Senior HR Advisor x 3 (HFL1533)

Senior HR Advisor x 3 (HFL1533)


£35,000 - £41,725 p.a. pro-rata

Date Ending

February 13, 2024

30 or 37 hours per week, 52 weeks or Term Time Only + 2 weeks (40 weeks per year). 

A term time / non term time pattern may be considered for the right candidate.

All roles will require some flexibility in working hours with occasional work outside of the normal 8:30am – 5:00pm cycle as per customer needs. 


Salary: £35,000 – £41,725 p.a. pro-rata
Location: Hybrid working with flexibility required to work at home and on site in educational settings in Hertfordshire, and neighbouring counties as required. Working at least 1 day per week minimum from our Head office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and as required to meet business needs.


At HFL Education, we’re leaders in HR solutions for the education sector.  We believe in delivering exceptional services for our school customers and improving educational outcomes for pupils and children. 

We’re also proud to provide our employees with exciting opportunities to advance their careers within our supportive and collaborative environment.  Following two internal promotions we are seeking two enthusiastic and proactive Senior HR Advisors to join our 28-strong team.

This is a varied, dynamic, and interesting role which will cover the full remit of generalist HR, with significant involvement in the management of complex employee relations casework, as well as supporting our school customers with complex projects and consultancy.    There are also numerous projects you will lead and own including running a HR forum, project managing HR conferences, and leading on our blog presence and thought leadership.

You’ll be part of a team that values flexibility and pragmatism and has a heart for making a difference. Your expertise will empower our school customers to build strong, collaborative teams, ensure a positive impact on both staff and students.  

To be suitable for this role you will need to demonstrate an inquisitive, solution-focused approach to HR practice, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with a range of senior stakeholders.

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.

How to Apply

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 Ali Stevens or Jenny Beach on 01438 544463 or at ali.stevens@hfleducation.org / jenny.beach@hfleducation,org and provide your mobile no. so a mutually convenient time can be arranged to discuss the role.

To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hfleducation.org with a detailed CV along with a cover letter detailing how you meet the essential criteria outlined in this document and your experience in managing complex casework. 

Please indicate in your application the hours you are applying for and if you are seeking a full-year role or part-year role.

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:  13th February 2024 at 9am

Interview Date:  w/c 26th February 2024

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. We reserve the right to interview before the closing and interview date should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate. 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.