Transformation Programme Manager – Herts for Learning

Transformation Programme Manager – Herts for Learning


Band 6 (£50,000-£55,000)

Date Ending

June 13, 2022

Contract: Permanent Full time (Part-time will be considered)



Salary: Band 6 (£50,000-£55,000)


Location: Hybrid working with 2 days or more per week in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.


Are you passionate about driving and delivering change programmes that transform children’s education? Are you looking to lead the next challenging yet exciting strategic phase of a social enterprise?


Herts for Learning is looking for a Transformation Programme Manager who will play a critical strategic role in the overall portfolio, programme and project delivery within HfL. The right candidate will be responsible to deliver the next phase of this high profile and critical programme successfully by planning, leading and delivering these changes within set deadlines.


You need to have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, working closely with the project team and key stakeholders. You will manage the project using your skills and experience and a set of standard project management tools to strict deadlines and within budget. You will need to oversee the delivery of the project within a mix of waterfall and agile methodologies (training opportunity provided for an exceptional candidate). This includes coordinating the efforts of team members across Herts for Learning, while identifying and managing risks and issues. You will also oversee the governance structure and reporting to ensure effective oversight of the project.


If you feel passionate about creating and maintaining focus, enthusiasm and momentum within the organisation to create change, please contact Reem Al Rasheed who would be happy to chat to you by email via Lauren.phipps@hertsforlearning.co.uk


As there is a home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

HfL1424 JD -Transformation Programme Manager

How to Apply

To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk with a detailed CV or the HfL application form (available to download from the HfL website) along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions/scenarios:

  1. This role involves programme management experience, please outline: 
    • Any programme/project management qualifications you have,
    • And/or equivalent experiences that would demonstrate your suitability for that role.
  2. Please describe how you have built positive relationships with a range of senior stakeholders in the past.
  3. Which technology solutions (or CRMs) have you had experience of?


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: 13th June 2022 at midday      

Interview Date*:  Week commencing 20th June 2022         

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 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.