Finance Business Partner – HFL Education
FTE Up to £31,000 per annum.
January 31, 2022
Contract: Permanent, Part time working at 29.6 hours (4 days), or 37 hours (5 days) per week, Term Time plus 2 weeks (40 weeks).
Salary: FTE Up to £31,000 per annum.
Pro-rated salary for 4 days, 40 weeks: *£22,069 p.a
Pro-rated salary for 5 days, 40 weeks: *£27,586 p.a
(*inclusive of 6.4 weeks paid holiday entitlement)
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.
Do you have strong experience of bookkeeping, 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 HFL Education (formerly 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 that 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/full AAT qualified or similar, and has the skills to produce accounts and budget reports that school leaders can trust.
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. 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 Helen Harding via email at email@example.com. If you would like an insight into the role from an employee’s perspective, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, email email@example.com with a detailed CV along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions:
- Why do you feel you would be suitable for this role?
- Detail the financial systems you have utilised or are familiar with.
- What experience do you have working with multiple customers, often with conflicting deadlines?
- a) Give an example of provision of financial information to stakeholders.
b) How would you ensure that the information has been understood?
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.
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.
Interviews will be taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.
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.