Head of People

Posted 18 March 2024
Salary £74,430 to £81,742 per Annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Human Resources Recruitment
Contact NameSamuel Hyde

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with an Educational Institution based in North West London, who are recruiting for a Head of People on a full time, permanent basis. The salary for this role is £74,430 - £81,742 per annum and the role is offering four days per week remote working.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, proactive person capable of inspiring teams, working across functions, and effectively navigating a complex stakeholder landscape. The candidate will naturally collaborate and act as a role model for the Trust’s values.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Executing a cohesive HR strategy in partnership with the executive Team, leading and supporting HR staff, promoting knowledge sharing, best practices, and professional standards

  • Acting as the organisations expert HR Lead, delivering a cohesive and effective HR/People Strategy

  • Providing line managers with relevant training in conducting performance management reviews, setting objectives, and giving feedback

  • Overseeing the development of Trust-wide recruitment and selection strategies, and the implementation of the recruitment module, ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to

  • Ensuring legal, corporate, and statutory HR responsibilities are met as well as ensuring the HR teams adopt the tightest possible support and administration in relation to employment law; safeguarding, recruitment and equality; attendance, absence management and cover; appraisal and quality assurance; induction, probation and well-being; staff contracts and job descriptions, salaries, and pay progression; and HR issues and guidance

  • Work closely with Principals and senior leaders to support their implementation of our People strategy

  • Responsible for formulating, implementing, and reviewing all HR-related strategies, policies, and procedures

Experience required:

  • Extensive experience in an HR/People/Transformation roles

  • Significant experience in a senior management HR role

  • Excellent organisation and time management skills to organise and prioritise multiple work streams within a fast-paced and evolving environment

  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students and staff

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • The ability to use MS Office and HRIS software packages competently

  • Previous responsibility for managing HR resources with excellent people skills and understanding complex HR issues

  • In-depth knowledge of Employment Law

Reward & Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave (+ bank holidays)

  • NEST pension scheme (subject to eligibility criteria)

  • Great opportunities for professional development

  • O2 discounts

  • Eligible for NUS Card and CSSC membership

  • Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers

  • Access to multiple well-being programmes

  • Cycle-to-work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

  • Free lunches when on campus

Working hours:

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

  • Four days per week remote working

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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