The post holder will be based at one of our sites, location to be confirmed, but will be required to work across the Trust and regularly travel to our other sites.

Deputy Director of Human Resources - Organisational Development, Projects and Policy

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£47,841 - £50,938 per annum

The employer will be The Gosforth Group which is a Multi Academy Trust.

Gosforth Group

Gosforth Academy


Great North Road


Newcastle upon Tyne


United Kingdom

Start Date: ASAP

Contract Type: Full time, 37 hours per week, all year round

Gosforth Group is a fast growing multi-academy trust currently comprising of 6 academies, two of which opened in September 2021, and a central MAT team. We are looking to appoint a Deputy Director of Human Resources, Organisational Development, Projects and Policy, who will work across the Trust and play an important role in supporting the Trust’s growth plans. This is a newly established post, forming a key part of the central MAT HR team.

Working closely with the Deputy Director of Human Resources - HR Services, the Deputy Director of Human Resources - Organisational Development, Projects and Policy, will be responsible for ensuring effective organisational development through the targeted planning, implementation and embedding of HR projects, policies and procedures and workforce learning and development initiatives, aligned to the core purpose and strategic direction of the Trust, to support and enable a culture of continuous improvement and high performance.

The Deputy Director of Human Resources - Organisational Development, Projects and Policy will also take the lead on championing workforce equality, diversity and inclusion across the Trust.

The successful candidate will be able to clearly demonstrate previous experience in organisational and workforce development, the delivery of HR projects and policy development, within a unionised environment, across multiple sites. They will be a creative thinker and have excellent communication, negotiation and time management skills along with a meticulous attention to detail.

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a growing, diverse multi-academy trust.

For further details please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for this post.

Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

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Closing date is 09:00 on 27 January 2022


Closing date:

27 January 2022

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