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 Type: Self-Employed or Variable Hours Contract on Payroll

    Hours: Ad Hoc

    Salary: Part time sessional role, pay is £116.58/£182.91 per meeting depending on qualifications and experience. 

    Location: St Albans, West Herts and Broxbourne.

    Are you interested in supporting school governing boards and trusts?

    Do you have strong administrative skills and a keen eye for detail?

    Are you seeking an ad hoc admin role which fits around other work or family commitments?

    The clerking role is a flexible role which can fit around other work or family commitments and provides an opportunity to support schools from a governance perspective and a chance to increase your skills and knowledge of education legislation.

    The clerk to the governing board will be accountable to the governing board, working effectively with the chair of governors, and the governing board. The clerk will be responsible for proving support and advice to the governing board on constitutional and procedural matters, duties and powers and will work in line with statutory legislation. They will also secure the continuity of governing board business and observe confidentiality. Meetings are generally held in the evenings on fixed dates, but preparation support and follow up actions will fit in with a clerk's own availability.

    For this role we are looking for individuals with good administration skills including attention to detail, and governance and school knowledge. Successful candidates will be required to attend a remote full day induction.

    The role sits within the Governance team, who provide support through a range of services for governors, trustees and clerks. Details can be found on our website:

    Herts for Learning: Governance

    The team are currently supporting schools and settings both in person and remotely. Therefore, the ability to reach different locations by car will be essential. If you drive, then 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 are currently working in this environment, looking for a new challenge, or want an to know more about this opportunity, please contact Kelly King via email on  Kelly.King@hertsforlearning.co.uk or call 01438 544459. For further information please read the attached Information Pack.

    Ready to apply: Submit your CV along with the supporting form and statement (download in the attached Information and Application Pack), and the equal opportunities form. 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.

    All applicants who meet the pre-requisite requirements will be contacted for a telephone interview.  Please indicate your availability.

    We would love to hear from you.

    Telephone Interviews:  Arranged at a mutually convenient time

    Final Stage Interviews:  Arranged at a mutually convenient time

    July Clerk Induction:  Monday 4th July 2022 09:30 – 14:30 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 Anti-Racist position 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 (part-time hours will be considered)

    Salary: Starting from FTE £31,000 p.a. with opportunity for progression plus excellent benefits.

    Location: Hybrid working consisting of remote working, flexibility required to work across educational settings in Hertfordshire, and occasional visits to the Head Office in Stevenage.

    Do you enjoy financial problem solving and fact finding to reach a solution?

    Would you like to use your financial knowledge and skills to influence the development of financial systems in order to provide improvements and efficiencies for customers?  

    Have you generated and delivered training in engaging ways to aid customers understanding of complex finance and systems processes?

    In this role you will be joining the Financial Services Systems Team to ensure the finance systems used in school meet the statutory and Herts County Council requirements of schools financial reporting and budgetary control. You will have a key role in influencing system and process improvements, project managing them to fruition whilst creating and delivering training to schools. You will also support our Helpline Service and Advisers in their delivery of financial services to schools and academies.

    This role requires an individual with experience in finance who can resolve complex finance queries, challenge and test financial systems and have the ability to influence developments. The successful candidate will hold a qualification in finance (full or part), be able to communicate complex financial information and guidance to customers in a variety of ways to ensure understanding and, will have a proactive approach to keeping their knowledge up to date. You must be able to collaborate, maintain and develop the relationships with key stakeholders and 3rd parties to achieve results.

    The Financial Services Systems Team ensure that the financial management and budgetary control software used in schools’ meets the reporting requirements, is robust, efficient and facilitates informed decision making. The team liaise with Herts County Council and 3rd party suppliers to develop those systems, provide helpline support, along with guidance and training on finance and finance systems. This service is provided to schools, academies and shared with the wider team of Financial Services Advisers and HfL School Business Managers working with schools.

    This is an opportunity to develop your career by joining the Systems Team in supporting schools, influencing systems development and delivering guidance and training, in order to help schools to make informed financial decisions so that they can help their pupils to achieve their potential.

    Our ‘working from anywhere’ approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work flexibly in line with their role requirements. This consists of working on-site across various schools and settings, remote working and, if desired, up to 2 days per week in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Therefore the ability to reach different locations by car will be essential for this role. If you drive, then a full driving licence and appropriate car insurance will be required. As there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

    Benefits: A generous employer pension contribution, 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 31 days after five-years) or the equivalent paid for Term Time employees, family-friendly policies, hybrid working, company performance bonus, professional development opportunities, and benefit schemes for discounts and cashback offers.

    Do you want to know more about this opportunity? Please contact Stephen Luff by email Stephen.Luff@hertsforlearning.co.uk and provide your mobile no. so a mutually convenient time can be arranged to discuss the role.

    To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk with a detailed CV or the HfL application form (available to download from the HfL website) along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions/scenarios:

    1. What financial systems/ packages do you have experience of?
    2. Scenario - You review a finance package / system and find it to be suitable but basic. However you have identified there are some reporting shortfalls, it stores the supplier address but not the county and the customer’s requirement is that the finance package / system can report by county.
         - What actions would you take to reach a resolution and / or decision on the software’s suitability?
    3. Scenario - A finance package / system has been authorised for use and an internal team of 50 staff, 6 helpline experts and 400 external schools need to be trained to use the system.
         - What factors do you feel are important to ensure effective training?

    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.

    Interview Date:  w/c 20th June 2022 via Microsoft Teams

    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. 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 Anti-Racist position 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.

    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.

    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.

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

    Salary: Band 4 – FTE £30,000 - £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits

    Location: Hybrid working with 2 days per week (or more if necessary for the delivery of the projects) in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, with the remainder as remote working.

    Do you have experience in application development and are looking for a new challenge?

    If so, then why not join us at Herts for Learning (HfL) where you can gain exposure and grow through supporting companywide projects.

    At HfL we are looking for a Business Application Developer to be the first point of contact in solution development as we enter the second phase following the implementation of a new cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management system (CRM) on NetSuite.

    In this role you will be a core part of a small and supportive in-house IT team, providing a high-level service to the diverse needs of our internal teams. This involves assisting in designing and developing solutions on NetSuite and automating processes where possible in line with business requirements.

    The ideal candidate will have a background in coding and programming along with application development, with a desire for continuous learning and a passion for innovation. You will also be providing basic training on business systems to internal teams, so excellent interpersonal and strong communications skills are required.

    This opportunity is ideal for someone who wants to work in an organisation where you can make a positive difference in children’s education. Will enjoy being challenged, getting feedback and support whilst learning and growing within a high functioning team.

    Our ‘working from anywhere’ approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work flexibly in line with their role requirements. This consists of working 2 days per week in our Head Office in Stevenage with the remainder as remote working. As there is a 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 Kerry Smith who would be happy to chat to you on email kerry.smith@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk with a detailed CV along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions:

    1. What steps would you take to prevent an application from crashing? Do state the application
    2. What coding languages do you use?
    3. How do you keep up to date with current technologies and practices in your field?
    4. What resources do you use when researching a solution to a programming issue?

    As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we will be anonymising your 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:  Monday 11th July 2022 at midday

    Screening Interview Date:  Friday 15th July 2022 via MS Teams

    Face to Face Interview Date:  Wednesday 20th July 2022 in Stevenage

    We are committed towards becoming an anti-racist organisation, and our recruitment statement is set out below in support of this.

    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 Anti-Racist position 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.

    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.

    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 this is an internal vacancy and therefore only open to HfL employees.

    Contract: Permanent

    Hours: Fulltime at 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

    Salary: FTE £60,123 p.a

    The Primary English Advisory Team have an exciting internal opportunity to join the team as a Deputy Primary Teaching and Learning Adviser (English). In this role you will work with the Lead Adviser to strategically lead the team of Teaching and Learning Advisers and maintain a high level of knowledge, experience and skills in the development of English.

    Further information about the role and requirements is set out in the attached ‘Deputy Primary TLA English - Job Outline’.

    Our ‘working from anywhere’ approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work flexibly in line with their role requirements. This consists of working on-site across various schools and settings, remote working and, up to 2 days per week in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. The ability to reach different locations by car will be essential for this role. If you drive, then a full driving licence and appropriate car insurance will be required. As there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

    If you would like to know more then feel free to contact Michelle Nicholson via email at michelle.nicholson@hertsforlearning.co.uk and she will be happy to provide an insight.

    Ready to apply… complete the forms in the attached ‘Internal Vacancy Forms’ folder and send these to hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk only. For recruitment queries, our Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on the hfl.recruitment email address.

    Closing Date:  Tuesday 5th July 2022 at midday

    Interview Date:  Thursday 7th July 2022 in Stevenage.      

    Please note: All internal applicants will be invited to an interview; therefore, forms will not be anonymised.

    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 Anti-Racist position 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.

    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.

    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.

    Contract: 1-year fixed term; full time at 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

    Part-time hours considered.

    Salary: Salary from FTE £49,000+ per annum based on appropriate skills and experience

    Location: Hybrid working consisting of remote working, with flexibility required to work across educational settings in Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties, and for occasional visits to Robertson House, Stevenage

    Due to the expanding family of the mathematics team, we are looking to recruit a new member for a fixed term of 1 year to cover maternity leave.

    • are you an outstanding Primary teacher or adviser who is passionate about improving children’s outcomes in Mathematics?
    • do you have experience in leading on Mathematics and are looking for the next step in your career development?
    • can you demonstrate how you have contributed to improved outcomes for children?

    If this is you, then come and join the HfL team of Primary Mathematics Teaching and Learning Advisers (TLAs) where improving outcomes for children is our most important priority.

    Your own learning curve will be steep but you will be well-supported throughout the journey by a highly skilled team who are at the cutting edge of educational practice. As a Mathematics Adviser, you will work alongside teachers and subject leaders to develop and refine subject knowledge and pedagogy. You will enhance your understanding of school effectiveness and will work with a wide range of other professionals. You will also develop and deliver training for teachers, both remotely and face-to-face. Experience of teaching in both KS1 and 2 would be desirable.

    You will be self-motivated and flexible, with good IT skills, and be prepared to travel to schools throughout Hertfordshire and beyond. In return, you can expect excellent conditions of employment and exciting professional development opportunities.

    Our ‘working from anywhere’ approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work flexibly in line with their role requirements. This consists of working on-site across various schools and settings, remote working and, if desired, up to 2 days per week in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. The ability to reach different locations by car will be essential for this role. If you drive, then a full driving licence and appropriate car insurance will be required. 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 David Cook via email on david.cook@hertsforlearning.co.uk and provide your mobile number so a mutually convenient time can be arranged to discuss the role.

    If you’re ready to apply, email hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk with a detailed CV or the HfL application form (available to download from the website) along with the supporting statement, explaining how you meet the requirements of the job outline.  We would also love to hear why you are interested in becoming part of the HfL team.

    As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we will be anonymising your 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:  Friday 15th July 2022 at midnight

    Interview Date:  Monday 25th July 2022 in Stevenage

    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 Anti-Racist position 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.

    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.

    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.

    Contract: Permanent part-time at 22.2 hours (3 days) per week, Term Time plus 2 weeks (40 weeks).

    FTE Salary: Band 4 - £23,125 - £25,125 p.a (Pro-rata for reduced hours)

    Location: Hybrid working consisting of remote working, with flexibility required for occasional visits to Robertson House, Stevenage.

    Do you have experience of book keeping and month end?

    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 supporting schools and academy trusts?

    If the answer is yes, why not 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 deliver bookkeeping services up to trial balance in a portfolio of schools, mainly with academies but also with schools maintained by Hertfordshire County Council.

    We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with accounting experience, who is a team player and committed to delivering an excellent customer service to schools and academies. Being AAT qualified and familiar with using financial management systems is desirable. This is an excellent opportunity to either start or progress a career in education finance, with many opportunities for career progression within the team. Full training will be given.

    Our ‘working from anywhere’ approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work flexibly in line with their role requirements. This consists of remote working and, if desired, up to 2 days per week in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. 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 Louise Shaw who would be happy to chat to you on 07931 530320 or email louise.shaw@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk with a detailed CV along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions:

    • what motivates you to work for Herts for Learning?
    • what experience do you have working with multiple customers, often with conflicting deadlines?
    • how would you respond if the school had not provided the relevant documentation to complete the bookkeeping and the work needed to be completed by tomorrow?
    • how would you build a relationship with colleagues in your team when the majority of the work will be completed remotely?

    As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we will be anonymising your 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 13th July 2022 at midday

    Interview Date:  Tuesday 26th July 2022  in Stevenage.                  

    We are committed towards becoming an anti-racist organisation, and our recruitment statement is set out below in support of this.

    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 Anti-Racist position 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.

    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.

    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.