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. 

    In addition to a competitive salary you will also have access to these great benefits:

    • Pension scheme (10% employer contribution)
    • Life assurance
    • Performance related bonus
    • 28 days annual leave (rising to 31 following five years’ service)
    • Learning and development opportunities
    • Occupational sick/maternity/adoption pay
    • Flexible working opportunities
    • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which provides advice and support, including a counselling service
    • Local sports activities
    • Free, secure on-site parking
    • Restaurant
    • Shower and changing facilities

    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!

    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:

    • 1 x permanent, full time at 37 hours per week, 52.142 weeks per year
    • 1 x 12 month fixed-term contract at 37 hours per week, 52.142 weeks per year

    Salary: Band 3 – Up to £22,000 p.a (dependent upon experience)

    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.

    Are you experienced in content marketing with proven experience of driving social media engagement in a non-personal capacity and working with bulk email platforms to deliver effective digital 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 two Content Marketing Assistants (one permanent role and one 12 month fixed term contract) to join our busy Marketing and Events team; to provide professional and proactive digital and content 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 into the Content Marketing Manager, the Content Marketing Assistants will provide day-to-day management of HfL’s corporate social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram), creating and scheduling posts to drive brand engagement and use digital analytics to track impact and drive improvements in our future social media approach.

    Also responsible for email marketing, the Content Marketing Assistants will collaborate closely with the marketing team to support the delivery of digital marketing campaigns using Mailchimp and Campus, and identify and exploit opportunities to build bulk mailing lists across all social media and digital channels.

    The roles require the post holder to be fully conversant with managing social media channels and proven experience of driving engagement across multiple channels including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The post holders must have a proactive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, plus familiarity with using Adobe Creative Suite, Premier Pro/After Effects and Canva.

    For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Junique Aujla, Content Marketing Manager via junique.aujla@hertsforlearning.co.uk.

    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.

    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 28th July 2021 at midday

    *Interview dates: Wednesday 4th August and Friday 6th August 2021

    *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.

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

    Pro-rata salary calculations available on request.

    Contract: Permanent, fulltime at 37 hours (5 days) per week, 52 weeks per year

    Part time working at 29.6 hours (4days) per week, and Term Time plus 2 weeks* (40 weeks) will also 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. 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 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 which 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 are 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. 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 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.

    Closing date: Monday 2nd August 2021 at midday

    *Interview date: Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th August 2021

    *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 - 37 hours Monday to Friday only, 52 weeks per year (Term time plus will also be considered)

    Salary: Up to £21,000 p.a (dependant on experience) plus annual performance bonus

    Location: Hertfordshire. Flexibility required to work across educational settings in 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 tech savvy and know how to maintain and install both software and hardware?

    Can you offer IT support to a novice without using technical jargon?

    If this sounds like you, then you may be interested in this role.

    The role involves supporting schools in Hertfordshire both onsite and via the Service Desk helpline. When supporting schools onsite, you will be travelling around Hertfordshire to provide a range of ICT support services on weekdays, within business hours (i.e. 9am – 5pm).

    On the Service Desk you will be providing high quality support via telephone, email and the ICT Service Desk Portal. Accurately logging requests and incidents, ensuring they resolved in a timely manner or escalated to senior colleagues if appropriate. This is currently taking place remotely due to Covid-19.

    We are seeking a proactive individual who is keen to learn about new technologies, likes to solve problems, and is willing to be exposed to technical issues and equipment from the get go. This is a customer facing role which requires attention to detail, excellent troubleshooting techniques and exceptional customer services skills.

    Previous technical experience would be beneficial, however for the right candidate full training is available.

    The team are 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. 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 have any queries or want to know some more about this opportunity, please contact Bharat Desai on Bharat.Desai@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    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 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.

    Please note interviews will be held remotely.  

    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.

     

    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.