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Regional HR Manager (Co-op Academies Trust)

Co-op Academy
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
£45,441 to £49,948 + benefits
Closing date
12 Jul 2024



Location: Stoke, hybrid working available

Salary: £45,441 to £49,948 + benefits

Contract: permanent

Hours: 37 hours, full year

Start date: as soon as possible


We’re looking for an experienced HR Manager to join our team supporting academy schools

You’ll help drive school improvement and culture change through ‘high challenge, high support’ professional HR advice across the full employee life-cycle. This will involve leading on-site HR colleagues to ensure excellent HR practice within the academies, and proactively working with senior leadership teams across our academies in the Stoke & Staffordshire region.

You’ll be working closely with the Regional Director, Executive Headteachers, and Headteachers, to review each academy’s HR strategy and support the implementation of changes, where required. We’re looking for someone who’ll have a clear impact on staff wellbeing, absence management and engagement/retention outcomes. You’ll also be managing complex employee relations cases and trade union relations, facilitating organisational development, and upskilling line managers in HR management practice.

Reporting to the Chief People Officer, you’ll be an active member of our wider Regional HR Manager team, working across our organisation as a whole to support casework, deliver training, shape our policies and procedures, and lead on HR workstreams.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to broaden their HR experience in a friendly and supportive team. We’re a growing academy-trust, with co-operative values at the heart of everything we do. Colleague wellbeing (work/life balance), equality, diversity & inclusion, and continuing professional development are important to us.

CIPD qualified (or equivalent), you must have depth & breadth of experience advising and delivering on a wide range of employee issues, including highly complex casework, absence management, and recruitment & retention, within the public sector. A pragmatic team-player with great organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to drive work forward on your own initiative, you’re able to build strong working relationships with, and influence the work of others, and are flexible, self-motivated & resilient.

Although based mainly in the Stoke area, occasional travel to other academies (including West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside) will be required. Own transport is highly desirable, and a willingness to travel and work flexibly (with due notice) is essential.



31 days annual leave + bank holidays

Hybrid / flexible working available

CIPD membership fees paid

Local government pension scheme

Co-op staff discount and other benefits

24/7 Employee Support


How to apply


Closing date: 9am, Monday 08 July 2024

Selection process: Tuesday 16 July 2024




Please direct any questions about the role to


For more information about the Trust, please visit 


Co-op Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, and online checks will be carried out.


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