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Salary: £40,000- £45000 (pro rata, neg. dependent upon experience)

HR Manager

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, the best preserved of all Georgian dockyards, is the world’s most complete dockyard of the Age of Sail.  Today, The Historic Dockyard Chatham, is the leading example of a mixed-use heritage estate.  A vitally significant historic estate delivering outstanding preservation, an award-winning independent museum, commercial estate, Higher Education campus, leading film location and residential community.

As a registered charity that employs over 140 staff and 300 volunteers, people are at the heart of our Dockyard community.  Our culture strives for excellence across the board and our team are hugely passionate and engaged in all aspects of our work.  From historic building preservation through the diverse re-use of our historic estate, to engaging the widest possible audiences in learning about the significance and history of the former Royal Dockyard; The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a workplace like no other.

This HR Manager will play a pivotal role in positively shaping our organisation culture and supporting our people to enable them to perform at their best.  We are looking for someone who can manage the human resources function efficiently supporting us to deliver on our charitable goals.

This role is crucial in fostering a positive workplace culture, ensuring compliance with UK employment laws, and supporting our team to perform at their best. You will be a key player in driving HR strategies, managing employee relations, and enhancing our recruitment and onboarding processes.

This role is a great opportunity for someone looking to build on their existing experience and continue their professional development.

how to apply

If you are interested in joining our team and wish to apply for this vacancy, please complete our application form and send it back to us along with a copy of your CV by Friday 19 July 2024.

Completed application forms can be emailed to or posted to:

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust
The Fitted Rigging House
The Historic Dockyard

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

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It’s all in the detail

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please take time to read the job description and person specification.

You can download the application form by clicking on the link below.

If you require assistance in completing the form or need to make your application in an alternative format, please contact us via email on:

Job Description

Application Form

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Feeling a little unsure?

Not sure if you meet all of the qualifications? Let us make that decision.

Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend not to apply for jobs when they feel like they don’t meet every qualification, when often they do. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Equal Opportunities

As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we aim to ensure a balance of representation and lived experience across our teams. We are committed to providing our employees with a work environment free from discrimination in which all can develop and thrive.

We acknowledge and value the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. The application process aims to ensure that no real or perceived barriers exist and we are committed to ensuring the process is transparent, fair and as inclusive as possible for all applicants.

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