Deputy Director of Human Resources – HR Services

Start Date:                ASAP

Contract Type:          Full time, 37 hours per week, all year                                     round

Contract: Term:        Permanent

Salary:                       N11, £47,841 - £50,938

The post holder will be based at one of our sites, location to be confirmed, but will be required to work across the Trust and regularly travel to our other sites.

Gosforth Group is a fast growing multi-academy trust currently comprising of 6 academies, two of which opened in September 2021, and a central MAT team.  We are looking to appoint a Deputy Director of Human Resources, HR Services, who will work across the Trust and play an important role in supporting the Trust’s growth plans. This is a newly established post, forming a key part of the central MAT HR team.

Working closely with the Deputy Director of Human Resources – Organisational Development, Projects and Policy, the Deputy Director of Human Resources, HR Services will be responsible for managing the development and delivery of a proactive, customer focussed HR support, advice and administration service, and for ensuring consistency in approach, in relation to operational HR matters across the Trust.

The Deputy Director of Human Resources – HR Services will also be responsible for making sure that the Trust attracts, engages and retains a high calibre, flexible workforce through the development of creative recruitment and resourcing solutions, ensuring effective on-boarding, and supporting the implementation and embedding of proactive employee engagement and other organisational and workforce development initiatives.

The successful candidate will be able to clearly demonstrate previous experience in managing the development and delivery of proactive and customer focussed HR services, within a unionised environment, across multiple sites. They will be a creative thinker and have excellent communication, negotiation and time management skills along with a meticulous attention to detail.

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a growing, diverse multi-academy trust.

For further details please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for this post.

Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

Please email your application form to (or if you have any queries).   

Closing date is 09:00 on TMonday 21st March 2022