Type of Position:HR Lead
School:Twynham Learning Core Services
Salary:£23,869 - £27,706 (actual)
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: 19 August 2022 at 8am

Start date

ASAP on/after 1 September 2022 

Contract type

Full time, 37 hours per week

41 weeks per year (term-time plus INSET days and 2 weeks of school holidays working)

Preferably working Monday to Friday, but work pattern can be mutually agreed to suit

Contract term



Grade 9

Pay (per annum)

Starting salary is £25,927 (FTE), £23,869 (pro rata). Increasing to £30,095 (FTE), £27,706 (pro rata) through service and appraisals


Office-based at our Twynham Learning Core Services offices (co-located with The Grange School, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3AU).


About the Post


Are you an experienced HR professional who is motivated by making a difference to the lives of children our local community? This is a rare opportunity to join a small team providing specialist HR support to a group of six local academy schools and their support functions, totalling 600 staff. The role is part of a friendly and professional wider Core Services team who lead on Finance, Estates, IT, Risk, Governance and HR for our Trust. It reports to the HR Manager, and involves working closely with school leaders and school-based support staff who co-ordinate their own local transactional HR and recruitment activity.


As the HR Lead for Twynham Learning, you will take the lead on operational HR activity, and support strategic HR initiatives for our Trust, using a commercial mindset. You will give specialist HR advice to leaders/managers in line with our HR policies and employment law/statutory guidance and produce HR metrics data to help shape our leaders’ decision-making.


You’ll collaborate with our school-based support staff to achieve excellence in delivery of their day-to-day HR administrative tasks, and take ownership for more complex HR activities, including formal employee relations cases, occupational health referrals and restructures.


You’ll use platforms, including our intranet and social media, for internal communications and to reinforce our employer brand in our communities. Your overall goal will be to contribute to making Twynham Learning a great place to work, attracting the best available candidates, which in turn supports us in our aim of providing a world class education to our learners and growing our Trust.


You will be fully office-based, working full-time during school term-time (including INSET days), plus two weeks in the school holidays (that’s 11 non-working weeks per year during the school holiday periods).


Who we are looking for


This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a proven track record in generalist or employee-relations focussed HR role(s), who is CIPD qualified (or has equivalent HR experience). You will have strong IT and data analysis skills and be keen to improve and streamline HR processes. You will also have up-to-date HR knowledge and be passionate about employee voice, wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion at work. You will be a confident, self-starter who is skilled at communicating with staff at all levels who operates in a highly professional and discrete manner. A background of working in HR in a local government/education setting would be beneficial, but not essential.


Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Twynham Learning HR on 01202 402789 or email us at


How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit an application form by email to: Only applications on the Twynham Learning official ‘Application Form – Non-Teaching Posts’ will be accepted. You can download the form here:

The closing date is 8am on Friday 19th August 2022. We reserve the right to interview and appoint before this date, so please apply as early as you can.


Twynham Learning is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and inclusiveness. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

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