Head of Human Resources

Job Summary
Contract Type Full Time 
Contract Term Permanent
Salary c£40k
Closing Date
5pm, Monday 27 February 2017
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Application Form Download MS Word file
Diversity Monitoring Form Download MS Word file
Senior School

George Watson’s College is a large, independent day school for girls and boys aged 3 to 18 in SW Edinburgh.

We are looking for an experienced Human Resources professional to support the Chief Operating Officer in the development and implementation of the HR strategy.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and part of the support staff Senior Management Team, you will provide HR leadership to the School. You will have a proven track record of successfully managing and leading a generalist HR service, covering all the HR disciplines, working at a strategic level in a complex environment. Experience of working in an environment that is focussed on children would be an advantage.

You will be educated to degree level and will be Member or Fellow of the CIPD.

You need to be confident and capable and will be someone who enjoys a challenge and is accomplished in employee relations and problem solving. You will be able to develop constructive working relationships at all levels and are professional and proactive in your approach. You are able to offer sound judgement underpinned by your knowledge of employment law and good practice.

This is a full time role, however we may consider part time, flexible working arrangements for the right candidate. Salary could be negotiated for an exceptional candidate.

To apply please complete the School application form and diversity monitoring form and send these along with a covering letter to Su Breadner, Chief Operating Officer at s.breadner@gwc.org.uk

The School

George Watson’s College is renowned as a large, inclusive and vibrant co-educational school offering all-through education for children from 3-18. Despite its size, everyone remarks that it has a small-school ‘feel’: the close-knit and friendly relationships amongst all its constituents are a hallmark of the School. Its motto – Ex Corde Caritas (Love from the Heart) – is central to its values as it seeks to sustain what is described as ‘The Watson’s Family’.

The School welcomes a wide range of academic ability, and has very high academic standards, with 90% of pupils going on to Higher Education and a large proportion of pupils achieving outstanding success. Watson’s also has excellent facilities, and offers a huge range of courses as well as extra-curricular activities. In addition, it has particular strengths in Sport, Music, Drama, Outdoor Education, Technology and Support for Learning. The School is very well resourced with a campus-wide IT network.

Application Process

If you are unable to download and print an application pack, you can request one by sending an e-mail to s.breadner@gwc.org.uk

Completed applications can be sent to the same e-mail address or as hard copy to Su Breadner, Chief Operating Officer, George Watson's College, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5EG.

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 27 February 2017 by 5pm.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 14 March.



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