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Come and join Herts for Learning Ltd, the UK's largest Schools Company.

Developed from Hertfordshire LA, the company is now owned and accountable directly to schools, who hold 80% of the shares, and Hertfordshire County Council who own 20% of the shares.

Children in the classroomHerts for Learning provides flexible, high quality teaching, learning, leadership and business support to schools and education settings in Hertfordshire and beyond.  Our priorities are to ensure that the standard of education and outcomes for children are increased, and that schools receive traded services which meet their needs.

All of our staff are highly qualified, experienced practitioners with expertise in leadership and subject knowledge across the curriculum.

We have much to offer including a state-of-the-art professional development centre and modern office facilities based in Stevenage. If you are looking for the next exciting move in your career we would love you to come and join us!

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Once you have completed the application form and supporting statement, please email this to you may also include your CV and / or cover letter.

Recruitment Agencies

Recruitment Agencies wishing to be considered as preferred suppliers for permanent and temporary recruitment for Herts for Learning please email: and provide us with the following details:

  • Contact name
  • Company name, address and website link
  • Areas of specialism / sectors you work in
  • Standard terms of business - please note that this does not mean we accept or agree to these terms

Recruitment Agencies joining our preferred supplier list will be by invitation only and we politely request that you refrain from approaching our Recruitment Team or recruiting managers directly.

Thank you for the interest you have shown in working with us.


Full time permanent contract, 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
(Term time plus will be considered)

Based in Stevenage

Salary Band 2 c. £16,000 p.a. plus excellent pension and performance bonus

We are seeking a dynamic and proactive individual to join our ICT support team.  The role is customer facing, providing onsite ICT support to schools, and requires attention to detail and excellent troubleshooting techniques.

No prior IT experience is required as full training will be given to the successful applicant. This is an ideal first job for someone looking for a career in IT as it will provide hands on experience of many current technologies including Windows, Apple iOS, and networking hardware. Customer service skills and a desire to exceed expectations are a must.

The post requires significant travelling around Hertfordshire.  You must have a full driving licence and have access to, and be prepared to use a car which is insured for business purposes.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Daniel Cowan or Lewis Richardson on 01438 844777 (option 1, then option 3).

For application queries, please contact our Central Recruitment Team on  01438 844786 or

Closing Date:     noon Monday 10th October 2016
Telephone Interviews: Tuesday 11th October 2016
Interview Day:    Tuesday 18th October 2016

EXECUTIVE SUPPORT OFFICER - 12 months fixed term contract

£21,688 - £25,500 p.a. (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Are you an experienced Executive Support Officer/Team PA looking for a change or fed up of commuting to London?

Or are you an enthusiastic graduate with some work experience in an administrative environment looking to develop your career to the next stage?

Are you great at multi-tasking, prioritising, organising and thinking on your feet?
Do you understand that little details matter when supporting busy managers?

This role is an exciting opportunity to have an impact on the success of our company by making sure everything runs smoothly for our senior leaders and they have what they need to do their jobs well and make a difference to the education of children and young people of Hertfordshire. You will be working closely with the Senior Leadership Team across all areas of the business.

The Executive Support Team provides a professional, comprehensive and high quality executive support service to the Managing Director, Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors. This is a multi-faceted role covering a range of support across all aspects of the work of the company’s leadership team.

The Executive Support Officer will have excellent IT skills, work well as part of a team and remain calm and efficient when dealing with a constantly changing workload, often with short notice. Superb interpersonal and communication skills with meticulous attention to detail and a confident, proactive, resilient, teamwork approach are essential.

The successful candidate will either have significant experience supporting company executives at a senior level in a PA type role or be an enthusiastic graduate with some administration experience already and wanting to expand their experience and progress to the next stage in their career.

If you think you have what it takes to work in this fast paced, customer focused environment then come and join us!

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Jackie Goodhall on 01438 844824.

Closing Date:   Monday 26th September 2016
Interview Day:   Thursday 6th October 2016



Competitive remuneration package

Herts for Learning Ltd (HfL) is the largest schools company in the UK. We provide flexible, high quality, school improvement, leadership and business support to schools and education settings across Hertfordshire and beyond. Our mission is to raise standards and improve teaching and learning, making a difference to children’s lives. As a not for profit company, we reinvest in the common good by improving existing services, investing in new ones and contributing to the agendas that matter most across our schools and education settings.

HfL has established a strong track record since its inception in 2013, with over 90% of Hertfordshire schools now Ofsted rated as good or outstanding, far in excess of the national average. We generate an annual income of c£20m and employ over 300 staff.

We are seeking to appoint a highly strategic, entrepreneurial and commercially astute Managing Director to lead the company through a period of change, ensuring continued outstanding delivery of services whilst pursuing new and exciting opportunities for growth in an increasingly competitive climate.

Accountable to the Board, this role presents an opportunity to develop the HfL business and extend our reach through new market and service development. You will bring a track record of successful leadership and proven business acumen.  You will ideally bring experience of delivering services to the education sector or related sectors – whatever your background, you will be passionate about supporting schools and young people to succeed. You will be committed to promoting equality of opportunity, both within the company, and in supporting children to achieve their potential, regardless of background.

To find out more please visit or contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Elliott Rae on 020 7426 3964 or Carolyn Coates on 0121 644 5705 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date:  Friday 30th September 2016 (noon)
Preliminary Interview date: w/comm 10th October 2016
Final interview: Tuesday 8th November 2016


Herts for Learning Recruitment Team
01438 844786