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9 months ago
Blue Octopus
Salary: £40,585 - £45,652
Location: London, West Midlands, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire
Job type: Contract
Contact: Blue Octopus Team
Category: Change Management Jobs

National Role. Location is flexible but will be based in one of their offices or academies.

Full time, 12 month contract.

About our Client

Our client is a multi-academy trust that is responsible for 26 academies across the length and breadth of England. Their academies can collaborate and share ideas with one another in ways that schools may not be able to. Most importantly, they all feel part of something much bigger as their responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy, and extends to people and their communities across the country.

About the role & their ideal candidate

On the operations side of the Trust, they consist of four operational regions covering the Midlands, London & Buckinghamshire, South West and North.

The purpose of this role is to facilitate change in the HR administration of the Trust. Working closely with the COO, Director of Corporate Services, Regional Operational Directors and Regional HR Leads to ensure new systems are embedded and they have standardised and shared best practice across the organisation.  Emphasis on compliance in systems and ensuring regional processing centres are operating as efficiently as possible will be a fundamental part of this role.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate successful previous experience of change management programmes and understand the management of all stakeholders in such a process.  Previous experience must also include working in medium to large organisations. 

Any exposure to implementing lean systems would be of benefit but is not essential for the role.

The project is timetabled to take 12 months with completion in summer 2019.

This is an exciting opportunity, and you must have the ability to work in a fast moving environment to high levels of accuracy. Whilst experience in the education sector is desirable, this isn’t essential. They are more interested in a candidate with strong communication skills, both written and verbal, an eye for detail and a positive, can-do attitude.

Why work for our Client?

This is an exciting time to join an ambitious team and organisation. They offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as sector-leading work-life balance arrangements, a professional training and development programme and a generous holiday entitlement.

How to apply

Your application should outline how you meet the qualification and experience elements of the person specification.

The closing date for applications is midday on 15th August 2018.

Interviews are scheduled for w\c 29th August 2018.

Our Client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.  They also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion.  They welcome applications from all sections of the community.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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