Head of HR
- Mossbourne Federation
- Hackney, London
- £45,000 - £60,000 (Dependent on experience)
- HR Manager, Head of HR
- Job Level
- Director / Head / VP
- Contract type
The Mossbourne Federation is the realisation of Sir Clive Bourne’s dream to provide the children of Hackney with an outstanding education. Since 2004 the Federation has nurtured Sir Clive’s dream by fostering kind, courteous, hard-working and well-rounded learners by providing an outstanding education based on the core values of ‘Excellence’, ‘No Excuses’ and ‘Unity’. Through upholding these core values, Mossbourne will be the first academy federation whose schools are without exception, exceptional.
The Federation’s calm working atmosphere creates well-rounded individuals who excel in the arts, on the sporting field and academically. All learners, regardless of ability, benefit from the innovative and enlightened approaches to teaching and learning within The Mossbourne Federation.
The Mossbourne Federation comprises four academies: Mossbourne Community Academy (secondary and which includes The Mossbourne Federation Sixth Form), Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy (secondary), Mossbourne Parkside Academy (primary) and Mossbourne Riverside Academy (primary).
Located in the London 2012 Olympic Park, at Mossbourne Riverside Academy (MRA) we continue to build on The Mossbourne Federation ethos of exceptional education for all of our pupils. With learning at the heart of everything we do MRA continues to raise expectations and achievement in Hackney and its neighbouring boroughs; we believe that all pupils can fulfil their true potential. Our pupils receive great lessons, enjoy a vibrant curriculum and have access to world-class sporting facilities. Our outstanding teaching staff provide pupils with a happy and caring learning environment, with high expectations for behaviour and manners throughout the academy.
About the role
The Mossbourne Federation is recruiting for a Head of HR to join our busy HR team. We are looking for a professional who is highly driven, efficient and motivated, whose experience will be instrumental in developing the HR Function across the Federation. The role requires a strategic thinker able to manage a hybrid of matrixed/hierarchal organisational structures, whilst maintaining operational oversight. The successful candidate will be conversant with the HR operations of a multi academy trust or comparable organisation.
The HR Team are comprised of three Business Partners & HR Systems Administrator, collectively who support the four Academies within the trust. The Team are highly visible, being co-located across sites, and provide the full remit of HR services encompassing, HR advice and guidance, recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, equality, diversity and inclusion. The Head of HR will directly line manage each member of the team, as well as being operationally responsible for HR.
You will need to be approachable, a confident communicator both in writing and in person, able to manage and demonstrate leadership skills. You will also need to be adaptable, able to meet changing priorities of the Federation and be willing to support the team across a range of tasks and projects. You will need to care about the services you provide and the people you are supporting, and be enthusiastic around reviewing policies, processes and suggesting improvements. Working directly with the senior leadership team, you will need to build confidence in the HR function and be able to navigate a complex set of requirements, which meet the divergent needs of each academy.
Federation staff are rewarded through access to a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to:
• First Rate Professional Development
• Season Ticket Loans
• MossBike – Cycle to work scheme
• Coaching and Mentoring
• Corporate Gym Membership
• Local Government Pension
• Recruitment Applicant Awards
If you are passionate about innovative education, have a commitment to personal excellence and are ready for a new challenge, we welcome your application.
To apply for this role, please follow the link to our website and complete our online application form - www.mossbourne.org/vacancies [mossbourne.org]
“The Mossbourne Federation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.”
NB: Applications may be considered whilst the post is being advertised. The Mossbourne Federation reserves the right to close adverts earlier than the stated deadline. We advise early applications are submitted.