Financial Services Systems Manager – Herts for Learning

Financial Services Systems Manager – Herts for Learning


Up to £40,000 p.a (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits Pro-rata salary calculations available on request.

Date Ending

June 6, 2022


FTE salary: up to £40,000 p.a (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits

Pro-rata salary calculations available on request.


Contract: Permanent; full-time at 37 hours (5 days) per week, 52 weeks. (We will consider applications for part-time working, but the role is advertised on a full-time basis based on operational considerations)


Location: Hybrid working – consisting of remote working, flexibility required to travel to client settings as required, and up to 2 days per week in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire as required.


Do you work providing finance & budgeting systems support for clients?

Do you have experience of managing a team?

Have you ever considered a career supporting schools?

  • A role where your skills help equip schools manage their finances?
  • And help schools focus on making differences to children’s life chances?

If the answer is yes, why not come and join Herts for Learning Ltd where you can use your skills and knowledge to make a positive difference.


In this role you will lead the Systems Team to provide expert support and guidance on a range of finance software systems used by client schools in compliance with statutory requirements. The team deliver training to schools, academies and our own teams, and provide a helpline used by schools to answer finance and software queries. In addition you will lead projects on selected systems developments, including the development and implementation of a framework of procured third-party finance systems.

We are seeking an individual with accounting and budgeting systems experience, who may be part AAT/ CCAB/ CGMA qualified, and has the skills to build, implement, train and support systems that our clients can trust. As you will be leading a team line management experience will be required.


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.


Herts for Learning are an award-winning provider of products and services to our clients – schools, trusts and educational settings within and outside Hertfordshire. We believe that every young person, through access to a great education, should be able to realise their potential, regardless of where they live or their circumstances. 


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


Would you like to know more about this opportunity? Our Head of Financial Services Stephen Shaw who would be happy to chat to you, please email stephen.shaw@hertsforlearning.co.uk


Financial Services Systems Manager – Job Outline

How to Apply

To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk with an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions:

  1. Please explain why you are applying for the role.
  2. What experience do you have of managing teams?
  3. Please list the Finance / Budgetary Systems you have experience of working with.
  4. What experience do you have of implementing new finance systems – either in your own workplace or into a clients’ organisation?
  5. Please provide a summary of your experience in managing projects to successful outcomes.
  6. Please detail any experience you may have of liaising with third party suppliers.
  7. What experience do you have of working with, or overseeing, a helpline-type service?


As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we will be anonymising your forms.

To help HfL make sure our policies and working practices are inclusive and non-discriminatory we would like you to complete the HfL equal opportunities form. This will not be stored with your application and will only be utilised by HR.

The Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on the hfl.recruitment email address for any recruitment queries.

We would love to hear from you.

Closing Date:  Monday 6th June 2022 at midday

Interview Date:  Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th June via Microsoft Teams

In the event you are shortlisted, please ensure you are available for the Interview dates stated above.

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 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.