Recruitment Adviser

HFL Education

  • FTE £28,268 - £32,470 p.a.
  • Stevenage / East of England
  • Permanent, Fixed Term
  • Full Time, Term Time Only
Posted 3 weeks ago

Contract: 1 x Permanent, 1 x Fixed Term for 12 months


1 x 30 – 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

1 x 30-37 hours per week, Term Time Only + 2 weeks (40 weeks per year).

Both 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: £28,268 – 32,470 p.a. pro-rata
Location: Hybrid working with flexibility required to work across 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 & Recruitment solutions for the education sector.  We believe in delivering exceptional services for our school customers and are proud that the work we do improves educational outcomes for pupils and children, as well as creating great places to work.

We’re also proud to provide our employees with exciting opportunities to advance their careers within our supportive and collaborative environment.

We are now seeking to recruit two enthusiastic and proactive Recruitment Advisors to join our 26-strong team.

This is a varied, dynamic, and interesting role which will cover a blend of customer facing and administrative work.  You will work with a Recruitment Manager and Senior Recruitment Advisor to deliver a Leadership Recruitment Service to our customer schools, providing advice and guidance, and creating and delivering a full life cycle recruitment service.

You’ll work with senior leaders in schools and trusts to deliver a bespoke recruitment service tailored to their needs. This will include supporting development and delivery of recruitment activities, advertising, creation of candidate packs, filtering of applications, safer recruitment checks, preparation of assessment activities and packs, invites to interview and offer of employment letters.

You’ll also help to coordinate an administrative service to school customers and internal colleagues throughout all stages of the recruitment process, delegating tasks to the HR & Recruitment Assistants as appropriate.

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, and ensure a positive impact on both staff and students.

To be suitable for this role you will need to demonstrate a flexible, pragmatic and solution-focused approach to recruitment, balancing multiple priorities and ensuring customer satisfaction through excellent interpersonal skills and 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.

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 Lucy Makins on 01438 544 476 or at and provide a contact number so a mutually convenient time can be arranged to discuss the role.

To apply, email with a detailed CV along with a cover letter detailing:

1.     Your experience of delivering services to customers in person

2.     How you use your initiative to ensure a great customer experience

3.     What experience you have of recruitment processes, if any

Please indicate in your application if you are applying for the 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:  3rd March 2024

Interview Date:  w/c 11th March 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.


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