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Job Ref No. ECC5403-361S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Band 5 – top (Point Range 29 - 37)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/12/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: 9 January 2020  

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HR Director

Required: as soon as possible

Band 5 - top (Point Range 29 - 37)

37 hours per week

8.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Thursday

8.00am - 3.30pm Friday

Term-time + 3 weeks holiday working

Actual Salary £28,869 - £35,858 per annum

An excellent opportunity has risen for a HR Director to join us at our Trust Central Team based at The King John School in Benfleet

Within this role, you will be responsible for organising and managing all aspects of the Trust's Human Resources function and fulfilling the requirements of safer recruitment legislation. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will ensure the effective operation of systems and policies within the Trust and the development of its Human Resources service ensuring compliance with employment law and appropriate education legislation. You will also be responsible for assisting with and overseeing the recruitment, selection and retention process within the business. The successful candidate will develop and lead on providing a bespoke HR service offer to schools on behalf of the Trust, ensuring schools receive best value and a high standard of service delivery.

In order to be successful in this role, it is essential that you possess relevant qualifications in Human Resources and hold a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Diploma. Prior experience of working within the education sector will be an advantage, along with experience of developing and implementing policy and procedure related to management of the HR function. You will need to be familiar with developing systems and processes to meet organisational requirements.

As part of the role you will be responsible for advising on HR areas relating to disciplinary, grievance, redundancy and restructuring, sickness and capability and leading cases across the Trust.

Please refer to for further information and to download an application pack.

For any enquiries or if you are unable to download the application pack please contact Tanya Bonner, Director or

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Tanya Bonner.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response. Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

Closing date for applications: 20 December 2019 (midday)

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Zenith Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The King John School is a Zenith Multi Academy Trust school as part of Zenith Multi Academy Trust

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Angie Roberts
Shipwrights Drive
Thundersley, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 1RQ
Telephone: 01702 558284