People Business Partner, Hastings

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: FTE £40,000 - £45,000 (pro-rata £24,000 - 27,000) + 11% pension contribution
Contract term: Permanent

Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to ensure that every young person, regardless of their background, has access to a great education and real choices in life.

We have a network of 35 schools in the UK and have even opened a school in Delhi, India. But we want every child to succeed, that is why we’ve spent the last ten years developing new techniques and programmes, discovering what works in our schools and rolling them out more widely.

We are now seeking to appoint an ambitious People Business Partner to deliver excellent stakeholder engagement and HR service delivery to our schools in Hastings. You will be responsible for providing professional support across the schools and will work in partnership with the Regional Director to develop and implement People strategies, plans and practices.

As part of a wider People team, it is essential that the successful candidate is able to work collaboratively; you will visit London at least once a month and have wider responsibilities, across the team and schools.  

In this role, you will bring your professional knowledge and personal creativity to continuously improve the quality of the People service.  

The ideal candidate will:

· have a strong track record as a Business Partner, including managing multiple relationships

· have the ability to inspire confidence through quality of technical HR skills and excellent stakeholder engagement

· be comfortable in a fast-moving, dynamic and challenging environment, with a focus on outcomes

· demonstrate a genuine resonance with Ark’s mission and values.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter here by 11am on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 4 September in Hastings.

If you have technical queries, please contact the Recruitment Team on 020 3116 6345 or

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Hastings – various sites

Hours: 22.5 hours over 5 days (flexibility in pattern – to be discussed at interview)

Salary: FTE £40,000 - £45,000 (pro-rata £24,000 - 27,000) + 11% pension contribution

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 11am on Tuesday 29 August

Interview Date: Monday 4 September

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

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More about Ark
Address: 65 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3116 6345
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Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. 

We have a network of 35 schools across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth. Our schools are all non-selective and in areas where they can make the biggest difference...