Human Resources Manager - Astrea Academy Trust

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Sheffield S5 0JF, UK
128 Gregg House Road England S5 0JF GB

Position:                           Human Resources Manager

Salary:                               £38,000 to £42,000 DoE (37.5 hours per week; full year)

Contract Type:                Permanent                     

Reporting to:                   Head of HR Operations

Location:                          South Yorkshire based with occasional travel to Cambridgeshire


About Us

Astrea Academy Trust is in an exciting period of growth and development. To support our ambitions, we are seeking to recruit an experienced HR Manager to join the Central HR Team based in South Yorkshire.  You will provide a complete HR generalist service to the Academies and Central Team. This includes expert support on the full HR remit, including resourcing, employee relations and TUPE as well as playing an active part in a number of key strategic change and transformation projects.

Our vision is to provide a high quality, cost effective, customer focused, professional and strategic HR service. We take pride in our responsibilities within a developing people strategy, our aspirations to become an ‘Employer of Choice’ are underpinned by a clear ethos and values to ensure our employees are well-led, positively engaged and have the support and motivation to perform at their best in a period of significant change. A number of benefits we offer including home working opportunities, flexible working arrangements, generous annual leave entitlement and Local Government pension scheme access.

Job Purpose

As our HR Manager, you will work with the Head of HR Operations and collaboratively with Finance colleagues and our Academy leaders to build sustainable, cost effective people structures, alongside promoting people management best practice to manage employees fairly and inclusively.

You will provide a variety of expert HR advice, guidance and support to enable the delivery of business objectives, whilst managing a small team of HR Advisors working across four distinct and diverse regional Hubs. The ideal candidate will lead and support their team to achieve its full potential in delivering a first class HR service to a portfolio of Primary and Secondary Academies. You will also support one of the smaller Hubs and the Central team with people challenges. HR expertise and leadership skills will be paramount in supporting the HR Advisors to build effective relationships with the Executive Hub Principals for the delivery of key objectives.

About You

We are looking for a Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HR Management/Development, plus a commitment to become a Chartered Member of CIPD.  You must be committed to working in genuine partnership with our Trades Unions colleagues on change management initiatives and complex ER cases and hold a strong knowledge of employment law. Experience of the challenges within the education sector is highly advantageous.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work comfortably in a fast paced environment demonstrating flexibility to adapt to the needs of the organisation. This is a truly unique opportunity where you will be able to demonstrate your full range of skills and experience in a supportive and forward thinking organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your own professional development in a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We welcome all applicants who meet the criteria in the accompanying recruitment pack. To arrange an informal discussion or to submit your application form, please contact:

Tom Fort
Recruitment Officer



Closing date: 5th August

Interview date: Week Commencing 12th August

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.




Recruitment Pack – Human Resources Manager


Application Form

£38,000 to £42,000 DoE
Closing date for applications
August 5, 2019
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