HR Operations Manager Full Time

Posted: 10.06.2022    Closes: 15.07.2022    Interview Date: 14th July

About the Job

Grade/Salary: Grade 12-13 (£38,553.00 – £43,570.00 reduced to £34,326.99 – £38,794.05 in line with the term time only contract)
Hours: 37 hours per week, Term Time Only plus 10 days (some flexibility can be negotiated on this, depending on the candidate)


The successful candidate will ensure the provision of a proactive, forward thinking, Trust-minded, competent and consistent HR service. You will lead, manage, inspire and work in collaboration with other members of the HR team to deliver an exceptional HR service to staff, managers and the Executive Team. You will lead the Trust in relation to HR operations management which will drive a culture that aligns and supports the Trust’s overall strategic aims and objectives and core values.

This is an exciting position at a time when our Trust is entering an ambitious growth phase and the Central Team is in a transitional stage, developing its processes, systems and capabilities for a much-enlarged Trust. The appointee will play a key role in driving developments and influencing this growth going forward. As a Trust, we are ambitious for growth and the development of our staff and pupils which will bring with it, a great opportunity for the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will have significant HR operations experience, covering the whole of the employee life cycle. A CIPD qualification or significantly working towards one (or equivalent) is important.

The most important skills to ensure success in the role will include the ability to develop strong relationships and connections at all levels of our Trust community, the ability to instil positivity and confidence within teams and the ability to innovate and adapt to the demands of the role. This role offers the opportunity to work flexibly and the working days and times are negotiable.

In return, we are able to offer a welcoming Trust with supportive management and a strong programme of staff development.

About Ethos Academy Trust:

Ethos Academy Trust is located within Kirklees and Wakefield, West Yorkshire, soon to expand into Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The overarching aim of the Trust is to create academies that provide environments that are welcoming, caring, calm, safe and purposeful and that, within a nurturing ethos, stretch our learners academically, support them pastorally and develop them socially and emotionally.

We seek to explore and celebrate the qualities that make our pupils unique. We believe passionately that education, at every stage of the pupil journey, is about the development and nurture of the whole child. We aspire for all our pupils to become confident, happy and caring individuals who achieve personal success and develop a love of learning and of life.

In addition to our four academies (Ethos College, Reach Academy, Engage Academy and Evolve Academy), the Trust provides wide ranging early intervention outreach support and training to mainstream schools, alongside managing the statutory exclusions process on behalf of Kirklees Local Authority.

Visits to the Trust are encouraged. If you have any questions about the role or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Lesley Conway in the HR department.

Closing date: 4 July 2022 at 4pm

Interview date: 12 or 13 July 2022


How to Apply:

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this Multi-Academy Trust, then please proceed through the following link to be redirected to their website where you can complete your application.

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Ethos Academy Trust

Ethos Academy Trust

Ethos Academy Trust , Field Hill Centre, Batley Field Hill , Batley , WF17 0BQ,

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At Ethos Academy Trust, we are committed to providing a top-class education and we put the needs of all of the young people within our community at the heart of what we do.
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