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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other leadership roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, flexible: 37 hours per week - to be worked flexibly over 5 days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£58,957 - £81,068 (pending Sep. 2024 pay award)

What skills and experience we're looking for

PLEASE NOTE: This role will be based at our Trust office in Congleton (Cheshire East) and the successful candidate will be expected to be able to travel to all Trust schools, occasionally, and home working will be supported.

This is a great opportunity to work alongside and contribute to a passionate executive leadership team, leading the People and HR functions of the trust, and working with colleagues and senior leaders across the organisation. The role may also include visiting and working in schools across the trust and leading all aspects of HR and people management. This is a truly exciting time to join a growing and ambitious trust, whose aim is to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable pupils in the region.

  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Qualified to CIPD Level 7 or equivalent (or Level 5 and working towards Level 7)
  • 1 x A Level (or equivalent) and 5 x A*-C GCSE or equivalent to include English and Mathematics
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Strategic Human Resources and developing systems and processes to support organisational objectives
  • Dealing at a senior level within an organisation, and leading on organisational development
  • Establishing and updating HR policies, procedures and processes in line with the wider organisational strategy
  • Experience of managing and leading TUPE processes
  • Handling complex employee relations casework, while retaining a broad perspective
  • Significant experience as an HR generalist at a senior level
  • Significant experience of managing HR procedures – managing staff absence, overseeing recruitment, inductions, CPD, disciplinary action, TUPE, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills appropriate to the need to communicate effectively with colleagues, children and other professionals
  • Experience of successful working, consultation and negotiation with Trade Union representatives

  • Show versatility to be able to ‘flex’ between high-level strategic direction and ground-level HR operational tasks

  • Present excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to adapt messages to suit the audience being addressed

  • Promote interpersonal skills demonstrating diplomacy and discretion

  • Be an effective influencer, and highly confident in communicating with Trustees, Headteachers, Office Managers and staff across the entire organisation

  • Show a good level of IT competency

  • Be highly numerate, with the ability to interpret and analyse data

  • Inspire others with confidence and knowledge

  • Communicate effectively to groups and individuals, orally and in writing

  • Resolve conflict through active listening and negotiation

  • Demonstrate a flexible approach and a willingness to listen to others

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Remain calm when working under pressure.

  • Ability to show patience and empathy

  • Protect sensitive data and work with data protection standards and GDPR.

  • Commitment to the Trust’s ethos, aims and values

  • Commitment to the highest standards of child protection and safeguarding

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Prepared to challenge constructively, and be solutions-focused with regard to current and historical working practices

  • Emotionally intelligent, confident and decisive

  • High level of professionalism and integrity, with the ability to maintain confidences

  • Discipline and resilience to complete tasks often without support or supervision

  • Ability to form positive working relationships with staff at all levels throughout the school, and with the wider community

  • Willingness to update knowledge of HR best practice and employment or other relevant legislation

  • Ability to travel independently to schools where required – with notice.

  • Satisfactory adherence to trust safer recruitment practice (DBS check, references, external occupational health check)

What the school offers its staff

Looking After our Team

At the YES Trust, we believe our aims and vision for our students and their carers are best achieved through supported and valued team members. We offer the following benefits to all trust employees from their first day with us:

  • Access and support with training and CPD including further professional qualifications.
  • Specialist training where required
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible and supportive approach to work
  • Free lunch at school
  • Free parking
  • Nursery benefits
  • Tusker car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Education Mutual – access to free face to face counselling, physiotherapy, nurse help-line, prescription service whenever you need it
  • Perkbox

-A huge range of discounts, free gifts, perks including shopping, eating out, holidays

-The wellness Hub – access to a variety of practical and useful resources

-Medical – on-line GP appointments, prescriptions and advice at a time convenient to you

Commitment to safeguarding

The safe recruitment of staff in the Trust is the first step in the effective safeguarding and promotion of welfare for our children. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers in the Trust to share this commitment. It is recognised that this can only be achieved through sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and the recruitment and retention of competent, motivated employees who are suited to, and fulfilled in the roles they undertake.

A copy of the Trust’s Safer Recruitment Policy is available on request.

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About Youth Engagement Schools Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01260 490042

The Youth Engagement Schools (YES) Trust is a multi-academy trust based broadly in the North West of England. Together, we have developed a growing family of schools which makes a difference for children and young people. As we continue to set and raise the bar in all the work we undertake, we are keen to maintain our national recognition as one of the highest achieving alternative and SEN multi-academy trusts in the country.

We unashamedly use words like “kindness” and “compassion” in our values. Our ability to make that difference rests on our vision and our core values which include an absolute belief in the importance of collaboration and mutual support, and on our recognition of the trust as a family of schools in which colleagues are equally valued. We want to continue this further, and to become the employer of choice for teaching and support staff across the region.

We are:
• Child centred
• Adaptive and sensitive to need
• Authentic in our relationships

We strive for:
• Solution-focused mindsets
• A climate of reflection and feedback
• Intrinsic motivation *
• Continual improvement
• A culture of collaboration

Our minimum expectations of our staff are:
• Belief in our core values
• Professional conduct at all times
• Appropriate communication
• Ability to follow direction
• Kindness and compassion
• Flexibility and adaptability

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