Regional HR Partner

Sutton, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Regional HR Partner to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will play a critical role in providing HR support and guidance to our schools,staff and stakeholders. This role requires a proactive individual who can partner with the wider HR team to drive HR initiatives that support business goals and foster a positive workplace culture.

Greenshaw Learning Trust is a highly successful multi academy trust that provides excellent quality, comprehensive, non-selective and inclusive education through primary schools and secondary schools. Our schools are based in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Plymouth.

We also have three shared service hubs with remote / hybrid working opportunities where appropriate. We are building a family of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing their own distinctive character. We thrive from collaboration at every level. We encourage a culture of sharing ideas and learning from one another. As a Trust of schools, we are ‘Always Learning’.

Main responsibilities:

The Regional HR Partner will support the Director of People and Head of HR to provide a professional, consistent and effective HR service to all GLT Schools, staff and stakeholders and to the Trust Shared Service. This will include being the professional HR expert on all HR matters and ensure that the Trust remains wholly compliant with all legislation and educational regulations.

This role will be supporting a group of schools within the Sutton / Outer London area whilst also leading on the delivery of key HR projects, with an emphasis on learning and development, as part of the wider GLT HR team.

Areas of focus will be:

  • Contract & Operations
  • HR Projects
  • Recruitment
  • Employee Relations
  • Payroll/Budgetary support
  • Analysis Reporting
  • Line Managing HR Leads in allocated schools

You will need:

  • Chartered Member of CIPD or equivalent or working towards 
  • Level 5 CIPD qualification
  • Substantial experience in a Senior HR role or in a generalist HR role 
  • Strong employment law knowledge with the ability to apply employment law concepts in a flexible way balancing legal compliance with Trust values
  • Experience of leading L&D activity or an interest in this area
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written – able to deal with a variety of people sensitively, empathetically and, when necessary, assertively

The following would also be an advantage:

  • A good understanding of the education sector and in particular, the conditions of the Burgundy and Green Book
  • Experience of PAYE and Pensions administration 
  • Sound knowledge of appropriate payroll and financial strategies.
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience of ITrent or other HRIS systems.
  • Line management experience
  • Knowledge of budget control and management
  • Use of car and current driving licence (travel to various schools in your area is a key part of the role)

What’s in it for you:

  • Professional development and career progression
  • Generous pension scheme
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • Gym Discounts
  • Free eye tests
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme
  • Being part of a great team and expanding organisation

Please download the recruitment pack for further information.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 30th June 2024. We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

We are committed to building an inclusive, diverse workplace where everyone can thrive. If you require any support or adjustments to interact with us, please let us know.

Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


NJC pay scale, Outer London, NJC Scale Points 38-43 (£49,083 – £54,129)

CIPD Level 5 Required

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