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HR Manager

Whitelands Academy
Bicester, Oxfordshire
Contract Type
Part Time
FTE - £32,665.23 - £36,430.71
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
20th December 2023 03:59 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1370396

Please note that applications will be reviewed as received and should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early. Therefore, early application is encouraged. 


Hours: 25 hours a week, with the option of a term-time only with an additional four weeks contract or an all year round contract

Salary: FTE - £32,665.23 - £36,430.71 

Reporting to : Headteacher / Head of People - Employee Relations

Whitelands Academy is a warm, welcoming and busy school where staff and students strive to be the best they can be. 

An exciting opportunity is available for a  People Manager join our supportive team. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, and enthusiastic. The successful candidate will have experience in a human resources role, preferably in education  and experience of using Microsoft Office applications. Experience dealing with employee relations case management would also be beneficial. Continuous training will be given to further enhance your development within the school.


  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic team and Trust. 
  • Courteous and hardworking pupils.
  • Fantastic, up-to-date facilities


To provide a comprehensive and professional People support to the Headteacher, School Senior Leadership Team, Line Managers and Employees at the school, working closely with the School Senior Leadership Team, attending SLT meetings if required, to ensure the efficient operation of the school.


  • Hold Professional Level 3 CIPD qualification or equivalent experience
  • At least two years’ experience of working in a HR environment
  • Well qualified and enthusiastic
  • Forward thinking, creative, receptive to change and able to work with the team.
  • Able to work towards deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Why Work for us? 

We think you will love working with us and here are some of the reasons why: 

  • We are a welcoming and supportive school with strong values and a caring ethos. 
  • Our staff are a hardworking team dedicated to helping children succeed. 
  • Our children are engaged and eager to learn. 
  • We have a supportive leadership team and wider school community. 

As part of The White Horse Federation multi-academy trust, we benefit from their support, encouragement, shared resources and outstanding CPD opportunities. 

Why not come and see for yourself? We would love to welcome you to our school and show you around so that you can better understand our school environment. Please get in touch with the school office to arrange a visit if you wish. 

The White Horse Federation is a large Multi-Academy Trust in South West and South East England, committed to providing the very best education for our students. We believe in empowering our staff to be the very best they can be, and that is why you will find a wide range of professional development opportunities available to you when you join us. 


We believe in valuing our staff, and one of the ways we can do that is by offering a range of benefits to our staff: 

  • Car Purchase Scheme  
  • Discounted Gym Membership 
  • Reward Gateway Discounts 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Excellent Pension Scheme 

Ready to Apply? 

We hope we have done enough to give you a flavour of what it is like to work here. If you would like come and join us, then please apply today – we are looking forward to hearing from you.  


Safeguarding Statement:

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this role, you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. Please note that references will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.

The White Horse Federation values uniqueness and recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce. We value the contributions of all staff from a wide range of backgrounds and we are committed to building an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. At The White Horse Federation, we believe that everyone should be treated with fairness and respect and share a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at all of our schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and operate a fair recruitment process, free from discrimination against the protected characteristics, in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, we will be carrying out an online search as part of our pre-interview checks on shortlisted candidates.

Whitelands Academy

Whitelands Academy

Part of The White Horse Federation

The White Horse Federation