Head of HR

Sheiling School is set in a lovely 30-acre rural setting in Thornbury, close to Bristol. Affordable, on-site accommodation may be available if required. Temporary accommodation is available to candidates relocating.

  • 6.6 weeks paid holiday, which includes bank holiday allowance
  • Free onsite parking, subject to availability
  • Perkbox benefits package (exclusive freebies and discounts)

As the Head of HR for Sheiling School (the School) and a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT):

  • You will be an active member of the SLT and contribute to the strategic development of the School
  • And be responsible for the strategic direction of the Human Resources and Administrative functions of the School
  • Support and develop the School’s ethos and culture

As a Camphill Steiner Special Residential School for children with complex and multiple needs, working with the therapeutic and educational insights of Rudolf Steiner, the Head of HR will uphold the vision, principles, and goals of Sheiling School.

The Head of HR will ensure that our principles are built into the culture and practices and will give professional support and guidance to individual staff and to groups, alongside promoting the spiritual, social, and cultural life of Sheiling School.

Candidates must have excellent leadership skills, be educated to degree level or equivalent and must have a higher qualification in personnel, CIPD level 5 minimum or equivalent with high level ICT skills (essential), with significant, practical and recent experience of HR management.


Candidates are encouraged to contact the CEO for further information. Please contact Claire Nolan claire.nolan@sheilingschool.org.uk to arrange a telephone conversation.

Salary £34,298.55 to £41,254.20.

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday


Full Job Description

  • Applications will be accepted until the post has been filled
  • Start date: ASAP

Online Application Form

Online Application Form

Safer Recruitment

Sheiling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including thorough checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please read the Child and Adult Protection policies prior to interview.


Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references and DBS.

HR Department
Sheiling School
Thornbury Park
Park Road
Bristol BS35 1HP
01454 412 194
01454 411 860

Sheiling School on Eteach

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