Meadowfield

HR Manager - Vacancy

 HR Manager

Kent Range 10 - £32,496 to £38,414 (Full time)

(Salary negotiable for an exceptional candidate)

Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne and serves pupils with profound, severe and complex needs including autism.  We currently have approximately 270 pupils comprised of Lower School which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees, Secondary Department, and 6th Form. The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports over 60 schools and 70 settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs.   Across the school we have approximately 180 members of staff ranging from class based support staff, teachers, the Inclusion Team and also Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

As the school has grown we recognise that human resources management is key to ensuring efficient operations of our whole school community in all of its varying facets. Our school is set for further expansion both in terms of building and pupil numbers but also in terms of staffing. With the pending expansion we accept that the dynamic across a large organisation such as ours may shift, therefore strategically planning for a school culture that maintains a sense of identity as well as  and developing a cohesive, motivated and valued workforce is key to the success of the important work we do here at Meadowfield.

We are seeking an experienced HR professional to lead the schools Human Resources strategy, working alongside the Leadership team and our Human Resources Officer you will take a lead role in devising our HR strategy and implement an efficient and robust approach to staff recruitment, deployment, development, absence management and performance review. Now is an exciting time to join our exceptional school. The Governing Body invites applications from suitably experienced and dynamic candidates to work with the Principal, Leadership Group, Senior Management Team, staff and pupils to take the school forward into its next stage of development, leading on all aspects of Human Resources.

The successful candidate will be CIPD qualified and have qualifications to NVQ level 5 as a minimum. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and be a confident individual who can communicate in a positive and professional manner. They will also have excellent management skills and be a self-starter, leading on HR initiatives and projects, and able to use their initiative to devise and complete tasks.

Meadowfield School is committed to the continuing professional development of all staff.  We encourage all our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition.  As such, Meadowfield is committed to performance management, staff training, coaching, mentoring and peer support.  All staff are positively encouraged to progress.  In return, we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel in all things.  All new recruits to our team are further supported by a comprehensive induction programme.

All appointments to Meadowfield School are conditional upon a satisfactory DBS check and a health questionnaire.  In addition, the school will require references to be taken up after shortlisting but prior to interview.  Candidates will be expected to have a minimum of two references one of which must be your current or most recent employer which must be completed fully. Meadowfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Please visit www.kent-teach.com to view the application pack and complete an online application form (CVs will not be considered). Visits to the school are encouraged; to arrange an appointment please contact our HR Officer via email at hr@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk or phone 01795 477788 (option 3).

Closing date for applications:  20th June 2018 at 12 noon

Interview dates:  Week commencing 25th June 2018

Application Information Pack

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