Senior HR Manager, Westminster

Closing date:

Future AcademiesWestminster
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £51,437 - £54,670(£51,437 - £54,670 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent

Hours: 40 per week, all year round

Start date: As soon as available

Closing date: 11am, Monday 24th February

Location: London Pimlico with travel to schools in London and Hertfordshire as required

A unique opportunity for an experienced HR professional to lead the HR function in our growing family of Academies.


Reporting directly to the CEO, the Senior HR Manager will develop and deliver people management systems which support the overall strategic aims and objectives of the Trust. Working with senior stakeholders, you will identify HR priorities and recommend appropriate people management solutions. This position is an operational post covering a broad range of areas including Employee Relations, Performance Management, HR Policies, Pay & Reward and HR Improvement Projects. 

The Senior HR Manager will also line manage the HR team based across London and Hertfordshire and provide a fully integrated HR service across all nine school sites and the central office team. The post holder will be required to partner with the leadership team, advising on complex cases and taking full case management responsibility as required. Initially, the role will primarily focus on the operational aspects of HR with growth into strategic HR as the service and Trust develops.


Future Academies is a multi-academy trust (MAT) and family of nine schools in London and Hertfordshire. As a MAT working predominantly with schools located in disadvantaged areas, our motto, libertas per cultum (freedom through education), is always at the heart of what we do. We believe that all young people, regardless of their background or circumstances, are able to achieve, given the right support. Therefore, we are committed to providing each and every young person under our care with a broad, balanced and rigorous education, within a disciplined but caring environment. 


We are seeking to appoint a highly organised, systematic, resilient and solution-focused HR professional to join us in this exciting position. To be successful in this role, you will require:

• CIPD Level 7 (MCIPD desirable)

• Strong Generalist HR Experience and up-to-date knowledge of employment law

• Experience of working in a unionised environment

• Experience of organisational development and managing change

• Excellent communication and presentation skills

• Excellent line management and coaching skills

• Experience of working in schools/academies is desirable but not essential.


• The opportunity to work across a diverse partnership of schools.

• A commitment to extensive CPD opportunities.

• A generous holiday entitlement and LGPS pension.

• Access to a range of benefits through our employee benefit scheme, Perkbox.

• The exciting potential to have a positive impact upon the lives of children and young people across our MAT.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please download the support staff application form and return the completed form to   by 11am, Monday 24th February 2020.

We will be reviewing applications as they come in and reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Future Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

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