Working for us
If you are a talented and inspirational individual who is committed to transforming lives and unlocking potential then we are the trust for you.
Thinking of relocating to the East Midlands?
With schools located in Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire our communicates are diverse, with large cities, town centres and tranquil villages that offer a wide range of shops, restaurants, cultures, festivals and a rich and varied history.
From the stunning vistas of the Peak District to the hectic nightlife of Nottingham and Leicester there is no shortage of opportunities to suit whatever your lifestyle or pace of life.
If you intend to move from the South of England up to the East Midlands then you will get more home for your money and still be in commuting distance of London. The East Midlands is also the second least densely populated region of England giving you and family the open space that you are looking for. The average house price in the East Midlands at July 2021 was £214,169 which compares favourably to £494,673 in London, £277,178 in the South West and £354,278 in the South East.
What do we offer?
We offer an exciting, dynamic and collegiate workplace environment. It is our staff that make a difference to children’s lives and so staff development and professional learning for both teaching and non-teaching roles are centre of our strategic planning to make this a certainty.
As part of our Trust, staff can engage with professional learning at an individual, school, Trust, regional and national level, as learners and as facilitators and designers of excellent staff training. We see all of our staff as career-long learners and our commitment to professional development includes supporting staff to engage with a range of formal qualifications (such as the NPQs and post-graduate study) as well as bespoke provision to meet emerging needs and aspirations. We have close relationships with a number of excellent external partners as part of this extensive offer, including the University of Nottingham, the Confederation of School Trusts (CST), Ambition Institute and the National Association for School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT). We also have a range of international partnerships through COBIS (working with a group of European international schools) and Jyvaskyla University’s teacher training provision in Finland.
The Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT is our innovation award winning Initial Teacher Training provider and we have a team dedicated to provision for Early Career Teachers. Our open, inclusive and collaborative Trust culture offers the opportunity for wider professional networking and opportunities to lead and learn from colleagues working in a diverse range of settings.
Westfield Health is an employee assistance programme that gives employees cash back on essential health care and access to valuable health and well-being services.
Staff are entitled to a generous sick pay entitlement depending on their continuous service.
Cycle to Work Scheme
The trust offers a salary sacrifice scheme which enables staff to purchase cycles and equipment.
All staff are auto-enrolled into the relevant pension scheme. LGPS for support staff and Teachers Pension for teaching staff.
The trust is committed to supporting staff development with professional courses and opportunities to progress within the Multi-Academy Trust.
We are also committed to equality of opportunity in employment and it is our policy to promote equal opportunities in employment, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, creed, disability, sex, age, marital status or sexual orientation. This applies to recruitment and selection practices, training, promotion and in the application of national and local agreements in respect of pay and conditions of service.
As a trust we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and the same commitment is expected of all our staff, partners and volunteers.
All staff are recruited under our safer recruitment processes, in line with DfE requirements, which includes DBS checks. We have a suite of safeguarding procedures, policies and guidance for all of our staff and volunteers to ensure we actively promote children and young people’s welfare and safety.