HR Business Partner – Herts for Learning

HR Business Partner – Herts for Learning


Band 5 - £38,000 - £41,000 per annum pro-rata + bonus and competitive pension

Date Ending

April 21, 2022


Contract:  Initial 12 months fixed term contract / internal secondment with possibility of permanent appointment thereafter.


Hours: Contracted hours between 30 – 37 hours per week depending on the candidate.  We will consider applicants working either 40 weeks per year (Term Time Only + 2 weeks) or 52 weeks per year.


Salary:  Band 5 – £38,000 – £41,000 per annum pro-rata + bonus and competitive pension


Location:  Remote working with flexibility required to work across educational settings in Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties, with occasional visits to our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, up to 2 days per week.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within our HR & Recruitment Services Team for a HR Business Partner to support the development and delivery of bespoke and strategic support services to our academy and Multi-Academy Trust customers


As HR Business Partner, you will work to establish credibility and grow our relationships and opportunity pipeline with academy and trust customers and partner with them at a strategic level to support the development implementation of HR strategies and programmes to meet their needs.  You will also have experience working in across a range of complex HR projects such as change management, restructuring and redundancy, TUPE, leadership development, talent management and organisational design and development.


This role requires a pragmatic thinker who is able to build trusted partnerships with executive or organisation leading stakeholders, create opportunities for service development and support us to enhance our service offer to meet the evolving needs of this customer base. 


Our ‘working from anywhere’ approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work flexibly in line with their role requirements. This consists of remote working with flexibility required to work across educational settings in Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties, with occasional visits to our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, up to 2 days per week.


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.


For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Chris Brown on 01438 544463 or at chris.brown@hertsforlearning.co.uk, and provide your mobile no. so a mutually convenient time can be arranged to discuss the role.


HRBP – Job Outline and Person Spec

How to Apply

If you’re ready to apply, download and complete the HfL Application Forms 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 hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk


As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we ask that you follow the guidance stated in the application 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:  21st  April 2022

*Interview Date:  29th April 2022

*Please note that the interviews may take place in person or remotely.


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.