Head of Human Resources

From £50,000pa

North London, N9 8D

Closing Date: 22 October 2017

We are now recruiting a Head of Human Resources to ensure we have the HR policies and practices in place to ensure we attract and retain good people to deliver excellent outcomes for all pupils.

As Head of Human Resources you will work alongside executive and educational leaders to formulate and implement our HR strategy and associated policies. You will advise the Trust Board of Directors and the Executive Team on compliance and risk management issues, ensure we meet Public Sector Equality Duty requirements and make certain of best practice in HR matters throughout the Trust. We will look to you to develop our position as an employer of choice by taking responsibility for recruitment and shaping strategies around retention, succession planning, talent management and learning and development. You will also lead and develop HR team members so they are able to deliver an efficient, effective and professional service to the Academies. Important will be the ability to advise on as well as manage change initiatives, including workforce remodelling and organisational restructuring.

To succeed you must be CIPD qualified with substantial experience of managing HR functions in a complex organisation, including some time in the education sector. You will be used to working in a unionised environment and expert at implementing HR information systems and processes. An effective communicator you will also possess strong negotiation, presentation and influencing skills. You will be comfortable motivating people and controlling budgets too. Critically you will need to be committed to the aims and objectives of CHAT as a provider of the highest quality education to children in our area.

For more information and to apply please complete an application form and the equal opportunities form:

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Please send your completed application form by email to recruitment@chat-edu.org.uk

or by post to: CHAT HR Department, c/o Cuckoo Hall Academy, Cuckoo Hall Lane, Edmonton, N9 8DR

Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection training. A full enhanced check with the Disclosure & Barring Service will be undertaken and references will be sought from previous employers prior to interview.