Trust HR (People) Manager

Castle Phoenix Trust
Coventry, West Midlands
Grade 7 (Full time, all year round, salary band £33,000 pa to £39,000 pa)
25 Jan 2022
07 Feb 2022
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Grade 7 (Full time, all year round, salary band £33,000 pa to £39,000 pa), All year round or term time only. Hours to be negotiated.

Start Date:  February/March 2022 onwards.

This is an exciting time to join Castle Phoenix Trust, to feel valued as we progress on our journey of continued success.   We are seeking to appoint an experienced HR professional to provide comprehensive support as part of the Central Services team.  This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your HR skills as well as honing your leadership skills whilst making a real difference to staff and young people.

With the support of our Executive team and in partnership with our central services team, you will play a key HR role to the portfolio of six schools in our Trust, in which we employ 750 staff.  The role entails providing a full range of employee relations advice, undertaking case project work and contributing to the development of HR policies and procedures. As a HR (People) Manager you will be designated a specific school(s) to support on a regular basis alongside taking a Trust strategic and leading role on a key aspect of our People Strategy. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain some really valuable experience in a forward thinking environment and to put your strong HR skills to the test, working closely with a range of stakeholders in a very professional and friendly environment.

We will be looking for excellent communication, IT and organisational skills, a discrete, flexible and professional attitude, the ability to prioritise and make sound decisions. You will be committed to the Trust’s working values including Respect To All From All as well as the Trust’s people strategy to Attract and Recruit the Best Staff and to Retain and Reward Staff through Recognising their Contribution. You will be able to quickly establish credibility, partnership and collaboration with a range of stakeholders. Once you have advised leaders on the options available to them, you will support them with their chosen decision. Some flexibility in working hours may be required to support evening meetings, specific project work, with prior notice. Travel will be required so the successful candidate would need to provide their own transport for business use.


This fulfilling role will provide a wealth of developmental opportunities and we will ensure you receive a comprehensive induction programme and our commitment to your own CPD. Initial areas for focus for this role will be supporting secondary schools, taking a Trust lead on key aspects of HR. We offer a range of benefits which include the local government pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, access to the on-site gym and swimming pool, free parking, an employee discount scheme and investment in staff wellbeing and recognition initiatives through our wellbeing committee and people strategy.

Castle Phoenix Trust has a great deal to be proud of, with super facilities and a desire to continuously improve. If you have the passion and determination to be a valued part of our team, we would love to hear from you.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact Karen Steele on

Application packs are available from Karen Steele or visit our website to download further details. Application forms to be returned to Karen Steele on

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Closing date:  9.00 am on Monday 07 February 2022.  Interviews will take place the following week.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post 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.

 Due to the current coronavirus situations, interviews may be subject to date change.  All interviews that do take place will do so in a safe environment observing government guidance under social distancing criteria.  Please do continue to submit your application if you are interested in the opportunity.  We will maintain contact with all candidates so you are clear of selection process arrangements if you are shortlisted. 

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