Head of Marketing – HFL Education

Head of Marketing – HFL Education


Band 6 FTE £45,000 - £50,000 per annum

Date Ending

October 14, 2022

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Fulltime at 37 hours per week

Salary: Band 6 FTE £45,000 – £50,000 per annum

Location: Hybrid working consisting of a mix of remote working, supplier venues as needed, and 2 days per week at our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Are you a self-motivated marketing leader with a commercial mindset – looking for a challenging and varied role?

Could you drive the strategic marketing direction of HFL to support our journey of enabling a great education for young people?

In this role you will be working with our in-house Marketing team who provide a wide range of support, from delivering content production to brand awareness and lead generation, both locally and nationally.

Reporting to our Commercial Director, you’ll lead the team to provide strategic marketing direction in-line with our business objectives, ensuring our brand, sales and pipeline remain strong. You’ll be responsible for overseeing our design, digital, content, social media teams as well as external agency partners, ensuring our systems and processes are effective, and generating leads through a strong understanding of ROI.


You will be driven to add maximum value in all you do, are a confident influencer with the ability to work with a range of stakeholders and support your team. You will be able to convey a passion about education and helping young people achieve their life goals through your work streams.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an energetic, results-driven Head of Marketing to get creative and shape the strategic direction of our marketing function.


Our ‘working from anywhere’ hybrid approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work more flexibly in line with their role requirements. This consists of remote working and 2 days per week in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, alongside visits with suppliers or agency partners as needed. As there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

Benefits: We offer 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, life assurance, 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 sponsorship 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 Anu Jagota, our Commercial Director for a no-obligation chat via email through lauren.phipps@hfleducation.org.

Our partners at Brand Recruitment will be managing the recruitment process for this opportunity so please feel free to contact ben@brandrecruitment.co.uk with any queries.


HFL Job Outline Head of Marketing 2022

How to Apply

To apply, email ben@brandrecruitment.co.uk at Brand Recruitment with an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions:


  1. Outline the range of marketing activity you have managed along with the scope (local, national, international).
  2. Describe the largest or most challenging marketing activity/project you have implemented and managed through to completion. Please include the result and impact.
  3. Provide an example of how you have supported your team through change.

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

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.

We would love to hear from you.

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.