Human Resources Business Partner

Human Resources Business Partner


Salary - N8 £38,223 to £42,403 per annum, (Pay Award Pending)
Hours -
Full-time, 37 hours per week, all year round.   Flexible working options considered.
Contract - 
Start date -
Location -
North Gosforth Academy

You will be employed by the Gosforth Group and will be required to work across all locations within the Multi Academy Trust as required.

About the Trust

Gosforth Group is a thriving and ambitious Multi-Academy Trust committed to excellence in education. Here, all students are valued equally, regardless of their background or ability. 

‘Create your future’ encapsulates our purpose as a Multi-Academy Trust: to educate, support, and nurture all of our students so they can achieve their potential and fulfil their ambitious aspirations.

We are extremely proud of what we have achieved so far, and as a collective group, we have an ambitious vision for future growth. The Gosforth Group comprises six academies, providing education to approximately 6,000 students in middle, secondary, and post-16 settings across Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside.

We employ over approx. 650 colleagues across the group, who are responsible for creating and sustaining a culture of empowerment, growth and unrivalled support, making the Gosforth Group a special place to both work and learn.

About the role

Gosforth Group requires an enthusiastic and proactive HR business partner to play a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of proactive and forward-thinking HR operational advice and support services across the Trust. 

This is a unique opportunity to join us at an exciting time as we plan to grow and further develop our central HR function to support the continued provision of an efficient and effective Trust-wide HR service and facilitate the Trust’s growth aims. 

What we are looking for

You'll be an experienced HR professional who understands how to achieve our Trust vision through the provision of excellent HR operational advice and support service, working in partnership with academy leadership teams on all employee relations matters, ensuring timely and effective resolution, and supporting leaders through Trust/Academy change programmes. 

You will be a confident communicator, able to communicate with diverse audiences, with proven experience in all aspects of operational HR delivery, a sound understanding of employment legislation, and the ability to translate legislation effectively into your practice. You will ensure that any organisational risks are identified and well managed.  

You will have experience effectively managing your own ER caseload and the ability to contribute to and support HR-related projects, driving change and improvement throughout the academies you support. 

You will have a calm, organised nature, with the ability to work professionally to strict deadlines, responding effectively and efficiently to challenges, bringing vision and drive to make things happen.  

The successful candidate must be able to manage their time effectively to ensure they regularly visit the academy they support, maintain positive and successful working relationships with colleagues across the Trust, and spend time with the central HR team to support project work. Therefore, you must be comfortable working as part of a team and independently. 

Finally, the safety of our pupils is paramount. Therefore, the successful post holder must be committed to child protection and safeguarding.

If you are interested in this opportunity to join the Gosforth Group's Human Resources team, the job description and person specification provide more information about the role and its essential requirements.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Benefits include an excellent pension scheme, a cycle-to-work scheme, and free on-site parking.
  • An opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A school with its community at heart
  • An exciting programme of staff well-being activities, from football to surfing!
  • Wider career development opportunities to be involved across the Gosforth Group

A complete information pack, which includes the job description and person specification, is on our vacancy website:

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further or would like to arrange an informal visit, please contact Debbie Worrall at

To apply

Please apply online on our vacancy website:

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. We would be delighted to hear from you if you share our ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism. 

Applications are shortlisted for interview as they are received, so early application is encouraged.  We reserve the right to commence the interview process and close the vacancy before this date.

  • Closing date: Sunday 28 April 2024 (11.59pm)
  • Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  This means certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide, and you can view our Policy on the Employment of Ex-offenders here

Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting children's and young people's welfare and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will usually be requested before an interview for those candidates shortlisted. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and other relevant pre-employment checks, including an online check.

The Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

Following the shortlisting process, where applicable, candidates who attend the interview will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation.