Human Resources Manager

Closing date: Monday 26 April 2021. Proposed start date: June/July 2021. 
Salary: Band H/I (Band Range 21–26) dependent on experience.
Full time salary £27,741–£36,922 pa; pro-rata for term time only (£24,595–£32,734).
Permanent and Full-time, 37 Hours per week, Plus  additional 7 days across
school holidays and 2 INSET days in September. Term-time only.

We are currently seeking to appoint a professional, skilled and highly motivated HR Manager to ensure the smooth running of the school’s HR function. The role will involve working with and supporting all employees and in collaboration with SLT. The ideal candidate will have strong people skills, diplomacy and a flexible, positive attitude. 

Knowledge of recruitment processes is essential, ideally with an understanding of safer recruitment requirements. Previous experience of schools HR and use of the SIMs database would be highly advantageous. 

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11–18 comprehensive school, is a successful and oversubscribed school, judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The roll is over 1200 with a well-established Sixth Form. Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’. 

The Downs School has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford – situated just 5 minutes from the A34.

If you would like more information about the role please contact Nicky Kenyon, or 01635 270000. Application forms can be downloaded from our website. Please return all application forms by 26 April 2021 to  

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check though the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.

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