HLG Staff Testimonials

Ray Chapman - Estates Officer

“Working in the Estates team means there’s a variety of work, no two days are the same. The group is always looking to improve our work-life balance and promote a friendly working environment, where the culture is friendly and welcoming. There is so much opportunity working for the college.”

Kathy Levy - Curriculum Administrator

“We’re always looking for ways to improve and deliver excellent customer service. Jobs are challenging at times, flexible, rewarding and allow you to meet a range of people from across the group. Most importantly I have fun and enjoy working in my team and for the company.”

Denise Allsopp - Apprenticeship Programme Manager

“The thing I love the most about my job is the flexibility I have. I get to work from home and the office with my colleagues. The trust and the feeling of being a part of a team is fantastic here. We’re professional on a daily basis inspiring not only our staff and colleague’s but our learners within the workplace as well, and it’s a great feeling when you see a learner and colleague working well together.”

Victoria Lang - Business, Travel and Events Lecturer

“I genuinely enjoy coming to work, the students are the people that motivate me – they are so full of energy and enthusiasm. I have three young children and work part-time. I have always been supported and embraced by the organisation; the flexibility and accommodating nature of the group allows me to teach and ensure I can collect my children after school too.”

Phill Ruffell - e Learning Coordinator

“What I love the most about being at the college in my job role is that I can be creative in the things that I do. I come from a creative background, so it’s great that I have the opportunity to do that in my work. I also like working with different people and helping them learn and achieve new digital skills.”

Jordan Cooper - Senior Marketing Executive

“I love how the marketing team is always looking to optimise and innovate campaigns, it allows the freedom to explore new avenues and challenge myself as a professional. My team is incredibly supportive of each other, whatever challenges the day throws at you they are always there to make you smile and offer support. Proud to say I’ve made lifelong friends. One of the best perks of the group is the work/life balance, there is an understanding and flexibility.”


We think teaching is one of the most important and fulfilling jobs in the world, as are all jobs in education – helping people realise their potential and build a life for themselves and their families; helping businesses to improve and grow; and helping to build strong, vibrant, communities.

If you share our passion we want to hear from you – check out our vacancies, read about the benefits you’d get from working with us, and take a look at how we’ve paved the way for our talented staff to progress within the Group.


The Hart Learning Group is a charitable organisation with a mission to create social and economic value through learning. The Hart Learning Group currently includes:

  • North Hertfordshire College: a further education college with over 3,000 full-time students in the full range of sector areas. At NHC, we help people realise their potential and build a life for themselves and their families; help businesses to improve and grow; and help to build strong, vibrant, communities.
  • Hart Schools Trust: a burgeoning multi-academy trust which supports primary and secondary schools in Stevenage. At Hart Schools Trust, we put school improvement and curriculum collaboration at the heart of all we do. If you share our passion, we want to hear from you.
  • Hart Learning & Development: a progressive, national learning and development business that helps business clients of all sizes to engage with emerging talent through apprenticeships and other training. At Hart L&D we want to be the best – at everything! That means we need the best people to help us deliver for our clients and learners.