Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT) is a family of specialist education providers for over 1500 pupils and students from nursery to further education across 15 academies and 8 college centres in London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. Supporting our academies and college, OHC&AT also operate learning support, such as nursing and therapy, and business support services.
Pupils and students within the OHC&AT family have a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs including autistic spectrum disorder; speech, language and communication difficulties; social, emotional and mental health; profound and multiple disabilities; and physical disabilities including multi-sensory impairment and complex health needs.
OHC&AT is a rewarding and inspirational place to work, where everyone works together to create the best possible outcomes for students. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit www.ohcat.org
Reporting to the HR Director, the Head of HR will have responsibility for managing a team of HR Business Partners delivering an advisory service to schools and college centres across the Trust. With a generalist background, they will be available to make recommendations for strategic decision-making. They will be sufficiently flexible to deal with the range of challenges, responding quickly, effectively with creative innovative solutions, which remain coherent with our core values and will lead the team to work closely with Principals, Directors and Heads of Service.
You will have a recognised HR qualification and experience in the education sector is preferred. You will have the ability to present complex information in an understandable way and be willing to work closely with others in the team to develop the HR function.
Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.
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For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Michelle Brennan via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details and how to apply
Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role. Failure to show evidence will result in your application not being shortlisted for interview.
Please note that CV applications will not be considered.
Closing date: Monday 28th February 2022 at 12 noon
Interviews will take place on: w/c 7 March 2022
Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.