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Senior Human Resources Executive

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Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date Added: Sep 5, 2023

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A Great Opportunity in Malaysia Awaits You


Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park, Kuala Lumpur campus is a large 3-18 school located on a green 20-acre site with excellent facilities and offers a welcoming, inclusive and stimulating place to work. We love learning and we are continually getting better. We are extremely proud to be the flagship school in the region.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to drive our Human Resources (HR) department. As a Senior Human Resources Executive, your main responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of HR operations in the organisation. You will play a crucial role in shaping and driving the people strategy of our organisation, ensuring compliance with the labour laws and regulations, and fostering a positive and inclusive work culture. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to build an HR department and lead your own team. 

At Tenby Schools, we believe in a Human Resources team that holds genuine passion for people and the ability to inspire and elevate people. We are looking for an experienced individual who is not only able to perform general HR functions, but also to lead and cultivate the Human Resources team to contribute to the company’s purpose and deliver on the employees’ needs.

We are committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of our young people and expect all applicants to share this commitment.  We follow safe recruitment practices, and which are aligned to the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection. We hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks, and successful references which will be followed up.


About us:


We are a unique campus, home to Tenby International School, which consists of a Primary, and Secondary School (IPC, National Curriculum for England, CIE, IGCSE and A Level) and a Malaysian Private School, Sekolah Sri Tenby (Malaysian National Curriculum). The campus welcomes over 2000 amazing students, aged from 3 to 18 years and from 38 nationalities; with 1350 attending the international school, 600 of whom will be in the primary school. We celebrate being Asian and love the fact that we combine international thinking to create a diverse and exciting campus.


We believe in creating “Amazing Learning Experiences” for our communities. Working collaboratively to help children be ready for the world and the contribution they can make locally and globally.


We believe that all students learn though good struggles and this at times needs to be consolidated using a variety of teaching methods. Taking risks, being resilient and showing creativity and adaptability for all our communities is important in our learning process. Our students go onto some of the top universities in the world and if they don’t, go into careers and colleges of their choice.


We are an honest campus and enjoy being self-reflective, so we can self-improve together to create amazing learning experiences more often than not. We are not perfect but strive to be the best we can.


We have lots of accreditation's just to show the world that we know what we are doing, including being the first school globally to be gain full accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS), for both TIS and SST schools. We hold the certificates for CIE, IPC, Microsoft, Duke of Edinburgh's Award and are one of 15 schools in Malaysia to hold the Green Flag Award.


About our Group


Tenby Schools SEP is proud to be part of International Schools Partnership (ISP) a fast-growing global schools’ group in six clusters across the world; Europe, Mexico & Central America, the Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia and the USA. Our Regional cluster includes other Tenby schools across Malaysia. As a Sr. Human Resource Executive you will be supported by the Head of Department, Senior Leadership teams and other learning clusters and networks both regionally and globally. We love to talk about learning at all levels, as this is at the core of everything we do!


This is amazing opportunity for you to develop yourself, take a risk or two, meet other like-minded teachers, share learning practice and work collectively with a local and global team. We even have a global learning hub where you can share learning and leadership ideas so we can get better together.


So if this excites you, please apply. We’d love to talk to you.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management, Accounting or similar.
  • At least 3 years of experience in the Human Resource Department.
  • Willing to commit time and energy to continuous improvement.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Responsible, reliable, trustworthy
  • Independent and proactive when faced with challenges.
  • Excellent collaborator and team-player
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Able to manage high to moderate levels of stress.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Independent worker while being a good team player.


Your responsibilities:

  • Manage the recruitment and selection process, including job postings, candidate screening, and interviews.
  • Manage employee onboarding and orientation, ensuring a smooth transition for new hires.
  • Collaborate with department managers to identify staffing needs and facilitate workforce planning.
  • Lead initiatives to enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention.
  • Coordinate training and development programs to upskill employees and promote career growth.
  • Ensure compliance with labor laws, regulations, and company policies.
  • Manage HR records, including personnel files, benefits documentation, and other relevant data.
  • Administer employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, and leave policies.
  • Prepare HR reports and metrics for management review.
  • To support in any other HR and administrative tasks as and when required.
  • Assist in any ad-hoc HR projects.

 Tenby Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Well-being and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

ISP Leadership Competencies 

You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.

1.Collaboration. Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximize opportunities.

2.Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback; supporting others in their continual learning, development and growth.

3.Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating 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.

4.Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.

5.Resilience. Can deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively

6.Community Focus. Is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our students and their families.

7.Integrity & Ethical Management. Has the ability to work ethically and with integrity; helps others feel valued; upholds and models the ISP Vision, Purpose and Principles.

8.Leading & Inspiring Others. Supports, encourages and inspires students, colleagues and teams so that they give their best.

9.Understanding People. Is a very good judge of talent, can objectively articulate the strengths and motivations of people inside or outside the organisation.

10.Influencing & Communication. Consistently informs, influences and inspires students, parents and colleagues through timely and effective communication.

11.Agile. Responds and adapts to changing circumstances; manages and solves problems by providing solutions in a climate of ambiguity.

12.Strategic, Commercial & Financial Awareness. Has the ability to apply understanding of the business and industry to improve effectiveness and profitability.

13.Planning & Decision Making. Makes decisions on the best course of action and then plans, organises, prioritises and balances resources to achieve the desired outcome

14.Diversity & Equity. Has the sensitivity, awareness and skill to understand the values, behaviours, attitudes and practices across cultures that supports all children and adults to learn and work effectively.

Safer Recruitment

The school 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.

Tenby Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

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



Initial interviews will be completed Face to Face whenever possible.



The closing date is 30th September 2023 but interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as interviews may be arranged before the deadline.


Candidates are invited to send in a letter of application including the reasons for applying to Tenby Schools together with a comprehensive CV, a recent passport-size photograph and contact details of three referees (one of which must be from your current school)


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