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People Partner

Barrington Road, Southgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6DG
Southgate Primary School
Part Time
£40,000 - £46,352 FTE per annum
11th May 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
24th May 2022 09:47 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1237481

Please note, this role is for GLF Schools, and not specifically for Southgate Primary School

Flexible working  + Staff benefits + Pension scheme (LGPS)

Are you an exceptional CIPD qualified HR professional looking to join a friendly and experienced People team in a large Academy Trust?

Your opportunity

We are currently recruiting a People Partner to primarily work with our schools located in Merstham, Redhill, Horsham and Crawley. You will have accountability for providing advice, coaching and support to school leaders on a broad range of HR matters and will oversee a variety of casework including disciplinary, capability, grievance, and change management. In addition, you will be responsible for the line management of a team of People Administrators who are based within the schools. There will also be opportunity to get involved in project work and the delivery of training.

As part of the people team you will have the opportunity:

  • to work as part of a respected People function closely aligned to school improvement
  • to further develop your HR skills and expertise
  • to experience a uniquely varied role
  • to contribute to the success of an innovative, forward thinking community of schools
  • to shape and develop the People Administrators within your cluster of schools to support the delivery of a dynamic and aspirational People Strategy.

As a member of our People Team you will be able to choose where you work, where the demands of the role allow. For some, you may wish to continue working from home, whilst others may be keen to return to an office based role or to split your time between the two. In all cases regular visits to our schools will be necessary.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone:

  • Who has a minimum of a level 5 CIPD qualification with significant generalist HR experience
  • That can provide excellent HR knowledge and support, bringing challenge to decision making where appropriate
  • Who demonstrates unquestionable integrity and discretion to ensure that the Trust’s HR processes are managed to the highest standard
  • That is proactive in keeping professional HR knowledge up to date and has a commitment to personal and professional development
  • Who is a confident communicator, able to present our people strategy to our Headteachers and other key stakeholders
  • Who can be flexible, have a calm approach and a ‘can-do’ attitude, and is comfortable working at pace with multiple priorities
  • Who always interacts positively with colleagues, is solutions focused and seeks to understand the needs of each of our school

For an informal discussion about the role with our Deputy People Director, Zoe Turnes, please contact the GLF Schools HR Administrator (details can be found on page two of the attached Join the Community brochure).

Join Our Community

GLF Schools operates 41 primary and secondary schools in 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England. This year we are celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi-Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils.

Our vision is to raise the aspirations and achievement of all children within our schools. We believe that every child can achieve the highest academic standards with a vibrant, challenging and rich curriculum. We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity and serves the needs of their local community; we are committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education.

Our Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

  • Access to our highly competitive pension scheme (LGPS)
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

The Details

Salary: £40,000 - £46,352 FTE per annum (pro rata for part time / term time working patterns) Dependent on experience

Hours of work: 24 hours per week, 41 weeks per year, ideally to be worked Tuesday - Friday. If there is an alternative working pattern you would like us to consider please talk to us.

Start Date: As soon as available

Closing date for applications: 25th May 2022

Interview Date: 9th June 2022


Safeguarding Statement:

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. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. 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

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