Head of People

London, England, United Kingdom · Operations


For further information, please refer to our website via: https://www.theaccessproject.org.uk/join-our-team

Applications close: Thursday 31st January 2019, 9am

Interview date: TBC

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract: Fixed-term for 12 months, with potential to become permanent,

Hours: 0.7 FTE: we are very open to agreeing a flexible working pattern to best suit the successful applicant

Job Location: The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF

Salary: £35,000 (+ £3,000 London weighting), pro rata

Annual Leave: 25 days p.a., plus additional leave over office shut-down between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, pro rata

Benefits: Employee pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, travel card loan, flexible working arrangements, particularly around working from home


Overview of the role

The Access Project’s growth ambition in the next three years means growing the organisation from c.40 staff to c.70 staff. Currently staff are located in London, Birmingham and the Black Country, and in the East Midlands towns of Ashfield, Mansfield and Shirebrook. We have core staff in offices in London and Birmingham and staff in each area who are based in school Monday-Thursday.

We have a high calibre staff body and a positive, mission-oriented culture. We are now seeking an experienced HR professional to work with our Operations Director to help us develop thoughtful processes to make the most of these assets, which will guide us through our next period of growth. They will work closely with the Operations Manager and Senior Operations Coordinator to ensure the roll-out and implementation of best practice around all aspects of HR

Duties and responsibilities

Work with the Operations Director to lead the delivery of a comprehensive HR service for the organisation:

Driving change

Policies and procedures

Employee relations

Acting as a senior leader within the organisation:


Person specification

Essential characteristics and experience:

Safeguarding statement

"The Access Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and will expect the all volunteers and staff to share this commitment."

Essential characteristics

Applicants must be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and will expect the all volunteers and staff to share this commitment.

Disclosure of a Criminal Record
The Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 1986 does not apply to posts where there is access to children. This means that applicants for employment which involves working with children and young people must disclose any criminal record. If your application is successful, you are required to make these disclosures and consent to The Access Project verifying the accuracy of your response with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Guidance for candidates applying for a job with The Access Project. Please read this carefully BEFORE you start to fill in the application form.


Application form

Complete this section fully. All successful applicants will be required to produce documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK*. Verification of identity is required before confirmation of appointment.

Present or most recent employment

It is important to give full information, including the organisation you work in, or most recent employment if not currently working, full dates, address and explanation of any gaps in employment.


All appointments are subject to verification of employment and suitability of the candidate for the post applied for. We reserve the right to approach any previous employer for a reference and to verify their identity, but will request your permission before doing so. If you have experience of working with children please include this as one of your references.

Previous employment

Ensure that you put in full dates, names addresses and your job title. Be careful not to leave any unexplained gaps. Details of part time and relevant voluntary work should also be entered.

Education, Qualifications and Training


PLEASE IGNORE THE NOTICE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE AS LinkedIn Resumes CANNOT be accepted. We can only accept applications that have fully responded to the questions in the application form. Thank you for your understanding.

Please direct any queries to our email via: [email protected]

For further information about The Access Project, please see our website via: www.theaccessproject.org.uk

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