Do you want to join a team that provides outstanding leadership, strategic direction and support to some of the best schools in the country? Do you want to play your part in delivering outstanding learning and teaching to young people in disadvantaged communities? If so, joining the Star team might just be the best career move you ever make.
About Star Central
Star Central, which is based at our head office in Blackburn, Lancashire, provides leadership, strategic direction and support to Star Academies, Star Institute and our schools.
The Star Central team includes experts from a range of professional backgrounds, who work together to provide an outstanding support service to the Star community. We support our schools to provide educational and operational excellence and to cultivate a strong Star community, with the aim of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.
Who we’re looking for
Star Central are seeking a HR Support Manager to lead the Star Central HR administration Service to ensure that all Star establishments receive a high level of customer service within the agreed Service Level Agreement (SLA).
It will be the successful candidate’s responsibility to ensure the development, update and maintenance of the HR systems, processes and procedures to deliver maximum efficiency across Star. In addition, they will be required to act as the operational expert on our HR and recruitment processes.
Other key areas of responsibility will be around the design and distribution of HR Management Information using the relevant available reporting software and providing support to the HR Operations & Project Manager on HR systems development projects.
You will have experience of working in a supervisory level HR Administration role, with extensive experience of working with HR systems and leading a team. The successful candidate will have understanding customer service skills, the ability to manage a team successfully, In-depth knowledge of current HR legislation related to HR administration and be an analytical thinker with knowledge of HR Metrics, process development and strong IT skills.
You will have:
- 5 GCSES at grade A*-C including English and Maths
- Experience of working in a supervisory level HR Administration role
- Experience of successfully managing a team
- Experience of providing outstanding customer service and service delivery
- Experience of managing HR Administration processes within HR systems administration and recruitment
- Experience of developing and distributing Management information
- In-depth knowledge of current HR legislation related to HR administration
- In depth Knowledge and familiarity of HR process in the areas of Recruitment and HR systems.
About Star Academies
Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 20 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.
Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.
We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.
Find out more
Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Lindsey Hanney by calling 0330-313-9120.
Closing Date: 22 September 2019 at midnight
Interview Date: 30 September 2019
Proposed Start Date: as soon as possible
Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts within our schools are subject to satisfactory references, DBS, due diligence and health clearances and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.