HR Business Partner
5 days left
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious CIPD qualified HR professional to join the team at the University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust (UWMAT) to support the Human Resources team in the next phase of its development. 2 HR Business Partners are being sought to support the HR Director and Hub Leaders in the expansion of the organisation and the day to day running of the HR Service within 2 Primary Hubs consisting of 5 academies each.
UWMAT is a medium sized Multi Academy Trust, sponsored by the University of Wolverhampton with its central team based at Walsall Campus, near Junction 9 of the M6. Reporting to the HR Director, your knowledge and experience of employee relations particularly in case management in a school/MAT setting will be essential in this multi-site role. Your base will be in Walsall although there will be a requirement to travel across the local region within your allocated Primary Hub - typically within 25 miles from the office base and on occasion national travel may be required to meet the needs of the role. You must be willing to cross cover for your Hub counter-part during times of absence.
You will bring experience of excellent management of Employee Relations; Change Management including TUPE, with a proven track record of effective relationship management based on trust and integrity as you will be working closely with Senior Leaders and Headteachers. The ideal candidate will be a tenacious, influential and a solution focused HR Generalist who will be an excellent team player providing highly effective commercial advice and support to our academies.
You will support the Director of HR in delivering the People Strategy as well as supporting academies on operational delivery of recruitment, managing performance, reward and recognition, policy development, HR training, TUPE and restructuring programmes.
Your excellent knowledge of employment law will enable you to work at pace, autonomously and be able to build good working relationships quickly with key stakeholders. You will provide day to day information, advice and guidance on a broad range of HR issues to academies, Trust Officers and other key stakeholders within the Trust.
Experience of HR in schools/MAT education or public sector is essential in this role. The Trust is committed to continuous professional development and offers the following benefits:
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Access to Occupational Health
• Access to the University of Wolverhampton Campus including discounted gym membership
• Free car parking
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Employee benefits scheme via Sodexo
• Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
Closing Date: Midday 25th October 2021
Interview Date: Tuesday 9th November 2021
Due to Covid-19 some elements of the recruitment process may take place virtually.
For an informal chat with the Director of HR, please email HR@UWMAT.co.uk
The University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We therefore expect all staff and volunteers to work to and within school policies and procedures, including safeguarding, child protection and health and safety.
This post is subject to satisfactory references which will be requested prior to the interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.