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Head of Human Resources

Guildford Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9BN
Sir William Perkins's School
Full Time
£60k plus pension and benefits
2nd August 2022
Start Date
To be confirmed
7th September 2022 09:05 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1257124

Sir William Perkins’s School is a high-performing independent girls’ school for approximately 600 students aged 11 – 18 years.

Our Vision is to build confidence, integrity and excellence in a caring, innovative and happy community, so that each student leaves having been given the best possible chance of achieving their full potential, taking with them sound values, a breadth of skills and knowledge and ready to take on the world!

Our Head is both a member of HMC and GSA.

Head of Human Resources
Permanent, Full-Time
Start Date: Autumn Term 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday 07 September 2022 at 9am

We are a successful independent school who are looking to recruit an experienced HR professional who will work alongside the Senior Leadership Team taking responsibility for Human Resources.

This is an excellent opportunity to look after approximately 100+ employees, allowing you to truly get to know our people and provide a personalised service. With one direct report, you are expected to multi-task, leading both the strategic HR objectives as well as being hands-on with the data processing/admin aspects within the department. The post holder will need to be someone who can operate effectively in a developing and changing workplace and capable of motivating others to embrace change as the school looks to implement corporate best practices into this environment.


Salary circa £60k based on qualifications, skills and experience. Salaries are reviewed annually on 1 September.

Working Hours – 52 weeks a year, 40 hours a week over 5 days with one-hour unpaid lunch break. The School is able to offer some flexible working in this role as long as key delivery targets and needs of the job are met.

Benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays) which must be taken in the School holidays plus non contractual closure over Christmas period.
  • Aviva Group Personal Pension Scheme with the option to pay via Salary Sacrifice.
  • Group Life Cover (2 x Salary)
  • Fee remission (a non-contractual benefit, currently 50%)
  • Five-star lunches provided in term time and whilst on duty
  • Employee Assistance Programme with access to counselling service
  • Free parking on site


At this stage we wish to give potentially interested candidates an opportunity to understand the role, to decide whether they wish to progress to a formal process.

If the job description interests you, we recommend that you take the opportunity for an informal and confidential discussion about your interest in, and suitability for, this role by contacting David Stephens (information in job description).

Alternatively you can email David with a copy of your draft CV and he will arrange a suitable time to contact you.

Early expressions of interest are encouraged because candidates will be considered as and when applications are received and the school reserve the right to interview and appoint a candidate at any stage before the deadline for applications

The final closing date for applications is Wednesday 7th September 2022 however we reserves the right (and expect) to interview and appoint at any stage of the recruitment process.

Any candidates selected for formal interview at the school on the basis of their CV and cover letter will be required to complete the school’s standard application form.

Sir William Perkin’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Safeguarding Statement:

SWPS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Sir William Perkins's School

Sir William Perkins's School