Early Years Adviser (HFL Education)

Early Years Adviser (HFL Education)


Band 6 – FTE £46,000 p.a. (pro-rata for reduced hours) based on appropriate skills and experience

Date Ending

May 19, 2023


Contract: Permanent

Hours: fulltime at 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (Part time will be considered for the right candidate)

Salary: Band 6 – FTE £46,000 p.a. (pro-rata for reduced hours) based on appropriate skills and experience.

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

Are you an excellent Early years leader or an adviser who is passionate about young children’s learning?

Could you play a crucial role in helping others develop their EYFS curriculum and strong pedagogical principles to support all children?

We are looking for an outstanding individual to be part of our team of advisers working with schools, trusts and settings in Hertfordshire and beyond.


At HFL Education, we believe that every young person, through access to a great education, should be able to realise their potential, regardless of where they live, their background or circumstances.

As the UK’s largest School Company, we operate as a social enterprise on a not-for-profit basis and we are a leading provider of school improvement and business support services, training, and resources, that enable schools, settings and trusts to deliver a great education. You can find out more about us here.

The successful candidate will provide support, guidance and advice to school leaders, EYFS teachers and practitioners to develop high quality early education. They will lead training and contribute to the development of products and services that can be delivered both locally and nationally on a remote or digital basis informed by latest research.


You will be a highly organised, dynamic individual with QTS who is able to manage their own workload, prioritise tasks and demonstrate an ability to empower and inspire others.


You will be self-motivated, flexible and be prepared to travel to trusts and schools as needed throughout Hertfordshire and beyond.


If you want to be a part of our Early years team of passionate individuals, dedicated to working together in the interests of young children then please get in touch.

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, occasionally visits to 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.


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 either Andrew Boyes on 07580743399 or Lucky Khera on 07584150949 who would be happy to chat to you about this opportunity.

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.

How to Apply

To apply, please download and complete the HFL application form along with the supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4), explaining how you meet the requirements of the job outline and person specification. 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 ask that you follow the guidance stated in the application forms.


To submit your application or to discuss any recruitment queries please email our Central Recruitment Team on hfl.recruitment@hfleducation.org We would love to hear from you.


Closing Date:   Friday 19th May 2023 at midday

Shortlisting Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Interview Date:  Friday 26th May 2023 in Stevenage.

Start Date:  September 2023

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.