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  • Application deadline

    2 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

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Full time
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Job summary

Are you a passionate, self-motivated and ambitious Human Resources leader looking to make an impact in a vibrant and thriving Multi-Academy Trust?

About Star Central

Star Central, which is based at our head office in Blackburn, Lancashire, provides leadership, strategic direction and support to Star Academies, Star Institute and our schools.

The Star Central team includes experts from a range of professional backgrounds, who work together to provide an outstanding support service to the Star community. We support our schools to provide educational and operational excellence and to cultivate a strong Star community, with the aim of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a talented HR lead professional with experience of operating at a senior level within a large, complex, people-focused organisation.

You will bring a strong delivery and problem-solving focus with the ability to persuade, influence and secure the confidence of others through building collaborative working relationships with a wide range of senior stakeholders.

The position requires an individual who can work both strategically and operationally, taking a hands-on, action-orientated approach.

You will have a track record of successful HR leadership that includes sound technical knowledge and extensive experience in organisational development, talent and performance management, recruitment and retention, HR advisory services, HR management systems and systems development, employee engagement, staff well-being and motivation.

You will also be an inclusive leader who is fully able to harness the talents of others by securing high levels of engagement and creating an environment where individuals are enthused, ambitious to succeed and happy in their work.

Working in partnership with our training and development centre, the Star Institute, you will ensure that succession planning and talent management is supported by focused professional development across the Trust and its schools.

You will have:

- A passionate belief in the role of high quality HR services to enable and empower leaders and staff to transform outcomes for children and young people.
- Strong strategic thinking, planning and analytical skills.
- The ability to lead, motivate and inspire a team of HR professionals currently delivering a service to over 2500 employees.
- A track record of success as an HR lead professional.
- A thorough knowledge of current employment legislation and HR best practice and the ability to apply this effectively in a large, complex organisation.
- The capability to establish your credibility and gain the confidence of school and Trust leaders quickly.
- Full commitment to our vision and values.

About Star Academies

Star Academies is one of the country’s highest performing and fastest growing multi academy trusts, currently operating over 25 primary and secondary schools nationally. We are a values-based organisation that successfully works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them thrive at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.

Key Dates

​​​​​​​Closing Date: Wednesday, 02 February 2022 at midnight
Interview Date: Wednesday, 09 February 2022
Proposed Start Date: To be confirmed.

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Additional allowances

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Applying for the job

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Trust overview

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
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About Star Academies

Star Academies runs a growing network of primary and secondary schools, with clusters in Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and East London. It is our mission to deliver the very best education to young people in our schools across the UK. As well as achieving excellent academic results, Star schools are deeply committed to the personal development of our young people. We are proud to contribute to the communities we work in and students have the opportunity to support local projects.

Arrange a visit to Star Academies

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Daniel Burgess (Resourcing Partner) by calling 0330 313 9150 or emailing daniel.burgess@staracademies.org.

Head office location

Shadsworth Road, Blackburn, BB1 2HT

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