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HR Manager

St Mark's Academy are looking for an HR Manager to join their passionate, welcoming, and collaborative team

Location: St Mark's Academy, London
Contract term: Permanent
Full time/Part time: Full Time, 35 hours per week, 42 weeks per annum (Term Time + 3 weeks)
Pay range: Support Staff Scale Point 29-32, £32,693 £35,353 per annum pro rata (£35,495 - £38,383 FTE)
Reporting to: Director of School Business
Closing date: Tuesday 19th July 2022 (Midnight)
Interview date: Week Beginning 25th July 2022
Candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. St Mark's Academy reserves the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

Message from Department

Do you have the highest expectations for every member of the school community and believe in transformational education for all, irrespective of starting points and background?

Are you committed to promoting the academy’s vision of transformation for all, underpinned by the school’s inclusive Christian ethos and values, Love, Hope and Trust?

Are you passionate about ensuring that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to a life changing Quality of Education?

Do you have the experience, skills, insights and determination to contribute to the schools journey from good to outstanding alongside an inspirational and values driven senior leadership team?

We are excited to be recruiting for this vital role within our passionate, welcoming, and collaborative team. Working closely with the Academy Business Director, and members of the Senior Leadership Team you will, through your proactive, professional, and efficient approach, provide the team with expert knowledge, advice and guidance to deliver an exceptional HR service.

Within this role you will work collaboratively alongside skilled, experienced and welcoming colleagues to develop and embed robust HR systems and processes. These will enable staff to feel supported, and professionally challenged, throughout their career at St Mark’s to help us realise our ambition of
achieving ‘transformation for all’.

To support you in this key role, you will receive a wide range of training and professional development opportunities; clear guidance and communication from an experienced manager and colleagues; the opportunity to utilise your unique set of skills, knowledge, and experience to help our school to consistently deliver exceptional practice; and an environment in which your contributions and commitments are acknowledged and celebrated.

We understand that education is a ‘team sport’ and therefore are looking for someone who believes in building strong relationships and has a truly collaborative spirit. Someone who is proactive, dedicated, and able to make informed decisions independently, whilst also having the confidence to know when it is appropriate to seek the relevant expertise and support of colleagues.

The ideal candidate will be suitably experienced, ideally within a school environment. They would be able to confidently advise staff at all levels and be professionally assertive to ensure our high standards are upheld. This role will involve managing various areas of HR, including recruitment, employee relations, performance management, absence management, training and organisational change. It is a role that comes with significant responsibility but also provides an exciting opportunity for someone to work with autonomy, with appropriate support, to develop their own approaches to the management of HR in a warm, well-regarded and high-performing academy within a growing multi-academy trust.

Department Organisation

  • Academy Business Director

  • HR Manager

  • HR Assistant (Part-time, 3 days per week)

How to Apply

Please fill out an application form and send it to our HR team on If you have any questions, please do email us or call the school on 020 8648 6627.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

It is an offence for an individual who has been disqualified from working with children to knowingly apply for, offer to do, accept, or do any work in a ‘regulated activity’. The position advertised is a ‘regulated activity’.