Are you looking to develop your career and take on a Cluster wide role?
We have a bespoke opportunity for someone who has had experience as a school business leader or a senior people administrator to support a growing cluster of schools to achieve the highest outcomes for its children.
Reporting to the Regional People Partner and linking into the Regional Business, Finance and School teams within the cluster, this role demands a person who has strong administrative, organisational and prioritisation skills, with the ability to plan their own workload and work to tight deadlines.
You will take responsibility for ensuring that all people administration across the cluster has been effectively undertaken, collate and report on people data, communicate with finance colleagues to support accurate workforce planning and provide first line people support to the schools across the cluster where appropriate.
We require someone that has the ability to maintain regular and effective communication with a range of colleagues, ensuring confidentiality at all times. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience working within education perhaps as a school business leader or as a senior people administrator.
Whilst this post may be based in any of our schools in the Didcot and Banbury Cluster; we support colleagues to work flexibly, and this role will also allow for remote working as appropriate to meet operational needs. An important aspect of the role will be to build positive relationships with each of our schools, and therefore a willingness and ability to travel across the cluster to support this will be essential.
About the Didcot/Banbury Cluster
Consisting of six schools, the Didcot/Banbury cluster has a collaborative approach towards working; this means the schools can work closely together to provide an outstanding educational experience to the local communities.
The schools benefit from being able to share resources and support each other where needed. It will also allow for more opportunities for career progression across the cluster and give you the chance to enhance your professional development.
Hardwick is a fantastic, established one form entry primary school and William Morris is an outstanding, one form entry primary school. Longford Park (Nursery to Year 4), Cherry Fields (Nursery to Year 1) and Aureus Primary (Nursery-Year 5) are exciting, new build schools. Manor Primary School based in Didcot is a two form entry primary with over 350 pupils.
What we are looking for
Someone who has;
- has high levels of integrity with the ability to maintain confidentiality and professional relationships at work
- is a confident communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills
- can be flexible, has a calm approach and a ‘can-do’ attitude, and is comfortable working at pace with multiple priorities
- a good awareness and understanding of People administration, to ensure compliance with regulation and procedures
- Enthusiasm and commitment to working as part of a team.
Thrive in a Career at GLF
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community, yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:
● Continuous Professional Development
● Work life and family friendly policies
● Flexible Working
● Staff Wellbeing
● Career Pathways and Talent Management
● Staff Benefits
● Community and Collaboration
● Valued worker scheme
All associate staff at GLF Schools are enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme, a defined benefit pension scheme.
Hours – 24 hours per week over 42 weeks of the year. The hours can be worked flexibly over 3 or 4 days.
Salary – Senior Specialist £30,000 FTE
Actual Salary – Senior Specialist £18,529pa
Start Date - As soon as available
Closing date – 15th October 2021
Interview dates – TBC
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.