CORE Education Trust is a values-driven multi-academy trust rich in cultural and social diversity. Responsible for four academies in Birmingham, the Trust was set up to innovate through adversity and to challenge the conventional boundaries of what is possible for our students. Motivated and inspired by the success of our students, our ambition goes beyond textbooks and whiteboards, we are proud to work with the young people of Birmingham.

This role will be based in the heart of the City at Head Office in St Pauls Square Birmingham.  You will be joining a Trust team team whose sole aim is to ensure that all students get the very best support, care and guidance that enables them to achieve their very best.



Our Trust is a place of possibility and we never underestimate the impact inspirational staff can have on the life chances of our students. Working within a fast-paced HR generalist department the post holder will offer a proactive valuable and efficient HR support to the Head of People and Organisation Development/the Trust ensuring that our school’s benefit from a centralised, timely and efficient Human Resources support function.

The successful candidate should ideally have extensive HR admin experience  with knowledge of Employment Law and HR processes. It would be desirable if they have experience working in a school environment or other regulated environment. They should also have an understanding of Keeping Children Safe in Education Regulations and Safer Recruitment.


The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant learning community with national award-winning credentials. The Trust works collaboratively with leaders to ensure our CORE Values are promoted, embodied, and celebrated by all the staff and children in our schools. You will:

  • be given the opportunity to engage with cross-trust activities that connect students and staff to their wider family of schools/peers across the city. This includes programmes such as the award-winning Echo Eternal Holocaust memorial arts initiative, The Great Get Together and The COREus Choir
  • be provided with a provision of support and training to foster a positive culture of wellbeing for all students and staff

We place a strong emphasis on supporting and encouraging personal development, which includes:

  • a CPD strategy that is designed to support the career aspirations of all staff to help them realise their potential.
  • access to experienced mentors who have a strong track record of developing staff


This is an exciting time to develop within the Trust. We are about to embark on the next phase of our evolution as an outward facing, forward thinking family of schools guided by a vision underpinned by optimism, ambition and oneness.

For further information about this exciting opportunity, or an informal
discussion please contact Emma Ruffinato, Head of People and Organisational Development at ER@core-education.co.uk.


To apply for this role please submit your expression of interest to recruitment@CORE-education.co.uk by Friday 22nd October 2021.


CORE Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) Check is required for all successful applicants. 

CORE Education Trust is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are an Equal Opportunities and Living Wage employer.