Group HR Business Partner (fixed term for 6 months, home based), Kedleston Group Limited

Group HR Business Partner (fixed term for 6 months)

Up to £45,000 dependent on experience

Closing date: 3 December 2021

At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way.
We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.

We are recruiting a HR Business Partner to cover a temporary secondment in our team which is expected to last for 6 months, possibly extended to 12 months. The role will commence as soon as possible and will be responsible for providing HR advice, guidance and support to a number of schools and children’s homes.

About the role:
As Group HR Business Partner at Kedleston Group, you will be home-based with travel to our schools and children’s homes in the London, East Midlands, Surrey and Colchester. This role is to cover a temporary secondment in our team which is expected to last for 6 months, possibly extended to 12 months. The role will commence as soon as possible. You will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will be responsible for providing HR advice, guidance and support to a number of schools and children’s homes, you will partner Principals, Head Teachers, Registered Managers to create and deliver HR, Resourcing and OD plans which support the successful achievement of business objectives. coach people managers and advise on a range of ER interventions and casework to ensure successful resolution, ensure compliance with employment legislation, Independent School Standards, Ofsted regulations and requirements, Group policies and procedures, overseeing the HR auditing process across your client areas.

About you:
For this role, we are looking for an experienced, credible HR professional who is familiar with partnering stakeholders on generalist HR, OD and Recruitment queries and activity, using your expertise and influence to shape the people agenda and culture within the settings you service. Ideally, you will have experience of working within HR/Recruitment in education and/or social care.

You will be an expert in advising and coaching managers to develop their knowledge, confidence and capability in managing people related matters ensuring a balanced approach to risk and reputation at all times and able and willing to travel to meet your client groups regularly and independently to develop positive and collaborative relationships with stakeholders and familiarise yourself with each setting’s business plan and objectives. You will demonstrate a solid awareness and understanding of the nature of our sector and client needs and any statutory requirements and regulations.

Why work for us?

  • a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
  • a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
  • continued professional development and training
  • contributions to your pension
  • a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people

Benefits include:

  • £500 refer-a-friend bonus
  • life insurance
  • cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
  • discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
  • birthday treats
  • long service and employee of the month awards
  • employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
  • optional flu jab

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Maria Pieroni, HR Director;

To apply please visit our website at:

About us:
Kedleston Group offer residential schooling, day schools and children’s homes across England. Our schools and homes support children and young people living with social, emotional and mental health problems (SEMH) and specific learning difficulties, which affects their learning and ability to do everyday things. Our dedicated autism (ASC) schools work with young people who are high functioning and have associated needs such as mental health problems, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and learning difficulties.

We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.

Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.

The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.