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Dear Colleague, Thank you for your interest in the Stretford High School learning community and the

position of HR Director. This is a significant appointment in the future of the school. The successful candidate will have had senior level experience and impact in the provision and management of commercial or public sector, education specific non-teaching services. The main purpose of the role HR Director is to lead, manage and provide professional skills, technical capabilities, specialist subject knowledge (including employment legislation) integrity in decision making and operational activity that is required for the effective operations of Human Resource Management at Stretford High School. The appointment of an experienced HR Director is intended to develop a professional HR function within the School. The post-holder will need to have the knowledge, confidence, and skill to lead, influence and advise staff of all levels in matters of HR; develop, introduce and oversee HR strategy, policy and practice; in effect professionalise the Schools HR function; and, at the same time, be comfortable with the wider, more general responsibilities incumbent on a senior member of staff in a collegiate organisation. The effective and efficient execution of this role must enable the teaching staff and the Senior Management Team to give the very best of what Stretford High School offers to children, by developing the school with detailed operational plans, while also fulfilling all regulatory and statutory requirements. If you wish to apply to join Stretford High School in the next phase of its exciting future; please see the website for further details Applicants should send to school a fully completed application form, accompanied by a letter of application identifying your suitability for and potential impact in the role. Letters should be addressed to the Headteacher and presented on no more than 2 sides of A4. Deadline for applications is Noon Thursday 6th December 2012. Post or Email applications are acceptable. All applications should be emailed to or posted for the attention of The Headteacher; Mr J Haseldine, Stretford High School, Great Stone Road, Stretford, Greater Manchester, M32 0XA. Shortlisting and contact for references will take place on Thursday 6th December 2012. Interviews are scheduled to commence week beginning 10 th December 2012. Stretford High School is committed to outstanding safeguarding practice; appointments are subject to identity, Enhanced CRB, List 99 checks and exemplary references The Governing body and myself are looking for an exceptional professional. We are looking to appoint the absolute best someone with a track record or the potential

to make significant contributions in making teams work and school services work in order to helping young people and academic staff succeed. The person we are looking for will need a broad range of skills and qualities, and be a role model for students and staff alike. The post advertised demands someone with an unrelenting drive and ambition to support young people and staff in succeeding. The post also require someone with the ability to demonstrate tenacity in seeing things through and be a noticeable positive presence in the school. Most importantly, the people appointed will be able to look at the status quo and, with creativity, develop better ways of doing things to ultimately have a positive impact on students' attainment and life chances. Is this a lot to ask? We have high ambitions. If you do too, come and work with us. If you are interested in a school that is small enough to be recognised in, but big enough for children to flourish, come and speak with us about how you can impact the achievement of the young people at Stretford High School. You are most welcome to visit the school to get a feel for who we are and what we stand for. Visits in advance of the stated application date are welcome but strictly by appointment only. Please contact or call 0161 876 1850 if you wish to make an appointment. If you wish to contact me for a telephone conversation about the role advertised you can also contact me on the number above. Kind regards,

Mr. J Haseldine. MEd. BEd Hons. NPQH Headteacher.