Finance Business Partner

Finance Business Partner



Date Ending

January 14, 2022

FTE salary: Up to £26,795 p.a (depending on experience)

Pro-rata salary calculations available on request.

Contract:  Part time working at 29.6 hours (4 days), or 37 hours (5 days) per week, Term Time plus 2 weeks* (40 weeks). 

Permanent, full time at 37 hours (5 days) per week, 52 weeks per year would be considered.

*Please note: Term Time plus 2 weeks is 39 weeks during School Term Time and 1 week during school holidays.

Location: Remote working with flexibility required to work across educational settings in Hertfordshire and occasional visits to Robertson House, Stevenage.

  • Do you have strong experience of book keeping, 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 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 AAT/ CCAB/ CGMA qualified, and has the skills to produce accounts and budget reports that school leaders can trust.

The team is working remotely where possible to support their schools and when required, providing onsite support to their schools, in line with Government guidelines. Therefore the ability to reach different locations by car will be essential and a full driving licence and appropriate car insurance will be required. Also 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 be a part of our Financial Services team of passionate individuals, motivated to working together in the interests of children, then please get in touch.

Would you like to know some more about this opportunity? If so please contact hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk for pro-rata salary calculations or for an insight into the role from an employee’s perspective.

If you have any queries please contact Stephen Shaw who would be happy to chat to you, please email stephen.shaw@hertsforlearning.co.uk

If you’re ready to apply, download and complete the HfL application 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 the hfl.recruitment email address above.

HfL Application Forms

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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.

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.

In the event you are shortlisted, please ensure you are available for the Interview dates stated above. Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams.

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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.