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Head of HR

The Howard Academy Trust
Medway, Kent
£50,000 - £60,000 dependent on experience
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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The Howard Academy Trust has a fantastic opportunity for an established or aspiring Head of HR to join our excellent central team. The successful candidate will join us at an exciting time in our growth as a MAT and as such the role comes with excellent progression and development opportunities.

The role will lead on continuing to enhance our already strong HR function and will lead on our strategic objective to: “Champion our THAT people strategy to retain, recruit and reward an excellent workforce”.

The Head of HR forms an integral part of the Trust’s management team and will lead on all aspects of HR and Payroll. We are at an exciting time in our HR journey where we look to build on our strong foundations and take our HR and people strategy to the next level.

Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust 

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer: 

  • CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free Flu Jabs
  • Free Health Checks 
  • Access EarlyPay
  • Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 –2 week courses
  • 27 days Annual Leave entitlement, to increase after 5 years service
  • Discounted gym membership at Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
  • Wellbeing afternoons
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Access to industry leading CPD subscriptions
  • Subsidised Private Healthcare

This role has some opportunities flexible working, which can be discussed with individual candidates.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

References will be taken up for those candidates short-listed for interview (unless otherwise requested). The interview process will consist of an interview and assessment task.  The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.   The closing date is midnight on Friday 29 July 2022. Applicants should apply via our online application process via

If you wish to discuss this vacancy further please contact Kyle Taylor, Director of Finance and Operations on 01634 265770 x 1006. 

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