Job Description

Company & Role Overview

Our client in the Education sector is currently in the market for a creative and enthusiastic Director of HR with a generalist HR background! The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the school remains compliant with current HR policies/legislations as well as employment law best practice. A flexible and hands-on approach is essential, as is experience within an educational environment.

Main Responsibilities

  • Providing support to the COO in all areas of HR management and leadership
  • Keep up to date with changes in HR (including recruitment, home office visa and licence requirements, employment) legislation, guidance and good practice accordingly.
  • Liaise with the Schools’ HR lawyers as appropriate.
  • Advice to line managers regarding absence, sickness, capability and disciplinary
  • Provide HR advice on change management e.g. changes in remuneration policy/pay scales, employment contract terms and conditions, appointments, dismissals and grievances.
  • Review published job adverts to ensure they are compliant with current legislation and remuneration is competitive with market rates.
  • Manage design adverts, write job descriptions, collect applications, assist with preparation of interview questions ensuring staff are recruited in line with safer recruitment guidance
  •  Ensure HR policies are updated
  • Undertake the in-house payroll
  • Attend and advise on appropriate staff training and development procedures.


  • CIPD qualification.
  • Educated to university level or equivalent
  • Working in an educational institution (e.g. a university, state or an independent school).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of HR, including 3 years in a management role
  • Knowledge of current HR best practice and legislation.

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