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Job Ref No. ECC0-6S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 11, Points 38-42 (£43,251 - £47,297)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: TBA  

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HR Director

Required 1 September 2022

Full Time: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary range: Scale 11, Points 38-42

Actual Pay £43,251 - £47,297 including Outer Fringe Allowance

The primary focus of the HR Director is to provide leadership and professional management of HR Services across the Trust. Key responsibilities include developing and implementing a coordinated HR Strategy across the Trust, ensuring that the Trust is operating within a legally robust HR policy and procedural framework, and providing robust professional HR advice and management information to Line Managers within the Trust.

The applicant must be degree educated with specific qualifications relevant to the management of human resources. The applicant must possess excellent organisation and communication skills and have an in-depth knowledge of current employment legislation and best HR practice.

We are a high performing and successful multi-academy trust, which places our children and young people at the heart of everything we do.

For a copy of the job description and person specification, together with details on how to apply, please see the Discovery Educational Trust website:

If you would like more information regarding this role, our Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Paul Griffiths, would welcome the opportunity to speak to all interested parties. Please email to arrange an informal, confidential conversation.

The Discovery Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding its pupils against radicalisation and extremism and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practise and appointments are subject to satisfactory references, and enhanced DBS checks and medical clearance.

Closing date: Midday 31 May 2022

Information about the School

Discovery Educational Trust, formed 23 April 2014, operates one primary and two secondary schools in the South East area of Essex. It has a combined pupil capacity of 3,655 and a role of 3,378 pupils as recorded in the October 2021 census. The schools consists of St Martin's School (Brentwood), Larchwood Primary School (Brentwood) and Chase High School (Southend).

The Trusts is a vibrant partnership of primary and secondary schools, all united in one goal to provide the best possible learning experience and environment not only for our current children but also for the next generation of pupils.

Larchwood Primary School was awarded an Ofsted rating of Outstanding in March 2017 whilst St Martin's achieved a Good in January 2019 with the 16 to 19 study programmes rated Outstanding. Chase High School was inspected more recently and in February 2022 and achieved an Ofsted Good rating across all areas.

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Paul Griffiths
St Martin's House, St Martin's School
Hanging Hill Lane
Hutton, Brentwood
Essex, CM13 2HG
Telephone: 01277 238347

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