Business Management Consultant (HFL Education)

Business Management Consultant (HFL Education)


Band 5 – FTE £38,673-£46,634 p.a. Pro Rated salary: £27,531 - £33,198 p,a.

Date Ending

May 10, 2023

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 29.6 hours per week, TTO + 2 (40 weeks per year)

Salary: Band 5 – FTE £38,673-£46,634 p.a. Pro Rated salary: £27,531 – £33,198 p,a.

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

Are you a finance or business management professional looking for a rewarding career in the education sector, where no two days are the same?  Are you looking for a role where you can deliver high quality consultancy services across various educational settings?


An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Business Management Services team for a new Business Management Consultant. As a member of the team, you will be offering strategic support and advice to a variety of educational establishments.


A strong school business management background is required for this role, working in various settings such as maintained schools, Single Academy Trusts, Multi Academy Trust and Federations.


HFL Education Business Management Service (BMS) provides specialist Business management advice and consultancy to schools across Hertfordshire and the neighbouring counties. Consultants are responsible for delivering high quality BM support to schools, as well as leading new initiatives, offering strategic expertise and providing training and facilitation to colleagues as required.


This is an exciting opportunity to join our the BMS team to work with and support schools and academies and work collaboratively with a range of teams across the business services within HFL Education.


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 as required. 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, paid mileage, a cycle to work scheme, onsite charging points for electric vehicles, access to mental health and wellbeing support, company performance bonus, professional development opportunities, benefit schemes for discounts and cashback offers, and more.

Would you like to know more information about this opportunity? If so, further information can be found in the job outline. You can also contact Lisa Holroyd who would be happy to chat to you on 01438 544484 or email lisa.holroyd@hfleducation.org

How to Apply

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

  1. What skills will you bring to the team?
  2. What challenges do you perceive the role will bring to you?
  3. How do you think this role will differ from your current role?
  4. How would you manage your working week on a hybrid basis?

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 10th May 2023 at midday

Interview Date:  Friday 19th May 2023 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.