HR Business Partner - Sheffield - L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

HR Business Partner - Sheffield

Closing date: 16/09/2017
Salary: £ 32-36k depending on experience + excellent benefits

Job description:

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is an established and growing multi-academy trust committed to providing the highest quality education to enable every pupil to realise their full potential.   

With Head Office in Nottingham, covering Sheffield, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire regions, L.E.A.D. is rated as one of the top 7 academy trusts nationally. L.E.A.D. currently has 21 academies, with further growth planned. This is a unique opportunity to join a thriving and successful organisation. 

We are looking for a HR Business Partner to join our busy HR team to contribute to a proactive, effective and efficient HR service, ensuring that strategies are in place to balance the needs of individual academies whilst supporting the delivery of the L.E.A.D. strategic objectives. Your advice will be commercially focussed and fit for purpose within the primary and secondary education sector. 

You will be responsible for providing professional support and HR advice to colleagues, academy head teachers and senior staff on employee relations and other HR matters. This is a true partnering role, which will provide opportunity to work in a variety of HR disciplines. 

You will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Experience of providing advice on HR best practice
  • Experience of working in a unionised environment
  • Knowledge, and preferably experience, of the schools/education sector
  • Excellent working knowledge of employment law
  • Experience of complex employee relations casework
  • Ability to strategically counsel school leaders 

This is a full-time position and will be based in Sheffield, although travel 1-2 days a week to Head Office and the other academies in the East Midlands will be expected.  In return, L.E.A.D. offer excellent benefits including, 38 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) plus a generous local authority pension scheme.

This is a superb opportunity to develop and progress professionally and to impact upon children’s learning. 

Closing date: 17 September 2017

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust was recently named by Ofsted's Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, as a "high performer" and that it should be used as an example to others.

 'The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is one of the strongest sponsors operating in the East Midlands, with a track record of successfully improving underperforming schools...' Department for Education, 29 May 2015, Leicester Mercury

 The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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