HR Advisor – Herts for Learning

HR Advisor – Herts for Learning


Band 5 – FTE £31,000 - £38,000 (pro-rata for part time)

Date Ending

June 20, 2022


Contract:         Fixed Term until October 2023


Hours:             30 to 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (Term Time plus 2 weeks)


Salary:             Band 5 – FTE £31,000 – £38,000 (pro-rata for part time)


Location:         Hybrid working consisting of remote working, flexibility required to work across educational settings in Hertfordshire, and occasional visits to the Head Office – Stevenage.


We are looking to recruit an experienced HR professional with drive and enthusiasm and the ability to juggle multiple, varied and interesting cases and projects across a spectrum of schools of all shapes and sizes.

To be successful in this role, applicants will have strong experience of Employee Relations casework, good general HR and management knowledge and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with commercial constraints. 

The role requires the ability to situationally analyze HR matters and give pragmatic and tailored HR Advice to support customer needs.  It also requires a solid understanding and confidence in facilitating employee relations matters, with experience of supporting people change projects, recruitment and delivering training workshops.

This is an exciting, fast- paced environment which is also incredibly rewarding in the difference we make to schools and the impact we have on children’s lives.

The team work remotely to support their schools and when required, providing occasional onsite support to their schools in line with current Government guidelines. Therefore the ability to reach different locations will be essential. If you drive then a full driving licence and appropriate car insurance will be required.

Prior knowledge or experience within the education sector, nor for profit sector or local government would be of benefit but is not an essential.

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, company performance bonus, professional development opportunities, and benefit schemes for discounts and cashback offers.

Do you want to know more about this opportunity? Please contact Ali Stevens on 07741500668 or at ali.stevens@hertsforlearning.co.uk and provide your mobile no. so a mutually convenient time can be arranged to discuss the role.


HR Advisor – Job Outline (FTC TTO)

How to Apply

To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk with a detailed CV along with a cover letter explaining how you meet the following requirements:



  • Strong knowledge of employment law.  Knowledge of Education sector employment law would be an advantage but is not essential to be successful in this role.


Experience of

  • Providing professional advice to stakeholders across the employee lifecycle
  • Supporting employee relations issues to completion including disciplinary, grievance, capability and ill health
  • Analysing complex information and situations and giving pragmatic and tailored HR Advice to support customer needs. Knows when to seek further advice and support.


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.

We would love to hear from you.

Closing Date:  Monday 20th June 2022 at midday

Interview Date:  Thursday 30th June 2022 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.