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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

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Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours a week, full time all year

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

G8 SP28-33, £31,365- £35,745 - Pay award pending

Pay scale

G8 SP28-33, £31,365- £35,745 - Pay award pending

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Shaw Education Trust’s regional HR team as a Regional People Advisor working across a cluster of academies within the Northwest and Stoke areas. The role is hybrid with a mix of travelling to the schools you cover, home and head office so access to a vehicle and full driving licence required.

Working closely with academies, you will provide a proactive people service whilst supporting the Head of HR to shape the people strategy for the future. You will act as an advisor to academy leaders, teachers and support staff, collaborate with teams within our academies, advising on employment practices, learning and development, pay and conditions, talent planning, absence and welfare and disciplinary and grievance matters. Equally importantly, you will drive profound change to ensure we comply with evolving legislation.

The ideal candidate will be CIPD-qualified professional or with relevant experience, you will bring sound generalist HR experience gained in a fast-moving environment. You will need experience of case management, the ability to interpret and apply guidelines, experience of advising leaders and have the experience to be able to define best practice. Familiarity with educational issues would naturally be useful, but your interpersonal, conflict resolution and influencing skills will be of far more importance.

What the school offers its staff

Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your Teaching or Support Staff employment:

  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff)
  • Support Staff only based on working full time, all year - Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (37 days holiday rising to 39 days after 5 years’ service including Bank Holidays)
  • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

We know our people are the key to our success and so we’re committed to ensuring the employment experience at Shaw Education Trust is a rewarding one.

Shaw Education Trust are a thriving mix of diverse and growing schools including Primary, Secondary and Special Schools all working together to improve the lives of young people in our communities. We are sponsored by Shaw Trust a charity organisation that focuses on transforming lives. We’re a growing group of dynamically awesome academies providing education to children of all ages and abilities. Staff across our team of schools are dedicated to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to be successful, whatever their starting point in life.

Our schools span from Birmingham to Bury, meaning that we can support students from all walks of life, no matter their background or socioeconomic status. In doing this, we are able to help ensure all children are able to access a high standard of education, with all being treated equally.

Unlike other MATs, we don’t enforce a curriculum for all our schools to follow. Instead, we support each individual school to offer a programme that enables our students to deepen their knowledge, develop their skills, sparks their imagination and fires their curiosity.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:•protecting children from maltreatment;•preventingimpairmentofchildren’smentalandphysicalhealthordevelopment;•ensuringthatchildrengrowupincircumstancesconsistentwiththeprovisionof safe and effective care; and• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Shaw Education Trust recognises that in order to keep pupils safe, leaders must create where pupils and staff are able to speak freely and share any concerns they have. There must be mechanisms in place to ensure pupils of all ages and abilities are able to communicate their views

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About The Shaw Education Trust

Multi-academy trust

We place high achievement at the heart of everything we do. We are determined that no individual has their opportunities limited by their background, or by their ability. We are focused on harnessing the power of people to affect positive change for our children and young adults. We work closely with children, leaders, teachers and support teams, to create their individual best futures: one size fits one. Education should be an exciting space, buzzing with vibrancy, dynamism and unlimited potential. Innovation and entrepreneurialism fuel our passion, enabling creativity and re-conceptualisation to be agilely applied to context and circumstance. We love a pirate!

Far too often education becomes competitive; combative and driven by perverse incentives. At Shaw Education Trust we do not believe it should be that way, we know that great strength comes from co-operation and working together. An excellent education, in a supportive environment, is what every student attending one of our academies will experience. Central to this is the support we provide to our staff teams, this enables them to continually develop their knowledge, practice and expertise. By offering high quality training and research-based opportunities our colleagues are well motivated, highly valued, and incredibly driven professionals. We are proud of them!

Our learning community is further enhanced by ensuring that we have a mix of academies (primary, secondary and specialist) within our Trust; all with an equal voice. This allows us to create a conglomerate of folk with a wide range of valuable experience and knowledge, thereby ensuring rich collaborative opportunities across our Trust, alongside a cadre of proven impact.

We value and enjoy the privilege of every day we have with our children and young adults; they are precious cargo. We recognise that our academies are just one step in their educational and life journey. We take seriously the responsibility to ensure all are equipped to take their right next step. Accordingly we offer a range of support to address life beyond school, develop students' independence, prepare for university, apprenticeships, or the world of work. The only thing that counts is our learners’ success.

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