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Director of HR

St Albans High school for Girls
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Commensurate with skills and experience salary IRO £65,000 per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
HR Director
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Director of HR

Permanent / Full-time, 52 weeks per year

Commensurate with skills and experience salary IRO £65,000 per annum

STAHS is a vibrant school supported by a diverse and enthusiastic community of staff, pupils, parents and alumni. It is important that our staff reflect the diversity of our community, and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from people of all genders and sexual orientation, those from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

Our vibrant, welcoming school is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Director of HR. The Director of HR reports to the Bursar and is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of HR advice and services to all employees, covering the full employment lifecycle from recruitment and onboarding to termination. HR also oversee staff compliance and safeguarding and manage the Single Central Register to ensure that the School continues to be a safe place to work and study. 

A proven track record of successfully managing complex projects and multi-disciplinary teams within a similar senior position are essential for this position. Whilst previous experience within the education sector is not a requirement, candidates must be able to transfer their experience, skills and knowledge into a high performing education setting. Excellent communication along with the ability to encourage innovation are key attributes, in order to share a creative culture of continuous improvement amongst your team and colleagues. 

This is a permanent position, offered on a full-time basis, 52 weeks per year. The working hours will be 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am – 4.30pm on Friday with a 60 minute unpaid lunch break.

In return we offer:

  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities
  • An opportunity to join our warm, vibrant and ambitious independent day school set in the heart of St Albans, easily accessible to central and outer London
  • Use of sports facilities, including gym*
  • An extensive benefits package; free lunches, generous pension scheme, free life assurance
  • Competitive salary

* Conditions apply

Details of the role and application process are available on the school’s website Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date for applications is 9am 27 January 2022

1st stage Interviews to be held on 3 February 2022

2nd stage Interviews to be held on 9 February 2022

The High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Registered Charity No: 311065

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