Trust Director of People

Coventry, West Midlands
Salary / Grade: G9 £42,821 - £49,449 (Dependent on skills & experience)
15 Nov 2021
29 Nov 2021
Karen Steele
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Salary / Grade: G9 £42,821 - £49,449 (Dependent on skills & experience)

Full Time, permanent position (All Year Round) 5 days a week (37 hours)

Working pattern to be confirmed between the hours of 8am and 5pm

Start Date: January 2022

Are you an experienced HR manager looking for your next career move? Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join our developing, successful and forward- thinking Multi-Academy Trust of six schools as we begin to establish our People Team. This is an opportunity to play a key role providing leadership, creativity and a clear vision for our Trust ’s People Strategy. We create a culture and environment that makes employees feel happy and proud to work within our Trust.

The Castle Phoenix Trust is looking for a Trust Director of People based in Coventry. The role is intended to be part of the MAT’s Executive Management Team (EMT), leading the developing central-services HR function and will evolve with the Trust, which is in its 8th year, having been established in February 2013.

The Trust’s strategic objectives focus on providing the best possible school experience for its pupils and staff, aiming to provide good education and be the best employer possible.

About the Role

You will be responsible for leading, coaching, and overseeing the entire People team. As Director of People, you will be responsible for providing a comprehensive HR/ People service for over 650 staff within the Castle Phoenix Multi-Academy Trust, focusing on maximising the value and talent of our employees. Together with senior leaders and our People Team, you will develop and drive forward our people strategy across the trust. You will be providing strategic direction for the Trust’s HR Central Service in particular, and contributing more widely to the Trust as a whole as part of the EMT who proactively create new systems to improve ways of working and growing professionally.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an effective communicator with highly developed interpersonal skills who wants to be part of a team who continuously strives to be better. You will be expected to establish professional working relationships with our Trust Leadership Team, relevant external support providers, EMT, teachers and support staff, the Finance Team, all personnel in individual schools and other Trust Central teams

You should have: A relevant HR qualification, e.g. CIPD (level 7) and/or significant current experience at high level. A high standard of education, literacy and numeracy (minimum equivalence of GCSE C/5 English and Maths).

How to apply for the Director of People role:

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Monday 29 November 2021.

Interviews are to be held on Monday 06 December 2021.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Karen Steele, Trust Executive Assistant on or 02476 884 916. Application packs are available from Karen Steele or visit our website to download further details. Application forms should be returned to

You must be eligible to work in the UK. Other suitable skills and experience include: HR Manager, Resources manager, Manager, HR advisor, Operations manager, Recruitment Manager, HR Administrator, HR Consultant, HR Director, HR Generalist, HR Officer, Payroll Manager, Recruitment Coordinator, Relations Manager.


This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The Trust is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and creating a culture of vigilance and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and vigilance