HFL Recruitment Services

Recruiting and selecting the right people are fundamental to the success of any organisation and poor recruitment decisions can leave a lasting detrimental impact which can take a considerable amount of time to rectify. The HFL recruitment services team are passionate about recruiting high quality people who can make a real difference to children’s lives. We can help guide schools through the recruitment and selection process striving for best practice in order to attract candidates from the widest possible pool, creating a talented workforce.

For non teaching roles we have developed a range of new products aimed at primary schools which will support senior leaders recruit and select the best talent, whilst reducing the risk of liability and enabling the school to defend any potential claims.  

The recruitment and selection toolkits are available for the following roles:

  • Administrator
  • Finance Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Receptionist

The recruitment and selection toolkit includes:

  • A job evaluated job description
  • A person specification
  • An editable advert
  • Selection shortlisting grid
  • A selection of competency based interview questions
  • A role appropriate assessment with accompanying scoring sheet

Toolkits can be downloaded from the HFL shop priced at £103.00 plus VAT.

Leadership consultancy service

HFL recruitment Services provides recruitment solutions for Schools. We have a dedicated team of recruitment experts who can support you with your recruitment and selection needs. Depending on your senior leadership recruitment need we have different services available ranging from standard to an enhanced service.

The Standard Service includes:

  • Support with advertising
  • Guidance with application pack
  • Assembly of application packs for the panel
  • Liaison with the Hertfordshire improvement partner (HIP)
  • Invite candidates for interview
  • Send for references
  • Notify candidates not short listed
  • Send offer of appointment letter

The Enhanced Service covers all of the above plus:

  • Initial consultation with the recruitment and selection panel (identifying key competencies, finalising the job advert, the job description and person spec, identifying the most effective advertising channels, advertising the vacancy)
  • Response management
  • Shortlisting with recruitment and selection panel
  • Support with assessment and selection materials (we can arrange, at an additional cost, psychometric testing)
  • Attending the assessment day

By using the HFL recruitment service you will have access to a dedicated recruitment team who have negotiated discounted rates with TES, the Guardian and job boards such as linkedIn and CV library. The negotiated rates are in addition to the cost of the standard and enhanced service. We will also manage your recruitment campaign via social media to maximise potential applicants. 

The prices for the standard package start at £775 and £2,525 for the enhanced package.

For more information please call one of the team on 01438 845785 or email

Meet The Team

We now have four dedicated team members working on school recruitment.




Anne has overall responsibility for the team and all recruitment activity related to schools, both for Teach in Herts and Leadership Recruitment Services.  She is also a member of the HFL Safeguarding Team. Anne is looking for development opportunities for the service, so please do get in touch with her if you feel there is something we should be progressing for Hertfordshire Schools. 



Toni has specialist responsibility for developing and delivering the Leadership Recruitment Service, from start to appointment. Her HR expertise, in conjunction with the achievement team, allows us to offer a comprehensive competency-based interview and assessment-day framework. Toni is developing further supporting resources for recruitment activity in the future.  If you have ideas that you think could be developed in this area, please do not hesitate to contact Toni.



Anne-Marie and Katie both work across Teach in Herts and Leadership Recruitment Services, and will be responding to enquiries via our main telephone line 01438 845785 and our two shared inboxes:


Anne-Marie is an ex-primary school teacher with recruitment agency experience, and Katie was previously an office manager with previous recruitment agency experience. We are delighted to have them both looking after our schools, giving us extra capacity to deliver our services.

Please use the main shared inboxes for the quickest response to your recruitment requests.