Herts for Learning (HfL) is an award-winning provider of products and services to schools and educational settings within and outside Hertfordshire. We believe that every young person, through access to a great education, should be able to realise their potential, regardless of where they live or their circumstances.  We focus on supporting the schools we work with to achieve successful long-term outcomes for their children.  HfL is majority owned by Hertfordshire schools and operates with a not-for-profit ethos. 

    HfL is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

    HfL is also equally committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation and we encourage you to view our Black Lives Matter statement which gives clarity on our anti-racist stance. In our relentless efforts to be an anti-racist organisation, we recognise the negative impacts of under representation and lack of diversity in our organisation, our education system and in all aspects of our society. Therefore, for recruitment into any HfL post, where we have 2 or more candidates of equal merit, candidates with protected characteristics will be given advantage over candidates without such characteristics. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘tie-breaker’ and is referred to as ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act 2010.

    To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

    Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will expect you to be prepared to discuss unconscious bias with us; we find these conversations more than any others give us all a good idea of what working together will be like. 

    Here are a few of the perks for working at HfL in addition to your competitive salary:

    • 28 days annual leave (rising to 31 following five years’ service)  plus bank holidays
    • a range of additional leave (compassionate, emergency, pregnancy related sickness, and disability leave for appointments).
    • pension scheme (10% employer contribution)
    • access to a Rewards Platform (with nearly 1,000 offers for you to enjoy)
    • life assurance
    • annual performance related bonus
    • learning and development opportunities including academic sponsorship
    • occupational sick/maternity/adoption pay
    • flexible and remote working opportunities
    • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which provides advice and support, including a counselling service.
    • access to Mental Health First Aiders

    If you decide to visit our offices in Stevenage, you will also have access to:

    • free and secure underground parking on-site
    • modern office facilities
    • onsite restaurant
    • shower and changing facilities

    If you are looking for the next exciting move in your career we would love you to come and join us!

    In order to apply for jobs at Herts for Learning, please use the following forms:

    We ask that you follow the guidance listed within the above forms to support our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process. Application forms and supporting statements must be submitted in a word format so they can be anonymised before being reviewed for shortlisting.

    Please note, section 1 and 4 of the application form will not be shared with hiring managers, the full application form will only be seen by the HR team. The equal opportunities form will not be stored with your application and will only be utilised by the HR team to help us make sure our policies and working practices are inclusive and non-discriminatory.

    Once you have completed the application, supporting statement and equal opportunities forms please email them to hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk you may also include your CV and / or cover letter.

     

    Current vacancies

    If you are looking for the next exciting move in your career, we would love you to come and join us. We currently have vacancies in the following areas:

    Contract: 12 months - fixed term contract (FTC) initially, fulltime at 37 hours per week (flexible working patterns considered)

    Salary: Band 4 – FTE £22,000 - £24,000 p.a. (plus excellent pension scheme and benefits)

    Location: Hertfordshire. Currently remote due to Covid-19. Post Covid-19 there will be an opportunity to work up to 2 days in the Head Office in Stevenage with the remainder as remote working.

    Do you have strong administration skills with a meticulous eye for detail?

    Are you looking to further develop your career in an Administrative role?

    Would you like to work for an organisation that upholds its moral purpose and embodies its core values?

    If you’ve answered yes then we’d like to hear from you.

    This newly created post, which forms part of the Data Management Services (DMS) team, will focus on the implementation and organisation of HfL’s new multi-supplier MIS framework contract.  An exciting opportunity to shape the processes and procedures that will make the framework a success, this role will be working with the DMS team to ensure that we continue to deliver a great service to our customers and build good relationships with our external partners. The role also involves working collaboratively across the team to provide administrative support where required.

    As the role involves the implementation of a new framework, it is imperative that you are able to prioritise effectively, process queries and use your initiative. To help shape the processes, procedures and tools that will support the framework, this role needs a proactive individual with a methodical approach, a meticulous eye for detail and a great communicator.

    The successful candidate will have demonstrable administrative experience, preferably with experience of contract and/or framework administration.  They will have an authentically positive attitude and see administrative excellence as the core success factor of a great team. The successful candidate will want to work in an organisation that genuinely improves our community and our society and they will have a growth mindset. That is, they will enjoy being challenged, getting feedback and support whilst learning and growing within a high functioning team.

    At Herts for Learning, our moral purpose is to ensure that every young person in Hertfordshire, through access to a great education, is able to realise their potential, regardless of where they live or their circumstances.

    This opportunity is ideal for someone to develop their career and broaden their depth of knowledge within a supportive and friendly team.

    The team are currently working remotely due to Covid-19, however following this you will have the opportunity to work in the office for a maximum of 2 days per week. As there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

    If you want to know more about this opportunity, please contact Jen Readings via email at jennie.readings@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    If you’re ready to apply, download and complete the HfL application form along with the supporting statement, explaining how you meet the requirements of the job outline. Once completed, please submit the forms to hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    For recruitment queries, our Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on the hfl.recruitment email address above.

    We would love to hear from you.

    Closing Date: Monday 18th October 2021 at midnight

    Telephone Interviews: Monday 1st November 2021

    *Interview Date: Thursday 4th November 2021

    *Please note that the interviews will be taking place remotely.

    HfL is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

    HfL is also equally committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation and we encourage you to view our Black Lives Matter statement which gives clarity on our anti-racist stance. In our relentless efforts to be an anti-racist organisation, we recognise the negative impacts of under representation and lack of diversity in our organisation, our education system and in all aspects of our society. Therefore, for recruitment into any HfL post, where we have 2 or more candidates of equal merit, candidates with protected characteristics will be given advantage over candidates without such characteristics. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘tie-breaker’ and is referred to as ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act 2010.

    To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

    Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will expect you to be prepared to discuss unconscious bias with us; we find these conversations more than any others give us all a good idea of what working together will be like.

    Contract: Permanent, 37 hours per week (part time considered), Term time only plus 2 weeks (40 weeks) per year

    Salary: Band 3 to FTE £21,164 per annum (pro-rated for part time) For pro-rata salary calculations available on request.

    Location: Hertfordshire. Initially based at Stevenage, with future potential to work from home. Post Covid-19 lockdown restrictions there will be an opportunity to work up to 2 days in the Head Office – Stevenage.

    The Financial Services Transaction Team provides services to support maintained schools in Hertfordshire. The post holder will contribute to the delivery of high quality financial reporting and budget management services to schools maintained by Hertfordshire County Council.

    The role involves posting into schools’ accounting systems including;

    • purchase ledger and non-purchase ledger items
    • sales ledger items
    • other income and expenditure
    • bank reconciliations
    • system reconciliations

    The successful candidate will be able to work independently as well as part of a busy team. A high level of accuracy is required along with organisational ability to plan and manage work to achieve results and meet deadlines.

    Also as there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

    If you want to know more about this opportunity, please contact Debbie Williamson who would be happy to chat to you on 07580787225 or email deborah.williamson@hertsforlearning.co.uk.

    If you’re ready to apply, download and complete the HfL application form along with the supporting statement, explaining how you meet the requirements of the job outline, and the equal opportunities form. Once completed, please submit the forms in a word format to hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we ask that you follow the guidance stated in the application forms.

    For recruitment queries, our Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on the hfl.recruitment email address above.

    We would love to hear from you.

    Closing Date: Wednesday 19th October 2021 at midday                

    Interview Date*: w/c 1st November 2021

    *Please note that the interviews will be taking place remotely.

    HfL is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

    HfL is also equally committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation and we encourage you to view our Black Lives Matter statement which gives clarity on our anti-racist stance. In our relentless efforts to be an anti-racist organisation, we recognise the negative impacts of under representation and lack of diversity in our organisation, our education system and in all aspects of our society. Therefore, for recruitment into any HfL post, where we have 2 or more candidates of equal merit, candidates with protected characteristics will be given advantage over candidates without such characteristics. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘tie-breaker’ and is referred to as ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act 2010.

    To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

    Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will expect you to be prepared to discuss unconscious bias with us; we find these conversations more than any others give us all a good idea of what working together will be like.

    FTE salary: Up to £26,795 p.a (depending on experience)

    Pro-rata salary calculations available on request.

    Contract: Part time working at 29.6 hours (4 days), or 37 hours (5 days) per week, Term Time plus 2 weeks* (40 weeks). 

    Permanent, full time at 37 hours (5 days) per week, 52 weeks per year would be considered.

    *Please note: Term Time plus 2 weeks is 39 weeks during School Term Time and 1 week during school holidays.

    Location: Hertfordshire. Flexibility required to work across educational settings in Hertfordshire.

    Do you have strong experience of book keeping, producing budget reports and accounts? 

    Have you ever considered a career in education finance where you can use your transactional skills to support schools to make a difference to children’s life chances across Herts and beyond?

    Would you enjoy applying your knowledge and experience to support school leaders in managing their finances?

    If the answer is yes, why not come and join Herts for Learning Ltd where you can make a positive difference and further develop your career in education finance.

    In this role, you will manage a portfolio of schools within your allocated area of Hertfordshire to provide advice on both the school’s current financial position and future projections. In addition to this you will provide financial guidance to support the school’s aims of continually driving forward the quality of teaching and learning. This is a busy and stimulating role that requires commitment, resilience and professionalism, but gives flexibility and independent working, in line with the service requirements of your schools, e.g. meeting school leaders.

    We are seeking an individual with accounting experience, who may be part AAT/ CCAB/ CGMA qualified, and has the skills to produce accounts and budget reports that school leaders can trust.

    The team is working remotely where possible to support their schools and when required, providing onsite support to their schools, in line with Government guidelines. Therefore the ability to reach different locations by car will be essential and a full driving licence and appropriate car insurance will be required. Also as there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

    If you want to be a part of our Financial Services team of passionate individuals, motivated to working together in the interests of children, then please get in touch.

    Would you like to know some more about this opportunity? If so please contact hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk for pro-rata salary calculations or for an insight into the role from an employee’s perspective.

    If you have any queries please contact Stephen Shaw who would be happy to chat to you, please email stephen.shaw@hertsforlearning.co.uk.

    If you’re ready to apply, download and complete the HfL application form along with the supporting statement, explaining how you meet the requirements of the job outline, and the equal opportunities form. Once completed, please submit the forms in a word format to the hfl.recruitment email address above.

    As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we ask that you follow the guidance stated in the application forms.

    For recruitment queries, our Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on the hfl.recruitment email address above.

    We would love to hear from you.

    This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. To make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity, please submit your application as soon as you can.

    In the event you are shortlisted, please ensure you are available for the Interview dates stated above. Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams.

    HfL is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

    HfL is also equally committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation and we encourage you to view our Black Lives Matter statement which gives clarity on our anti-racist stance. In our relentless efforts to be an anti-racist organisation, we recognise the negative impacts of under representation and lack of diversity in our organisation, our education system and in all aspects of our society. Therefore, for recruitment into any HfL post, where we have 2 or more candidates of equal merit, candidates with protected characteristics will be given advantage over candidates without such characteristics. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘tie-breaker’ and is referred to as ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act 2010.

    To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

    Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will expect you to be prepared to discuss unconscious bias with us; we find these conversations more than any others give us all a good idea of what working together will be like.

    Contract: Permanent, fulltime at 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

    Salary: Band 4: Up to £27,000 p.a dependent on experience

    Location: Hertfordshire. Post Covid-19 there will be an opportunity to work up to 2 days in the Head Office in Stevenage with the remainder as remote working.

    Are you an experienced Marketing professional with the proven ability to plan and deliver effective marketing campaigns? If you want to make a difference and are looking for the next step in your career development, or to utilise existing skills within a company with a not-for-profit ethos, we would love to hear from you.

    We are currently looking for a Marketing Lead to join our busy Marketing and Events team and provide professional and proactive marketing support to promote Herts for Learning and demonstrate the impact of our products and services on the outcomes of children within Hertfordshire and beyond.

    Reporting to the Marketing Managers, the Marketing Lead will work across a wide range of marketing projects and support the production of our award winning education resources, developed by HfL teams or third party organisations.  Working alongside the in-house education teams and graphic designers, plus external proof readers and printers, the Marketing Lead will manage the day-to-day process from concept brief to delivery.

    Also responsible for supporting the team on PR activity, the Marketing Lead will oversee the media inbox, responding to or fielding media enquiries to the relevant teams.

    The role requires a minimum of two years’ experience working in a marketing role within a fast-paced commercial organisation and practical experience in delivering numerous marketing campaigns simultaneously. The post holder must have a proactive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills and respond positively to an exciting and varied role. 

    The team are currently working remotely due to Covid-19, however following this following this you will have the opportunity to work in the office for a maximum of 2 days per week. As there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

    For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Jo Leigh, Head of Marketing on jo.leigh@hertsforlearning.co.uk.

    If you’re ready to apply, download and complete the HfL application form along with the supporting statement, explaining how you meet the requirements of the job outline, and the equal opportunities form. Once completed, please submit the forms in a word format to hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we ask that you follow the guidance stated in the application forms.

    For recruitment queries, our Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on the hfl.recruitment email address above.

    We would love to hear from you.

    Closing Date: Tuesday 19th October 2021 at midday                     

    Interview Date*: Tuesday 2nd November 2021                     

    *Please note that the interviews will be taking place remotely.

    HfL is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

    HfL is also equally committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation and we encourage you to view our Black Lives Matter statement which gives clarity on our anti-racist stance. In our relentless efforts to be an anti-racist organisation, we recognise the negative impacts of under representation and lack of diversity in our organisation, our education system and in all aspects of our society. Therefore, for recruitment into any HfL post, where we have 2 or more candidates of equal merit, candidates with protected characteristics will be given advantage over candidates without such characteristics. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘tie-breaker’ and is referred to as ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act 2010.

    To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

    Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will expect you to be prepared to discuss unconscious bias with us; we find these conversations more than any others give us all a good idea of what working together will be like.