HR & Recruitment Assistant x 2

HR & Recruitment Assistant x 2


Band 4 – FTE £22,000 - £26,000 p.a (pro-rata)

Date Ending

November 27, 2022


Contract: Permanent

Hours: 1 x 37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

1 x 37 hours per week / Term Time Only + 3 weeks (41 weeks per year)

Salary: Band 4 – FTE £22,000 – £26,000 p.a (pro-rata)

Location: Hybrid working consisting of remote working, flexibility required to work across educational settings in Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties, and up to 2 days per week in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

In HFL Education we know that our people are critical to our ongoing success.  Due to growth in the service, we are looking to recruit 2 HR Assistants to work across both the HR and Recruitment teams to support the delivery of services to our customers.

In this exciting and varied role, you will play a central role in ensuring our teams deliver excellent support to customers.  In return we will give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge in a range of recruitment, HR, and administration activity. 

You’ll get involved in customer support for users of the Teach in Herts website, support colleagues to deliver a recruitment service to our customer schools and trusts, work on HR projects to deliver a new online portal for customers and create day to day social media activity to raise brand awareness and promote our services.

We are proud of our culture that gives you autonomy and agility to get things done in balance with a supportive environment to help you to deliver and succeed.  If you feel this is an environment for you then we’d love to hear from you.

Prior knowledge of the recruitment cycle, Human Resources or the education sector would be of benefit but are not an essential.

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, up to 2 days per week in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Whilst this role will largely be office or home based, you may occasionally be asked to reach different locations by car which 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.

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, 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 opportunities, benefit schemes for discounts and cashback offers, and more.

Would you like to know more information about this opportunity For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Lucy Makins on 01438 544468 or at lucy.makins@hfleducation.org, and provide your mobile no. so a mutually convenient time can be arranged to discuss the role.


To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk with a detailed CV along with a cover letter detailing how you meet the criteria in the person specification above. 

Please indicate on your cover letter if you are applying for the full year post, term time only post, or both.

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:   27th November 2022 at 23:59

Shortlisting Date: 29th November 2022

Interview Date:  7th December 2022 via Microsoft Teams

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 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.


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