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HR Manager

Sancta Maria
Hyderabad, India
Date Added: Jan 4, 2023

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HR Manager


Location: Hyderabad, India


Reporting Line: School Principal


Role context


The HR Manager provides a professional organised HR service to all members of staff covering the full employee lifecycle from recruitment to exit in accordance with the labour law and in alignment with the relevant regulatory bodies. The HR Manager plays an active role in the day to day running of our busy school and supports our vision of being the school of choice within the community. The role of the HR Manager is to work with all departments to build and maintain a positive working environment, ensure fair people processes and promote engagement for all employees to support the schools’ aim of being the employer of choice.

The HR Manager will report directly to Principal and functionally to the regional Head of HR. They will collaborate with other functions to ensure a smooth running of HR operations. The post holders will be expected to build a close working relationship with colleagues in the ISP regional team and school leadership to fully perform their duties.  


Key Responsibilities


1. Talent acquisition and onboarding/ offboarding


Lead the recruitment process in accordance with our safer recruitment process from identifying vacancies, reviewing staffing structures, placing job ads, ensuring budgets are available, creating job descriptions, scheduling interviews, screening candidates, compiling interview feedback forms, background checks, references, child protection certificates, creating job offers and contracts.

Ensuring a full onboarding and induction process has been followed, including uploading documents to the HR system.

Ensuring all exiting employees have received an exit interview and all clearances have been completed including final settlement payments.


2 - HR Operations


Manage human resources operations at school level. Implement a consistent human resources strategy with direction from ISP regional office across the school with accountability for talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safeguarding, succession planning, employee relations and retention, regional regulations, ISP compliance and local labour relations.

Reporting: provide information and reports on data such as staff turnover, references, cost per hire, training hours per person, etc.

Compliance: comply with regional federal and local legal requirements and advising on required actions including areas such as teacher licensing.

Systems: manage systems for staff attendance recording and work alongside the finance manager to produce the monthly payroll


3 - Organizational development


Improve organizational effectiveness through the development and deployment of solutions to improve productivity and drive a performance culture.

Consult with ISP-ME team and school leadership teams on change management opportunities – provide guidance on resources, processes, and tools.

Serve as partner to provide advice on organisational design issues.


4 - Talent management


Implement succession planning and key talent review / performance management meetings and processes across the school with guidance from the ISP office. Coordinate succession planning with ISP- team key stakeholders and the school leadership team.

Implement tools and processes for assessing and developing talent.

Remain aware of best practices and trends within the training and development field and adopt new approaches as appropriate.


5 - Talent development/education


Work in partnership with key stakeholders within the ISP-ME team and school leadership teams, including other school HR managers, to implement a combination of core learning and development activities targeted at various levels of the organization and aligned to business and individual needs.


Ensure performance management opportunities are in place for all staff to enhance their ability to achieve goals and capability to assume increased levels of responsibility.

Manage employee training programs, particularly for admin staff and budgets including identification of internal/external training opportunities, coaching and mentoring program development.


6 - Employee Engagement


The HR Manager is responsible for collecting feedback through various channels: NPS surveys, onboarding surveys, Employee Engagement surveys, exit interviews, etc. This feedback is used to enhance engagement and helps ISP get better. The HR Manager is the engagement lead and is responsible for working with the Principal on feedback action planning and the communication around this topic.


Other Responsibilities

  • Undertake such other reasonable responsibilities and tasks that may be assigned by the School Principal, and the International Schools Partnership.

Candidate Profile


  1. Person specification
  • To be friendly, approachable, professional, discreet, able to work independently and as part of a team and to earn the trust and respect of all staff
  • To be able to speak clearly, concisely, and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally and in writing
  • To plan, organise and prioritise time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines
  • Experience of working in HR in education is preferred
  • Ability to communicate perfectly in written and spoken English
  • A positive solution focused approach
  • An understanding of and commitment to the ISP values


  1. Competencies

Collaboration actively engage in leading a team; the ability to be collaborative and  a genuine team player, developing positive and supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximise opportunities.


Learning & Getting Better the ability to continually demonstrate personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback; supporting others in their continual learning, development and growth.


Innovation Leadership create an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and is able to motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion.


Resilience the ability to deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively.


Community Focus commitment to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of your students and their families.


Integrity & Ethical Management work ethically and with integrity; help

others feel valued; uphold and model the ISP Vision, Purpose and Principles


  1. Qualifications
    • Professional qualification – MBA or Master’s in Human Resources
  2. Experience
  • 7 to 10 Years
  • Fair knowledge of Indian Labour laws
  1. Location
  • Hyderabad, India at Sancta Maria International School


Safeguarding & Safer Recruitment

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

 About Sancta Maria

Sancta Maria International School is an international curriculum, co-educational day school in Hyderabad with over 1500 learners from Early Years to grade 12. The school is part of the Saint Mary’s Educational Society founded in 1982, and the only school in Hyderabad and South India which offers the complete Cambridge Pathway curriculum right from Early Years to Grade 12 (A Levels). Our vision is to unlock the potential of every learner for a better world. We value our community relationships with parents and families, and together, we do the best for our children as partners and critical friends. Sancta Maria is driven by the motto ‘In Omnia Excellentia’, which means‘Excellence in Everything’. Sancta Maria is Cambridge approved Professional Development Centre offering a range of Cambridge assessed qualifications in teaching and learning.













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