Recruitment

When vacancies arise we aim to advertise via the Times Educational Supplement (TES) online and share the posting on this webpage as well as via our social media channels. Our senior team is trained in safer recruitment for education and we recruit in accordance with our equal opportunities and pay policies.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Human Resources Manager

School HR Manager term time only + 1 week (worked during school holidays at mutually agreed times)

Required: September 2024 or earlier

Full time 35 hours per week 8:30-4:30 – would consider 4 days for the right candidate

Salary scale : NJC Scale PO1 spine point 28-31 Full time salary (£40,389- £42,855) Pro rata salary (£36,451-£38,677)    

We are excited to be recruiting to a new role within our support team. We are looking for someone with strong HR experience and excellent interpersonal skills who will work closely alongside the Headteacher, School Business Manager, and the school’s senior leadership team to support our talented staff and outstanding provision. 

About the Role:

The School HR Manager will be a key player in managing all aspects of day-to-day HR services at the Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street and UCLH. The role requires a strong HR Generalist and innovative thinker who can handle a wide range of issues simultaneously.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Providing efficient and compassionate HR support to all staff
  • Ensuring effective systems that support high-quality HR protocols and advice throughout the school including recruitment
  • Collaborating with Camden Learning and NHS HR support services
  • Providing administrative support for staff learning and development programmes throughout the year

 Key Qualities:

- Strong understanding of confidentiality and discretion.

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the school.

- Ability to prioritise, plan, and organise tasks independently.

- Responsiveness and adaptability to daily changing demands. 

‘At our school, leaders and governors recognize the dedication of staff and prioritise their well-being. Staff members are proud to work here, delivering an ambitious and well-considered education even in the busy environment of a hospital ward or during medical treatment’(OFSTED, November 2023). 

Please read the accompanying job description and person specification carefully to determine if you would be a good fit for our friendly, supportive, and talented team. 

For more information about our school please visit https://www.goshschool.org. You will find that we are a creative, successful school with a clear ethos of achievement, continuity, and enjoyment for our exceptional pupils.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  16 June 2024

SHORTLISTING DATE: 18 June 2024

INTERVIEWS: 21 June 2024

Please note we cannot accommodate visits at the application stage.    As part of the shortlisting process the school may carry out an online search as part of due diligence as per KCSIE 2023.

To apply please download all documents from the website https://www.goshschool.org/contact-us/recruitment/

Email completed application forms to vacancy@gosh.camden.sch.uk. Applicants must make sure they meet the criteria on the person specification.     

Any   queries   should   be   made   by   email   to vacancy@gosh.camden.sch.uk. Please do NOT call the School directly. We will not accept or respond to CVs or incomplete application forms.

The Children’s Hospital School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults (please click on link to our policy) and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, Occ Health assessment and have at least two satisfactory references (including the most recent employer).

Application form

Job Description

Person Specification

School information pack

Working at the Hospital School

We are often asked what qualifications are necessary for working at the hospital school and the answer is that there are no specialist qualifications required for working in a hospital school. However, when recruiting we are looking for excellent teachers with a wide range of experience beyond traditional classroom teaching. Experience in some of the following areas will help if you are interested in working within hospital education: 

  • Teaching 1:1 or small groups 
  • Delivering specific interventions for pupils with learning needs
  • Supporting pupils with special educational needs or disabilities
  • Awareness of mental health issues and how they present in children 
  • Bespoke curriculum design
  • Cross-curricular projects
  • Mixed-age group teaching
  • Edtech - latest developments in technology to enhance learning
  • Online teaching
  • Mentoring or other pastoral support

Teacher Training Placements

Due to Covid restrictions within the hospital we are currently unable to offer placements to trainee teachers. 

Work Experience

Due to the sensitive nature of our setting we are unable to offer work experience placements.