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  • Start date details

    To be confirmed

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    20 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 Hours per week (additional hours may be required to meet the requirements of the role)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £90,595 and £102,570

What skills and experience we're looking for

Following the retirement of our highly successful HR Director, we are seeking to appoint a Director of People. The Director of People will lead on the development and implementation of a diocesan wide, sector leading People Strategy and drive the provision of a forward-thinking, responsive and progressive HR service whilst ensuring that all CMATs are compliant with policies, procedures and best practice.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone looking for the next step in their HR career. The successful applicant will need to be CIPD qualified at Level 7 (or equivalent experience at senior HR level) together with the ability to demonstrate creative and strategically strong HR leadership skills and competence, alongside proven senior leadership experience of delivering positive change, building motivated teams and contributing at executive board level.

The Director of People will be employed by one of the CMATs but will work across all three and will be responsible for the line management of the three HR functions. The Director of People will enjoy close working relationships with CEOs, colleagues in central functions, headteachers, the CMAT Boards and the Director of Education for the Diocese of Nottingham. In addition to a competitive salary, there is a pension scheme, generous holiday, agile working and professional development.

What the school offers its staff

The Diocese of Nottingham covers most of the East Midlands and has a strong tradition of providing an excellent Catholic education to around 29,000 children and young people in 84 maintained schools (69 primary and 15 secondary). We employ around 4,000 staff within our three Catholic Multi-Academy Trusts.

Our Lady of Lourdes, covering Nottingham city, Nottinghamshire and all of Lincolnshire.

St Ralph Sherwin, covering Derby city, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Stockport.

St Thomas Aquinas, covering Leicester city, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust

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