HR Manager (Schools)


Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

23 Jun 2023

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: PO7
Salary: £53,946 – £57,102 per annum
Full Time, Permanent (36 Hours per week)
Closing Date: Friday 23rd June 2023
Interview Date: Tuesday 11th July 2023

About Haringey

Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth. We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Manager to join our busy and collaborative team, providing an efficient and professional HR & Payroll service to our School based customers.
This is a role within a fast paced, commercially focused team and will be pivotal in continuing to provide an excellent service to our family of Schools whist also seeking to acquire new clients.
With a dedicated schools HR team, you will be responsible for supporting senior education leaders and line managers across the whole of the employee lifecycle, providing coaching, advice and guidance, developing best practice, ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance, and overseeing accurate and consistent provision of advice by the Employee Relations Team.

About You


You should be a great team player with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills who wants to join a fantastic, friendly, and fun team.
In addition, we are looking for someone who has:


  • The ability to lead and manage a team of HR Advisors and HR & Payroll Officers to provide high quality services to Schools.
  • The ability to develop positive working relationships with trade unions to ensure a strong and collaborative approach is adopted.
  • The credibility and gravitas to engage with senior leaders regarding complex employment related matters.
  • Strong knowledge of current HR legislation and best practice, with a proven record of applying this knowledge in practice.
  • Significant experience dealing with complex employee relations issues.
  • Substantial experience of working in a complex, multisite, unionised environment.
  • Good personal resilience and decision making ability to deal with difficult situations.
  • The ability to focus on outcomes ensuring that cases are resolved swiftly and comply with legislation, policies and best practice.
  • Strong coaching style that enthuse confidence from school leaders in your support and the options available to them.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written including high quality letters, reports and policies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build trust and confidence quickly.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a desire to develop and deliver a first-class HR and Payroll service.


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