunity has arisen for a fully CIPD qualified and experienced generalist Human Resources Manager, with strong employee relations skills to join Downside. We are looking for someone who will take a lead in maintaining and developing further the highest standards of best practice in Human Resources management and who is able to build effective, positive relationships with the Senior Leadership Team, Managers and Faculty Heads across the organisation.   

This is a busy, varied, operational position within Downside Abbey and Downside School.  The School is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 to 18, and one of England’s oldest and most distinguished Catholic schools. Downside Abbey is a Benedictine monastery and home to a community of monks. We are situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills, twelve miles south of the city of Bath.   You will be valued for your judgement, commercial astuteness and influencing skills.  

Your career path demonstrates your overall command of HR operations, combined with the effective execution of a range of HR areas including employee relations, restructuring projects, HR policy and compliance with knowledge of absence management, contracts, resourcing, remuneration and benefits.   

We are looking for someone who is: 

• MCIPD qualified with proven experience in a generalist HR role. 

• Commercial and has a good understanding of business. 

• Approachable, calm, diplomatic and has a thorough knowledge of employment legislation.  

This is a full time role although consideration will be given to candidates who are able to meet the requirements of the post whilst working part time.  Salary is expected to be in the region of £42,500 to £45,000 per annum. You will benefit from a range of benefits including free parking, free lunch, access to our Employee Wellbeing programme, eligibility for School Fee remission and 33 days holiday per year.   

To apply, please complete an application form which can be downloaded and submitted through an applicant tracking system on our ‘Working With Us' page: . Please contact us if you require further information after reading the job description. 

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 3rd January, by 9am.  Interviews: Wednesday 11th January 2017  

Downside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the DBS.  We are an equal opportunities employer. By car, we are within 40 minutes of Bristol, 30 minutes of Bath and 15 minutes of Wells. Registered Charity Number: 1158507

About the employer

Welcome to Downside, a leading Catholic Independent Boarding School. We are one of England’s oldest and most distinguished schools, for boys and girls aged 11-18. Downside School’s vision – as a leading Catholic School – is to be a bright light in th...

Information about Downside School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Roman Catholic
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