Job Details

Head of Human Resources

Job Grade: £45,000 - £50,000

Salary: £45,000.00 - £50,000.00

Hours: 37.5 hours, 52 weeks

Interviews: 25/06/2018

Closing date: 18/06/2018

Permanent, 37.5hrs per week

We are looking for a Head of HR who is motivated by the challenge of leading and developing the HR function of the Trust, who shares our passion - making a difference across the education, health and care systems, and who is excited by the opportunity to positively contribute to the lives, life chances and opportunities of thousands of young people.

Wellspring is an established and growing Multi-Academy Trust with a difference, operating Primary, Secondary, Special and Alternative Academies across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Humber.  Alongside our core purpose - providing a sustainably outstanding and inclusive school experience for all - Wellspring delivers on a broader social responsibility agenda, adding value to the health and care systems within and beyond our learning communities.

Our people are our greatest asset and we are committed to maximising their engagement, professional autonomy and impact.  We believe in the vital importance of ongoing professional training and development, and our Head of HR will make a significant contribution to the development of our workforce alongside Academy Principals, Executive Principals and the Trust Leadership Team.

Reporting to the COO and based at the Wellspring Support Centre in Barnsley, this high profile role will be responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of our HR strategy.  The Head of HR will be required to balance operational and strategic work at both Academy and Trust level and will be a solutions-focused creative thinker who is able to analyse, risk-assess, negotiate and influence.

The postholder will be required to work with a wide range of stakeholders and to further strengthen our existing, high-performing HR team to meet the future needs of the Trust. You will support effective recruitment practice at Academy level and will ensure compliance, coherence, consistency and effective communication at Trust level.

We require a professional with a strong track-record of service delivery, who is CIPD qualified and who has a thorough knowledge of employment legislation and statutory requirements.

The role will involve regular travel to professional engagements throughout the region and is likely to involve some work outside of normal office hours.

Completed applications and equal opportunities forms are to be sent to Chloe Wormleighton via email or post, / Wellspring Academy Trust, Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW

Salary within the range: £45,000 - £50,000, plus excellent benefits

Closing date: 9am on 18 June 2018

Interview date: 25 June 2018

Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. References will be taken up prior to interview. 

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.