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Trust HR Manager

Uffculme Academy Trust
Uffculme, Devon
Contract Type
Full Time
£45,495 - £50,603
Start Date
As soon as possible
5th June 2023 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
THM May 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1335696

Trust HR Manager

Starting Salary: £45,495 (pay award pending). NJC Grade Points 39-44 (£45,495 to £50,603)

Appointment: Permanent, full time, 37 hours per week all year around.

Location: Uffculme, Devon EX15 3AG - There is the opportunity to work from home 2-3 days a week and during school holiday periods.

Starting Date: As soon as possible and ideally by September 2023

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and professionally qualified HR Manager to lead and develop the HR functions of our growing Trust. In September 2023, the Uffculme Academy Trust is merging with The Castle Partnership Trust to form a new Multi-Academy Trust, the Blackdown Education Partnership, which will comprise of five secondary and five primary schools in Devon and Somerset with over 700 employees. Joining from its inception provides both an exciting opportunity and a real challenge for an experienced HR professional in this new role, reporting to the CFO and with the support of our HR Administrator and legal advisors. An understanding of terms and conditions for teachers and school support staff would be an advantage but is not essential.

The successful applicant will play a key role in shaping our Central HR function and managing the operational support provided to our schools, consequently making a difference to the life chances of the children and young people in our care.

The postholder will be responsible for:

• Ensuring the successful implementation of our HR strategy and development plan.

• Managing the HR functions of the Trust, providing HR insights and reporting.

• Reviewing and developing HR systems including aligning key processes.

• Providing solution focused HR advice and training.

• Undertaking Trust wide HR project work including onboarding new schools joining the Trust.

• Ensuring the Trust remains compliant with employment law, ACAS guidance and best practice.

• Developing and maintaining our third party HR relationships.

• Ensuring payroll procedures are completed accurately, liaising with our external provider.

• Supporting the development and updating of Trust HR policies.

• Managing staff voice surveys and supporting staff development and appraisal activities.

Our ideal candidate will be highly motivated, emotionally intelligent, with well developed HR transactional and advisory skills and have the potential to manage the development of our central HR function. If you share our vision and values and have the skills, experience and drive to help us achieve our aims we would be delighted to hear from you.

We can offer a competitive salary, the opportunity to grow your career with the Trust, a generous defined benefit Local Government pension, reduced rate on-site gym membership, access to wellbeing support and free on-site parking.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role please contact Ben Brook.

We are seeking to fill this important post at the earliest opportunity and will consider applications on receipt. Whilst the closing date is 9am Monday 5th June 2023 we reserve the right to close early if sufficient applications are received. If you are interested in this exciting role please apply as soon as you can.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to a number of safeguarding checks including an enhanced DBS.


Safeguarding Statement:

Uffculme Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

As part of our due diligence process when shortlisting, we may carry out an online search of publicly available material to identify any incidents or issues which we might want to explore with the applicant at interview.

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