Strategic HR Support
For Multi-Academy Trusts
Helping your trust succeed and prospect through strategic HR
Our experience in working with Schools and Multi Academy Trusts enables us to provide strategic support on all types of projects and initiatives. Strategic HR Services will ensure the Academy or Trust is proactive in it’s management of people.
We work as trusted advisors to the Board, Governors and Headteachers, ensuring they are fully supported to lead a large workforce, often across multiple sites.
Our support includes
Providing advice on building and implementing the right performance management framework in your organisation
We can provide full Project Management support for any HR system implementation
Providing you with peace of mind that your Single Central Register is up to date and fully compliant and you are following the Safer Recruitment Process
We can provide full wellbeing programmes to Academies & MAT’s ensuring the well-being of all employees
Whether it’s a one-off issue or a complex matter, we can provide full support and expert advice
Help recruit into Trust roles, leadership teams and central service functions
We can provide a full due diligence service as well as supporting on integrating Academies into MAT’s
Building a People Strategy that aligns to your overall Organisational Strategy
We undertake reviews of how HR services are delivered to identify compliance, efficiencies and process improvements
We can support transfers into the Academy or Trust
We can provide support to review Pay & Reward Frameworks in MAT’s
Review of organisations HR policies ensuring these are reflective of the organisations culture and are fully compliant with legislation
What our clients say
Optimal People and Business are experts in all things HR. We worked successfully with them to produce a series of information videos to help businesses during the Corona lockdown. We are looking forward to working with them again in the near future as we grow our business.
We personally dealt with Vici at Optimal and she was a delight. She was open and honest and gave great advice and guidance. She helped us deal with what could have been a very difficult dismissal with a problematic member of staff. I would not hesitate to recommend Vici to any business for their HR.
Can’t thank Mel and the team enough. Really helped my business in a crisis. Looking forward to working with you and the team.
Brilliant service, friendly staff, lovely team
Amazing service and support from extremely knowledgeable people, who also take great care in the standard of their work. Can't fault them, thank you so much!
5* all round, Mel was extremely helpful and answered all my questions, very friendly and professional. Recommended to others and would definitely use again. Thank you again Mel and Helen.
Mel and her team are fantastic, help me all along the way with some complex issues. Couldn't recommend more.
I've used Optimal PBS on a couple of occasions now to assist with due diligence on an acquisition i've been working on and also to provide contract and handbook production. Cannot fault the support or advice provided.
We love this company and Mel is a god send to our business, she sorted everything for us from employee contracts to helping us source the right accountant, she is at the end of the phone whenever I have any HR questions (even when on holiday) can not fault her commitment. Keep up the good work!
Meet our HR experts
Our team have significant experience of supporting our clients with all of their requirements