People & Culture Business Partner

SIGMA Trust, Clacton-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC0-103 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 11, Point 38-42 - Actual Salary from £46,464
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 17/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 22nd July 2024  

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THE SIGMA TRUST

PEOPLE & CULTURE (HR) BUSINESS PARTNER

Pay Range: Local Government Scale 11 £46,464 - £50,512 (Point 38 - 42)

Full Time (37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year)

Place of Work: Clacton on Sea with travel to schools across North East Essex

Start Date: As soon as possible

The Role

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join our team as a People and Culture (HR) Business Partner. Working closing with the Director of People and Culture and the wider HR team, you will provide high-quality operational and strategic support to the schools across our Trust. As well as taking responsibility for leading on complex casework and other employee relations matters, you will have the opportunity to work with the Director of People and Culture to continue to drive forward the Trust's People and Culture Strategy.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated HR professional to join our team.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Building strong relationships with senior leaders, Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers to support, coach and guide them in the effective management of all people matters.
  • Working with the Director of People and Culture, Trust senior leaders and the People & Culture team in supporting the implementation of the Trust's People Strategy.
  • Working with the Director of People and Culture in designing and delivering innovative organisational development solutions in response to workforce needs, such as improving employee engagement, diversity and equality initiatives, wellbeing initiatives, recruitment and retention solutions and succession planning.
  • Providing expert Support and advice to managers in relation to complex casework in line with Trust policies and procedures, while ensuring adherence to relevant employment law.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • Experience supporting with the delivery of HR/People & Culture Strategy across a medium to large organisation.
  • Experience of dealing with complex casework, including disciplinaries and grievances, working closely with unions.
  • Excellent communication skills, including high standards of written communication, grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to work under pressure, to prioritise and meet deadlines.

Why work for The Sigma Trust?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

  • Excellent Local Government pension scheme
  • A Health Cash Plan
  • Free membership to Perkbox, offering discounts and savings
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing free and confidential advice
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Eye care plan
  • Annual free flu vaccination
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms
  • Discounted cinema tickets

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please follow the URL link provided below:

https://careers.sigmatrust.org.uk/Apply/U2l4f4bfnbWEgQXBwbGljYXRpb24gRm9ybSBOb3ZlbWJlciAyMDIzfDQxfDU3ODExNnwxfHxGYWxzZXwyMTIyfDMyMTgzMjJ8MA%3d%3d?i=JjSIUeGDzFY%3d

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

  • Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 17th July 2024.
  • Interviewing will take place: week commencing 22nd July 2024 at Tendring Education Centre, Clacton on Sea

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

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Safeguarding The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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

George Abery-Bone
Tendring Education Centre
Jaywick Lane, Clacton-on-Sea
Essex, CO16 8BE
Telephone: 01255 687786
Email: recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk