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Senior HR Adviser

Star AcademiesLondon/Coventry area

Do you want to join a team that provides outstanding leadership, strategic direction and support to some of the best schools in the country?  Do you want to play your part in delivering outstanding learning and teaching to young people in disadvantaged communities? If so, joining the Star team might just be the best career move you ever make.

About Star Central

Star Central provides leadership, strategic direction and support to Star Academies, Star Institute and our schools.

The Star Central team includes experts from a range of professional backgrounds, who work together to provide an outstanding support service to the Star community.  We support our schools to provide educational and operational excellence and to cultivate a strong Star community, with the aim of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

Who we’re looking for

We are seeking to appoint a talented Senior HR Adviser who will be able to work on their own initiative to provide a dedicated HR advice and support service across Trust schools. The role will support Trust schools in the London and West Midlands areas and is part of a wider HR Advisory Team which supports Trust schools around the country. There is flexibility in terms of how the role will operate, from a base location and working days perspective.

In return, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact within the Trust. You will be part of a five-strong advisory team with a colleague in close proximity in the West Midlands. The advisory team work collaboratively to support each other with casework management and their own professional development. You’ll have the opportunity to work with senior leaders to achieve the best outcomes for children and staff in our communities.

Please note (London weighting may be applied based on the home location of the successful candidate).


You will:

  • Be CIPD qualified, or have a degree level qualification.
  • Have significant experience of providing complex employee relations/generalist HR advice and guidance to Senior Leaders.
  • Have extensive experience of managing a significant caseload of HR cases from start to finish achieving successful outcomes.
  • Have in-depth expert knowledge of current HR legislation.
  • Have good planning and project management skills.


About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 20 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level. 

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Find out more

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role.  For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Star Central by calling 0330 313 9800.


Key Dates

​​​​​​​Closing Date: Sunday, 19 December 2021 at midnight

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Proposed Start Date: To be confirmed.

We will review applications upon receipt and reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the above date, subject to receiving a suitably strong field.


Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

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