People Associate (Recruitment Lead)

Greenwood Academies Trust (Nottingham)

Salary: £22,571-£27,514 per annum 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a central People team that provides Recruitment, HR, Payroll and Pension services to 37 academies across the East Midlands.

The main focus of this role will involve being the first point of contact within the team for Recruitment related queries from employees. You will lead the recruitment lifecycle, liaising with internal and external customers as appropriate, oversee and provide support in the development and maintenance of the Trust’s online Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and work closely with key stakeholders internally and externally, developing and maintaining positive relationships whilst ensuring integrity of the HR function.

The role will include hybrid working, based in our offices in Nottingham and at home. You’ll be an integral part of the wider team, so being a strong team player as well as having the confidence to work independently use your own initiative is essential. 

About You

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is well organised individual with the ability to meet deadlines and prioritise their work to meet changing requirements
  • Able to deal with queries promptly and efficiently, whilst providing a professional service
  • Possesses excellent customer service skills, a high degree of accuracy and are able to communicate effectively.
  • You must have a good understanding of data protection and be able to work in a confidential environment.

Experience of working in an HR/Recruitment function would be advantageous.

In Return: 

As a member of the People Directorate, you will be joining a great team with the opportunity to be a key player to deliver our people strategy. 

We believe in looking after the people who make a huge difference to our children, their families and the communities we serve. That’s why we give everyone who joins a Perkbox account – with 24/7 access to perks and discounts, plus curated wellbeing tools to look after your physical and mental health. It’s part of our commitment to look after you. 

Here’s what you can look forward to: 

  • Hundreds of global and local perks, available online 24/7 
  • Shopping discounts from the biggest brands, all year round
  • Save money on everything from the supermarket shop to summer holidays
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured 

If you share our ethos and wish to be part of a great team, we look forward to hearing from you. To apply, please visit our website. If you would like further information or to talk through the role in further detail, please contact us on 0115 748 3310 (Option 1).

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close and interview this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. It is an offence to apply for a role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.