Head of HR, Spain & Italy

  • Country: Spain
  • School: Regional/Head Office Role
  • Type of Job: Regional/Head Office
  • Duration: Full-Time
  • Deadline: 19/08/2022

Regional/Head Office Role

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The functional leaders and professionals in Cognita’s Head and Regional Offices are critical to taking our business forward. They support the work of our educational leaders, teaching colleagues and each other to ensure all in Cognita contribute to enriching the lives of children to achieve more than they believe possible.

The Role

To ensure that Cognita is a competitive employer of choice and great place to work within the K12 education sector in Spain and Italy. Through strong and professional thought leadership, provide oversight to the execution of HR strategies to enable the excellent and modern HR practice. Ensure focus on diversity and inclusion to ensure accessibility and equality of approach to all colleagues and candidates.

The role will also have responsibility for:

  • Providing strategic leadership and direction to the development and maintenance of all policies, procedures, and programmes
  • Input into EU HR strategies and objectives
  • The management of an HR Assistant and dotted-line management of the school based HR teams
  • Partnership within the EU HR centre of excellence teams
  • Partnership with senior leaders in the EU office and with school leaders in Spain and in Italy
  • Partnership with the other Heads of functions in the Spain/Italy central office

This role reports into the Managing Director for Spain & Italy and has a dotted line to the EU HR Director.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Professional development
  • School fee discount
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • My Staff Shop
  • Cognita Care and Wellbeing

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a completed Cognita application form. All applications should be submitted to our Director of HR by email, and must be received by 5.00pm, Friday 19th August 2022.

Cognita Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer Recruitment practices and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

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