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About Us

Teach in Herts is the dedicated recruitment platform for Hertfordshire schools and settings, managed by HFL Education, a not-for-profit schools’ support company.

Our site was originally created in 2001 in response to a need for teachers and later grew to include recruitment of all staff involved in the smooth running of a school as well as to include other educational and childcare settings within the county.

Today the site welcomes over 50,000 users every month, seeking to apply for a wide range of school-based roles. 

Almost 700 educational settings use this self-service platform as their primary recruitment resource, with around 7000 vacancies advertised last year alone across four main job categories: teaching, school leadership, early years and professional & support – this last category includes classroom support roles such as teaching assistants as well as other school jobs like admin, finance and grounds staff. 

With excellent transport links into London and around the UK, Hertfordshire is not only a great place to live but is also home to a wide variety of schools and settings from small primaries with mixed year classes, to much larger primary and secondary schools in our towns and villages. Whether in the school classroom, with younger children at a daycare setting, in administration, human resources, business or finance…  there really is a wealth of opportunity for those starting their career or looking to retrain.  Many of our schools offer term time only contracts, with flexible working hours that make this an ideal sector for those looking to improve their work-life balance or get back to work after a career break.

Teach in Herts is not just a jobs board. From the start, we have engaged in dialogue with schools and settings to really understand their recruitment needs and find creative ways to solve them.  

One of our biggest challenges has been providing tailored guidance to the wide range of people approaching us with vastly different levels of experience, and as a result we built (and continue to add to) a library of online information for those looking to get into the education industry, with webinars and recruitment fairs also part of our service. 

We attend many events at universities and colleges around the UK, meeting students talking to them about opportunities in our schools. For many years we have been fortunate to meet trainee teachers during their first year, who later registered and found a job through our website in their final year. 

We also host an annual Hertfordshire Schools Recruitment Fair, which is a great opportunity for delegates to come and talk to Herts schools in person about career opporunities, as well as to get lots of useful information and guidance from key industry professionals.

Thanks to the Hertfordshire Appropriate Body Service, with which HFL has been involved since 2015, the county welcomes over 600 newly qualified teachers every year. As one of the most highly performing education authorities in England, it’s a great place to start a teaching career and we pride ourselves on attracting exceptional teachers to inspire our young people, and support both to the highest level. 

Our service doesn’t end there, however, as we also provide information around Housing, Things to Do and information about the different districts for those new to the county.  

As part of HFL Education, we are well positioned to help you find ongoing training opportunities, networking groups, advice, information, and support throughout your career. 

Candidates especially value: 

  • Vacancies at hundreds of settings all in one place, updated daily
  • Facility to research schools and jobs in a chosen area 
  • Case studies and testimonials from Herts school staff – to find out what it’s really like 
  • Automatic job alerts so you don’t miss an opportunity
  • One online application form that can then be tailored as needed to suit each job 

Schools tell us that they get an excellent response to their adverts, and really appreciate the advice and guidance provided to support them in the recruitment and selection process. They also love to attend our annual recruitment fair in the spring, where they can meet prospective applicants face to face.

We are always happy to help with any questions or queries, so do please get in touch – we look forward to meeting you! 

Email us at :teachinherts@hfleducation.org

Phone us at: 01438 544468