About us

The Stockwood Park Academy - Shared Learning Trust
Maternity Cover until April 2020


The Shared Learning Trust is a successful multi-academy trust in Luton and Dunstable. We currently comprise five academies and have plans to grow and add further academies to our educational family.
The role of HR Advisor is based at The Stockwood Park Academy, a vibrant secondary academy based in Luton.

About the job


Salary: £25,463 - £33,136 a year- Grade L6 - M1
Hours per week: 37, Full time

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced HR Advisor initially on a 12-month contract with the position supporting our secondary academy, The Stockwood Park Academy. This role has been created due to a colleague going on maternity leave and the expansion of the trust. However, the role has the potential to be made permanent at the end of the fixed period. This is a highly varied and diverse role where no two days are the same, you will have the chance to continue to grow and gain experience within a highly successful trust and dedicated HR team.

We are looking for a HR Advisor to provide a comprehensive and professional service to line management and employees with advice, information and practical guidance concerning HR issues, including employment legislation and policy related matters. You will understand the role of a true generalist HR Advisor and will be able to work to tight deadlines delivering results when required. You will be able to implement and support organisational change and coach and support employees at all levels as well as complete the paperwork associated with a generalist. This role has a strong focus on employee relations and transactions. The rewards are a strong market salary and the opportunity to develop a career in a successful trust where your only career limitation is your ambition.
For the right person, I promise you it’s going to be a great job.

About you


Why work for The Stockwood Park Academy:
• £30 million state of the art modern facilities with well-equipped classrooms
• You’ll be working alongside charismatic, supportive and genuine colleagues and Senior Leadership Team who want to see you succeed and thrive 
• A staff wellbeing team that implements various strategies to boost staff engagement including various activities, events, conferences and many other staff benefits
• Unparalleled CPD and training opportunities with cross trust and national development programs
• Excellent opportunities to develop and grow in a successful and expanding Academy
• To be part of an 11-18 provision with opportunities to teach in the sixth form in for many subject areas

Teacher Testimonial: “I have been at the Academy since 2000, I started as an unqualified teacher and was supported through the Graduate Teacher Programme. Very soon after I gained my QTS, opportunities arose to get into new roles. I started as Gifted and Talented Coordinator, then I became Head of Department for PE and then I wanted to develop into a pastoral role where I became a House Leader. Then came the opportunity to become an Assistant Principal and I was encouraged to go for that role so I took the leap and now I'm the Assistant Principal for Personal Development, Behaviour Management and Welfare. There is a whole range of CPD on offer with a dedicated Teaching and Learning team who will provide personalised CPD, personalised areas for development for members of staff. In addition to that, they have a number of courses they provide, I've gone on the 'Outstanding Teacher Programme' and developed my own teaching and helped me feel secure in the position I was in. Stockwood Park Academy have already begun supporting with my next step up moving into a Deputy Head or Vice Principal role. “- Iain Temple, Assistant Principal

Closing date: Sunday 24th March 2019
Interviews: W/c 25th March 2019

Application process


APPLY ONLINE - Supporting Statement Questions are attached along with the JD & PS

Alternatively:- If you are interested in this job opportunity, please do apply online today via our career site on https://www.mynewterm.com/trust/The-Shared-Learning-Trust/135337


Additional information


Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.