Director of HR

Francis Holland Schools

  • Permanent
  • London
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Director of HR
Date posted:6th April 2023
Closing date:30th April 2023

The first Francis Holland School was established in 1878 by the Canon Reverend Francis Holland, chaplain to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. An innovator in his day, Francis Holland was committed to the advancement and provision of education for girls. This spirit of innovation and advancement lives on in the Trust today.

The Francis Holland Schools Trust comprises of three leading independent girls’ schools in two central London locations. The trust provides financial stability through a shared Bursary and a Board of Governors known as The Council. While each school has its own vision and ethos, the Trust’s overarching commitment is to nurture pupils’ potential, develop resilience and help them become fulfilled adults who will make a positive difference in a fast-changing inter-connected world. Our people are central to our success; their commitment to our schools is the foundation for the experience our pupils have whilst studying.

The Trust are seeking a new Director of HR to lead and deliver a contemporary HR practice and evolve our thinking about the most important part of our organisation – our people. A key part of the role will be to consider how we recruit, recognise, and reward the contribution of our people. You will also work closely with the Heads to ensure our schools remains compliant with current HR and employment law best practice. You will play a hands-on role in the day-to-day operational running of the department.

Whilst previous education experience is not required, an understanding of schools’ management would be beneficial. Candidates will bring an in-depth knowledge of employment law and HR best practice. You will enjoy building strong and credible relationships with other leaders. The role will suit a diplomatic individual who can confidently advise senior leaders, on complex issues and who is also happy to be hands-on with the day-to-day tasks of the department.

The closing date for applications is noon on Sunday 30th April 2023.

Safeguarding The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Statutory checks including a satisfactory DBS certificate and references will be a requirement for this role. This role is classed as regulated activity with children as it involves working within the school on a day-to-day basis with regular and frequent opportunity for contact with children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974.

We strive for a diverse workforce with the very best employees and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. The Trust encourages applications from underrepresented groups inclusive of Black, Asian and other minoritised/marginalised ethnic groups, all gender identities and expressions from the LGBT+ community, candidates with a disability, and those that practise different faiths and beliefs, to enhance our One Community where we strive to be kind, patient, and supportive of each other.

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