HR Director – Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company


Posted on: Thursday 14 September 2023 | Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company

The Stables, Hall Lane, East Tuddenham, NR20 3LR

DoNESC are looking for an ambitious, motivated and dedicated HR professional for the role of HR Director.

Permanent, full time

Salary competitive to reflect experience

Based in East Tuddenham, NR20 3LR, with a requirement to travel to various sites

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, motivated and dedicated HR professional, who will be able to lead, shape and develop all aspects of HR practice in this new role at the Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company (DoNESC).

The Multi Academy Trusts we serve have grown substantially, and you will be joining us at a pivotal time on our journey to delivering outstanding HR and payroll services to enable the highest standards of education.

At DoNESC Christian values are the foundation of our work and we can offer you a working environment with supportive colleagues, where the values of responsibility, aspiration, dignity, love, and respect are reflected in our day-to-day work and decision making.

The successful candidate will work closely with the CEO and senior leaders, and will have significant experience of working at a senior level within HR. As the lead HR professional with responsibility for all strategic and operational aspects of HR and payroll service delivery, you will be level 7 CIPD qualified and have demonstrable breadth and depth of experience and knowledge relevant to HR in Education, with the ability to secure compliance and manage risk.

Utilising your excellent interpersonal skills you will manage and develop a team of advisers, administrators and payroll specialists, ensure the successful implementation of a HR and payroll Service Level Agreement, and will work collaboratively with executive colleagues to develop and embed DoNESC’s People Strategy, along with organisational cultures and employment environments in line with our Christian ethos.

As an education service provider, DoNESC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. In the role of HR Director you will also work closely with the Head of Safeguarding to ensure that all relevant aspects of HR policy and practice are safe and secure.

What makes us a good employer?

DoNESC recognises that people’s needs will change throughout their working lives and is committed to developing and delivering working practices and policies that are responsive to this. In addition to opportunities for professional development and exciting career pathways, DoNESC offers attractive rewards and benefits packages including competitive rates of pay, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, online discount at retail, travel, theme park and other leisure providers, policies to support family and carer commitments, free parking and access to health services.

DoNESC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidates for all positions will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with the checks detailed in DoNESC’s Safer Recruitment Policy and online searches.

Closing date: Monday 2 October 2023

Interviews: Monday 9 October 2023

How to apply

Please refer to the recruitment pack which contains full details regarding the role and how to apply.

Please contact Chantelle Bayliss, HR Consultant, at should you have any questions regarding the role or wish to arrange a telephone call or visit.

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