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HR Manager - Paddock School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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Full time - 36 hours per week
Working hours – 8am to 4pm, with 48 minutes lunch break
Contract - Permanent
Working Pattern - All Year Round (AYR – 52 weeks)
Start date - As soon as possible

Paddock Special School has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, CIPD qualified, self-motivated, hardworking HR Manager to lead our existing HR team of Advisors and Assistants with a commitment to ensure the delivery of a high quality HR service.

This is a pivotal role, working to maintain a positive staff culture and lead the strategy and operation of HR during a period of rapid expansion. The successful applicant will report to the Head of Operations and work closely with the senior leadership team. The ideal candidate will be friendly and proactive and have relevant HR experience, (gained in a school environment or the commercial sector), be highly organised and able to act with integrity, compassion and empathy.

We currently have close to 200 staff positions with 215 pupils on roll, split across 2 sites.  In September 2025, our secondary provision will move from Priory Lane to a brand new purpose built provision in Tooting (Broadwater Road), resulting in an increase in roll to over 300 pupils and a similar increase in staff.

The successful candidate will build on our existing values led culture where staff feel appreciated and enjoy their work.  Please arrange a visit to our school, where you will have the opportunity to tour the building, meet our dedicated staff, and witness first-hand the wonderful nurturing environment that Paddock offers.

Paddock is a special place where we put pupil’s interests first in everything we do. We are an Ofsted outstanding and innovative special school for pupils aged 4 – 19 with severe learning difficulties. Most of our children also have a diagnosis of autism. 

We offer: 

    Highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme

    Generous holidays

    An outstanding training programme 

    Access to employee wellbeing scheme 

    Opportunities for promotion within the school

    Cycle 2 Work

    Smart Schools Benefits (which include Lifestyle Savings, Wellness support, saving scheme for everyday expenses), shopping discounts etc. 

We would be delighted if you joined with us on this journey. 

We welcome visits to the school. Please contact recruitment@paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time and date.

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

For any further details please contact the school by email recruitment@paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk.

CV’s and completed applications should be returned to the school either by email recruitment@paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk or posted to the Secondary School addressed for the attention of the HR Advisor.

Closing date:  12th July 2024 (at noon)
Interview dates: We advise the candidates to apply as soon as possible and reserve the right to interview before the closing date and the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Paddock School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Please be advised that CVs are accepted for individuals interested in scheduling a school visit. However, to advance in the recruitment process, submission of the application form is essential.

Paddock Lower and Middle School
St Margaret’s Crescent
Putney
SW15 6HL
Tel: 020 8878 1521
Head of Lower School:  Deborah Dockery
Acting Head of Middle School:  Frances Young

Paddock Upper School & Sixth Form
Priory Lane
Roehampton
SW15 5RT
Tel: 020 8878 1521
Acting Head of School:  Frances Young
Executive Headteacher: Sarah Santos
Website: 
https://www.paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk/  


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