Bookkeeper – Herts for Learning

Bookkeeper – Herts for Learning


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

Date Ending

July 13, 2022


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


Bookkeeper Job Outline 2022


How to Apply

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 motivates you to work for Herts for Learning?
  2. What experience do you have working with multiple customers, often with conflicting deadlines?
  3. 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?
  4. 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.

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.