Solutions Architect – Herts for Learning

Solutions Architect – Herts for Learning


Band 4 – FTE £30,000 - £35,000 p.a

Date Ending

February 28, 2022


Contract: Permanent – fulltime at 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year  

Location: Flexibility to work both remotely from home, and across educational settings in Hertfordshire.

It’s a great time to work as a Solutions Architect for Hertfordshire schools as they have begun to understand the benefits of introducing and integrating cloud-based solutions.  You might think that helping a few schools with this is a walk in the park. However, to rise to the challenge of helping hundreds of schools achieve this ambition represents something you’d really enjoy taking on! 

Inevitably, secondary schools are likely to want to work in a hybrid manner, so you’ll need experience in the design and implementation of both server-based and cloud-based technology solutions.  Our team is a group of technologists that are passionate about encouraging schools to improve education for children through better use of technology.  If you’re proactive, great at shaping requirements with customers and want to be one of our solution architects, we’d love to hear from you.

The team are working remotely where possible to support their schools and when required, providing onsite support to their schools in line with Government guidelines. Therefore, the ability to reach different locations by car will be essential. If you drive, then a full driving licence and appropriate car insurance will be required. Also, as there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact James Toll via email on james.toll@hertsforlearning.co.uk.

Solutions Architect – Job Outline 2022

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:  Monday 28th February 2022 at midday                          

Telephone Interview Date: Wednesday 9th March 2022

Interview Date*:  Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th March 2022                          

*Please note that the interviews will be taking place 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.

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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.