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More than just a salary

By working with the Hart Learning Group, you’ll be part of a progressive, passionate, ambitious and fun team, and you’ll gain access to a massive range of staff benefits, including:

  • 10% Discount at Morrisons Supermarkets
  • 50% discount on existing provision of adult professional courses (subject to terms and conditions)
  • Access to existing provision of adult leisure courses free of charge (subject to terms and conditions)
  • Access to our organisational counsellor
  • Bike2Work Scheme
  • Childcare Financial Assistance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Discounted childcare services with Toadhall Nursey Hitchin (5%) and BusyBees Stevenage (10%)
  • Discounts for teachers
  • Discounted meals with HART kitchens
  • Discounts on Arriva Bus Travel

  • Discounts with the UniDays Mobile App
  • Eligibility for Costco wholesale membership
  • Eye care Examination & Spectacles vouchers (subject to line manager approval)
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Fun and insightful staff development events throughout the year
  • No joining fees at Stevenage Leisure Limited leisure centres
  • NUS discount cards
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Low-cost treatments at NHC’s hair & beauty salon
  • Subsidised meals at HART Kitchens
  • Technology Products Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Togetherall Mental Health Services
  • And so much more!

At Hart Learning Group, we offer much more than just a salary

  • Between 25-42 days personal holiday (subject to contract)
    • Three closure days between Christmas and new year (subject to contract)
    • Up to four additional days leave linked to organisational objectives
    • One additional days’ leave for your birthday (to be taken during your month of birth)
    • One day paid leave for moving house
    • Up to five days per year study/exam leave
    • Employer contribution pension scheme (pension scheme type subject to contract)
    • Occupational sick pay scheme (subject to contract)
  • Supplementary maternity/adoption pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Free training and support for qualifications linked to role specialism
  • Four paid staff conferences days per annum, including training
  • Internal recruitment and career progression opportunities
  • Aspiring leaders development programme

We appreciate the importance of providing a quality experience to our learners and as such, understand a high caseload impacts on quality. As such, we have a commitment to manage caseloads of no more than 42 learners per full-time tutor.

Travel is a requirement of all our tutor roles in Hart L&D, but we understand that length of travel has an impact on your working day. You will have flexibility to manage your workload to try and reduce travel between clients and over the course of a day and flex your hours across the week to reflect longer hours on one day compensated with shorter hours the next day. The geographical spread of your learners may be different depending on your location and the learner cohorts we have and, whilst we can’t guarantee a maximum travel time in all cases, we have a commitment to try and limit travel times wherever possible. We will discuss this with you specifically in relation to your role as we believe in being upfront in terms of expectations.

We are committed to flexible working as an employer and have a range of flexible working practices in place with our employees, both informal and formal. We offer part time hours, condensed working weeks, flexi-time, home-working and job sharing.

For many of us, remote working has become a routine part of our working lives, affording us opportunities to achieve greater work-life balance than ever before. Hart Learning Group is committed to the facilitation of remote working wherever possible to help employees meet the challenges of modern life, with a commitment to the physical and mental wellbeing of all staff.

We do also understand, however, that working remotely has its’ challenges to feeling part of the organisation, socialising with colleagues and being able to discuss ideas and challenges with your peers. As an organisation, we strive for continual improvement in this area and our remote workers are playing a key role in us understanding what we can do as an organisation to help overcome some of these challenges and a number of initiatives are currently in development. Some of the things already on offer include:

  • Regular 1-1’s with your line managers (remote)
  • Monthly team meetings (remote)
  • Opportunity to join the College Developmental days (two per annum)
  • Remote worker survey to better understand how we can meet your needs

Here’s what our staff have to say about working for us:

  • 91.0% of staff understand the Group Strategy
  • 97.3% of staff support the strategic aims/objectives
  • 98.2% of staff are aware of the Group’s values
  • 96.0% of staff felt that their manager handles diversity matters and demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • 92.8% of staff felt part of a team
  • 92.4% of staff felt that their department/curriculum area is well managed
  • 93.3% of staff have regular communication with their manager
  • 93.3% of staff felt that they have a manager who is helpful and supportive
  • 92.8% of staff felt they had gained new skills whilst working here
  • 97.8% of staff enjoy the type of work they do
  • 96.4% of staff are happy working for us

Source: staff survey 2020