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HR Manager

London School of Samba
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28 Jun 2021

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The London School of Samba has an exciting opportunity for a part-time 3-month contract HR Manager to develop the charity's HR framework. We are looking for an experienced professional who has worked in the Charity sector before, to help us set up our HR processes as the school looks to upscale its activities and formalise its fully volunteer run structure.

Main responsibilities include:

1.Review, write and implement any policies a charity our size should have in place.

a. Developing policies for safeguarding and diversity. Rewriting and updating our policies on Child Protection and Equality.

b.Recommending and organising any necessary training for trustees and volunteers.

c.Study options and implementing a safeguarding bookkeeping system.

2.Development of appropriate strategies to promote good volunteer management practises within the organisation.

a.Study options and implement a volunteer database and systems to easily monitor DBS checks.

b.Develop a volunteer onboarding and exit interview structures as well as volunteer agreements.

c.Study options of viable volunteer reward systems.

d.Support the recruitment process of new volunteers, writing job descriptions and application forms.

3.Review current part-time job contracts for London School of Samba contractors.

4.Review London School of Samba processes around Data Protection, implement necessary tools/solutions.

5.Recruit two volunteers who will take over the day-to-day running of the systems once the contract runs out.

6.The HR Manager will report directly to the board of trustees and will have weekly catch ups to update on progress.

Skills and experience we are looking for:

1.At least 5 years' experience in a HR Advisor/Generalist role.

2.Must have at least 2 years' experience working in HR in the Charity sector.

3.HR Policy and Procedure writing, reviewing and developing.

4.Experience in leading, developing and delivering HR projects with identifiable outcomes.

5.MS Office skills including Word and Excel.

6.Must be proactive and work independently with minimal supervision to tight deadlines.

7.Literacy and numeracy skills to produce a variety of written material and project proposals in-line with the school's budget.


Why have we created this vacancy?

The London School of Samba is focused on strengthening its volunteer body by formalising the organisation's structure, internal procedures and legal framework. This focus is part of the school's ten-year strategy to reinforce the charity's future while bolstering and expanding its key role within the community.

As a performing arts organisation, a significant percentage of attendees are vulnerable people, which makes it imperative to set up the necessary framework and training in place to fulfil our safeguarding duties. We are also working hard to improve the diversity of our current membership so it's more in-line with our local communities.

Our organisation by nature attracts a variety of skillsets, but the trustees have identified the need to invest in specialised support to build and define the school's core, our people. This is because we recognise the need to better define volunteer roles, to attract more volunteers and improve retainment of the ones we have.

Who are we?

The London School of Samba have been helping people experience Brazilian Carnival Arts since 1984. We are a charity and run by volunteers only. Our mission is to entertain, educate and engage the public in traditional Brazilian carnival arts, for cultural, social and educational benefit.

We provide dance, drumming, costume making and much more. We provide weekly dance and drumming classes as well as many other types of workshops. Each year we participate in the Notting Hill Carnival as well as other smaller parades. We also perform at live shows and gigs. We are linked to Brazil through our godmother school Mocidade, who won the 2017 Rio De Janeiro Carnival. We have been featured in many magazines, papers and TV shows.
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