Early Years Consultant – Herts for Learning

Early Years Consultant – Herts for Learning


Band 6 - Starting salary FTE £42,000 p.a (plus excellent pension scheme and benefits)

Date Ending

March 25, 2022


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


Salary: Band 6 – Starting salary FTE £42,000 p.a (plus excellent pension scheme and benefits)


Location: Remote working with flexibility required to work across educational early years settings in Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties and, if desired, for occasional visits to Robertson House, Stevenage.


Are you an excellent early year’s practitioner, teacher or an adviser who is passionate about young children’s learning?

If you want to make a difference and are looking for the next step in your career development we would like to hear from you.

HfL have a highly regarded team of Early Year’s Advisers and Consultants in Hertfordshire who work with private, voluntary and independent sector to secure high quality provision. Improving outcomes for children is our most important priority.

As an EYC, you will work alongside practitioners, leaders, teachers and schools. You will engage in reflective professional dialogue to support their self-evaluation, moderate assessment information and contribute to action planning and continuous quality improvement.  You will be self-motivated, flexible and be prepared to travel throughout Hertfordshire (travel allowance paid). In return, you can expect excellent conditions of employment and exciting professional development opportunities.

For this very important role, excellent interpersonal and ICT skills are required along with the ability to work effectively as part of and across teams to develop services that will affect positive outcomes for all children.

Key requirements:

  • Personable/driven
  • Confident and able to deliver training
  • Motivated and able to support and motivate others to improve their practice
  • Have inspirational ideas that will help the early years workforce


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 and 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.


If you want to know more about this opportunity, please contact Dawn Macdougall who would be happy to chat to you on 07741500428 or email Dawn.Macdougall@hertsforlearning.co.uk   

Early Years Consultant – Job Outline 2022

How to Apply

If you’re ready to apply, download and complete the HfL Application Forms 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:   Friday 25th March 2022 at midday              

Interview Date*:  Tuesday 5th April 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 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.