Primary Curriculum Adviser – Humanities (HFL Education)

Primary Curriculum Adviser – Humanities (HFL Education)


Band 6 - Salary from FTE £47,000+ per annum (Pro-rated Salary: £28,200 p.a)

Date Ending

April 17, 2023


Contract: Permanent

Hours: Part time at 22.2 hours per week (0.6 FTE / 3 days per week), 52 weeks per year.

Salary: Band 6 – Salary from FTE £47,000+ per annum (Pro-rated Salary: £28,200 p.a)

Location: Hybrid working consisting of some remote working, plus working with schools in Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties. Occasional visits to our head office at Robertson House in Stevenage, and to venues where our training is being delivered.

Are you an excellent primary teacher or adviser who is passionate about developing the curriculum, teaching and outcomes for the humanities subjects?


Do you have experience in teaching and leading humanities subjects (including geography and/or history) and are looking for the next step in your career development?


Can you demonstrate how you have contributed to developing and sequencing the curriculum for these subjects within your school or setting? 


Do you have clarity about how a carefully thought out and well-sequenced curriculum can enable pupils to make strong progress in their learning?


If this is you, then come and join the HFL team of Primary Curriculum Advisers.

Your own learning curve will be steep, but you will be well-supported throughout the journey by a highly skilled team who are at the cutting edge of educational practice. As an Adviser, you will work alongside teachers, subject leaders and senior school leaders to develop and refine subject knowledge and pedagogy. You will enhance your understanding of school effectiveness and will work with a wide range of other professionals. You will also develop and deliver training for teachers, both remotely and face-to-face. Experience of teaching in both KS1 and 2 would be desirable.

You will be self-motivated and flexible, with good IT skills, and be prepared to travel to schools throughout Hertfordshire and beyond. In return, you can expect excellent conditions of employment and exciting professional development opportunities.

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 also 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? If so, further information can be found in the job outline. You can also contact Kate Kellner-Dilks via email on kate.kellner-dilks@hfleducation.org and provide your mobile number so a mutually convenient time can be arranged to discuss.

How to Apply

To apply, please download and complete the HFL application form along with the supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4), explaining how you meet the requirements of the job outline and person specification. We would also love to hear why you are interested in becoming part of the HFL team.

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.

To submit your application or to discuss any recruitment queries please email our Central Recruitment Team on hfl.recruitment@hfleducation.org.

We would love to hear from you.

Closing Date:   Midday on Monday 17th April 2023

Interview Date:  Wednesday 3rd May in Stevenage

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.