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Vacancy: Director of People

We’re looking for a senior, strategic human resources professional with the drive, ambition, and vision to develop our people strategy.

The Girls’ Learning Trust (GLT) was formed in September 2015 and consists of three successful and high-performing girls’ schools: Nonsuch High School for Girls, Wallington High School for Girls and Carshalton High School for Girls. All three schools are in the London Borough of Sutton. As the largest all-girls multi academy trust in the UK, we have c4,500 students aged 11-18 and over 500 staff. We have a financial turnover of c£30m and operate over three large sites. Our aim is to empower girls and young women by delivering a first-class education and providing an inspirational start to their futures.

This is a brand-new role, and it reflects a considerable investment by the Trust in our ability to meet an increasingly challenging operating environment.

It brings together two of our small but talented staff teams – human resources and our committee clerks – into a new People & Administration Team within our Shared Services.

The Director of People will enjoy significant autonomy, with responsibility for identifying and planning the work of the team. However, there are some major developmental projects on the horizon that will need to be prioritised and delivered:

  • The creation of a new people strategy for the Trust, and a review of the operating model in collaboration with headteachers in all three schools.
  • A review of our staff recruitment activities in the context of an increasingly challenging labour market within the education sector.
  • The further rollout of digital systems across the Trust, enabling more efficient collaboration between schools and the better use of data to inform decision-making.

If you’re looking for an exciting new challenge, in an environment where you can see the impact of your work on a daily basis, please download a recruitment pack and get in contact.

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