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Job Ref No. ECC0-32L Position Type: Director Pay Range: Scale 13 (Point Range 49 - 53)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 06/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: Friday 10th June 2022  

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Berlesduna Trust has an exciting opportunity for a HR Director to join the team in September 2022.

Pay Scale: SMG1 (Scale 13) £56,395 - £61,969

Applications close - 6th June 2022 (Midnight). Interviews will take place on Friday 10th June 2022.

Berlesduna Academy Trust is based in Basildon and currently comprises of eight primary schools as well as a Teacher Training Partnership and Autism Hub. The Trust is looking to expand and is a vibrant, exciting and dynamic place to learn and work. Our ethos is very much about devolved leadership and all of our schools run independently supported by our small central team.

The Trust is seeking to appoint an HR Director to not only provide strategic HR leadership to Trust Managers, Trustees and Headteachers but also get involved with the daily life of the Trust and schools on HR matters and beyond. This is a unique opportunity to encompass and develop HR strategy within the Trust as well as dealing with live HR issues as they occur.

The successful candidate will have the following:

· Demonstrable experience of HR matters in an education environment

· Outstanding knowledge of pay and conditions for all school based staff

· High level of experience in senior appointments including Headteachers and other school based leaders

· Be solution focussed whilst maintain a flexible approach and a can do, will do attitude.

If successful you can expect:

· Commitment to continued professional development

· Enthusiastic and supportive staff

· Remote/Home working

· An enthusiastic and supportive Trust

Berlesduna Academy Trust values and invests in staff, offering excellent training, development and planned career progression.


If you believe you are the person who can lead us to further success, we welcome your application. Please call us to arrange a visit so you can experience our ethos first hand. Visits can be arranged by contacting Edwin Parsons on 01268 464759.

Please take care to complete the application in full, as any incomplete applications will not be considered.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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The vision of the Berlesduna Academy Trust is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.

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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Contact Information

Catharine Davis
School House
Church Road, Basildon
Essex, SS14 2EX
Telephone: 01268 442406