Knottingley, West Yorkshire
£47,000- £53,000 Negotiable for an exceptional candidate
14 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time



Full Time Permanent

Salary: £47,000- £53,000 Negotiable for an exceptional candidate.

Required as soon as possible

We are looking for someone who is a natural leader with proven experience of leading a team of HR professionals. You must have experience of managing a significant and successful HR change programme and have held a senior specialist role within HR or Organisational Development. Experience of working within a charity or the education sector is desirable although not essential.

The Director of Human Resources is a senior executive position in the Trust.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding professional to join the Executive Leadership Team and lead the Trust’s Human Resources requirements.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the Trust’s HR Strategy including operational HR, Academy Business Partner and Recruitment
  • Leading the Trust’s team of HR and Recruitment Professionals
  • Design and development of Talent Management, Professional Development and Organisational Development including Policy
  • Leading on all negotiations with Trade Unions and Professional Associations at a regional and national level
  • Overseeing strategic staffing matters relating to a staff of over 2000
  • Managing disciplinary, capability and grievance procedures
  • Advising the Executive Team and Board of Directors on all current employment legislation and staffing matters

Graduate and C.I.P.D qualification is essential, the Trust welcomes applications from experienced and highly skilled professionals from both the education and commercial sector.

An Enhanced DBS check will also be required.

We look forward to you joining our dedicated and supportive team.

You will be based at our Head Office in Knottingley, regular travel to the Trust’s Academies will be required.

Closing Date: Monday 31st October 2016  12 Noon

An application pack can be downloaded below or via the apply button, or by contacting our recruitment team on

0345 196 0095 or email

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.