Working for Leverhulme Academy Trust is rewarding in lots of ways.
We celebrate our staff. We take care to mark special occasions, organise staff social events, and run recognition and reward campaigns throughout the year, such as the “12 Days of Christmas” advent calendar in the run up to the Christmas break, making the Trust a unique place to work.
Working for a multi-academy trust comprising two large secondary schools and a sixth form provision offers opportunities to learn, develop and progress. Our Early Career Teachers work on the ECF as well as having the same access to additional CPD as other classroom teachers and whole-school and departmental opportunities. National Professional Qualifications are on offer for staff at all stages of their careers, with the opportunity for teachers to develop their practice either inside the classroom or as a leader.
We also offer smaller, more bespoke CPD throughout the year in the form of ‘Masterclasses’, and teachers can also request coaching or peer observation from a member of the Teaching and Learning team.
For aspiring leaders, we offer the ‘Emerging Leaders Programme’, which provides an opportunity to consider what leadership looks like and how you might prepare for the next step in your career, building on the huge potential we have within the Trust.
We really value the skills and knowledge of every member of the team, and opportunities for development and progression are also evident for our Support and Associate staff. Internal and external CPD is available and encouraged, and we have developed staff and provided opportunities for growth through a variety of different routes.
We want to encourage the career progression of our employees wherever possible, and we support staff who wish to move between our schools and the central teams when suitable roles arise.
There are lots to get involved at both schools in the Trust, with regular inter-house competitions that range from dodgeball to pumpkin carving and a range of extra-curricular events allowing our staff to share their passions with our students.
At the heart of our schools, you will find a strong community where staff, students and parents work together. Both schools work closely within the Bolton Local Authority and have great inter-school links with surrounding schools.
Helping our staff to look after their health and wellbeing is also important to us. Rivington and Blackrod School runs free weekly yoga classes for all staff, and the Trust has invested in an occupational health provider across both schools: Smart Clinic, which specialises in support specifically for the education sector.
Through Smart Clinic, we are able to offer a number of free wellbeing services that staff can self-refer to easily online. Some of the services available are a 24-hour employee assistance helpline, physiotherapy, virtual GP and counselling.
We also have in-house catering teams who serve excellent food for both staff and students.
Both schools are set in Bolton with excellent motorway links. It is only a 30 minute drive to the thriving city centre of Manchester, and the schools also benefit from access to the open green spaces surrounding Rivington Pike. The Ribble Valley is close by, and the Lake District is only an hour’s drive away.
Our other benefits include:
We offer an excellent pension scheme with the Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers Pension Scheme, which you can join from your start date.
Generous Annual Leave
24 days annual leave, plus bank holidays for all support staff (pro-rated for part-time employees), increasing to 27 days after five years of service.
Continuous service will be honoured for candidates moving from local authorities.
Enhanced Family Leave
We offer an enhanced family leave scheme to support our employees.
Enhanced Contractual Sick Pay
We offer enhanced contractual sick pay in line with the Burgundy Book and Green Book.
Salary Sacrifice Scheme
Employees can benefit from salary sacrifice schemes, including Cycle to Work scheme and a healthcare cash plan.
Free Parking on Site
Employees can enjoy the benefits of free car parking across our sites.
Free Access to Office 365
We have a dedicated IT Support Team to assist with any IT related queries.
Free Flu Vaccinations
We offer free flu vaccinations on an annual basis to all staff.
Trade Unions and Professional Associations
We recognise all of the leading trade unions and professional associations in the education sector and share the common objective of maintaining good employee relations
For more details, please get in touch with our HR Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01204 333 266 or 01204 572 941.