Why Work For Us

A fair effective and robust People Strategy will support Inspire Learning Trust to deliver our ethos.  We aim to employ staff who are; well qualified in their field, have the potential to grow, are professional and possess the qualities and personal ethos to work effectively with our learners.  All staff at Inspire Learning Trust and our schools/colleges show commitment to supporting learners to achieve, have high aspirations for their success and contribute to the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

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Employee Assistance Programme

24/7 confidential help covering practical and emotional help just when you need it:

  • Support for issues at home and work.
  • Financial guidance.
  • Legal enquiries.
  • Support and coaching.
  • Funded counselling sessions.

Accredited Living Wage

We are committed to ensuring staff rates of pay exceed the national minimum wage and start from at least the national living wage. We are proud of our status as a living wage employer.

Specsavers Eye Care Voucher Scheme

We offer an eye care voucher scheme for all members of staff using a visual display unit or computer screen to obtain a free eye test, along with a minimum of £49 fully funded towards selected glasses.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Salary sacrifice scheme on a brand-new bike with Cyclescheme.co.uk. Pay monthly and save on tax and NI.

Employee Referral Scheme

As an employee you could earn £500 for recommending a friend or family member should they gain employment from any externally advertised post. Please see the Trust Employee Referral Scheme Guidance for more information.

Onboarding for New Starters

We have a thorough onboarding process for new starters, and we pay an additional day of your salary for completing this process before starting in addition to your first months’ salary.

Gym Membership & Exercise Classes

All staff employed under Inspire Learning Trust are eligible for gym membership and exercise classes at just £10 per academic year. Access our excellent facilities after work at Thomas Rotherham College. Relax and unwind in our steam room and sauna.

Sports Facility Hire

All staff have access to reduced rates on our sports facilities and pitch hire, this includes our 3G football pitch hire, sports hall hire for indoor badminton, football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and more at Thomas Rotherham College.

Support Staff Holiday Entitlement

We offer a more generous annual entitlement for all our professional support staff in comparison to those in the local sector.

Student Admissions at Oakwood High School

Do you have a child who is in junior school and applying for Oakwood High School? Our new admissions policy gives priority placing for applicants if staff have worked for any school in the Trust for at least 2 years.

Flu Jabs

The Trust give the option for a flu jab voucher which can be redeemed at a local pharmacy available to employees on an annual basis.

Free Parking

Free car parking for all staff at each of our sites. Including secure cycle parking at certain sites.

Evening Language Classes

All staff employed under Inspire Learning Trust can access German, French, Italian or Spanish beginners through to advanced classes at a 25% discounted price of £135, rather than the full price of £180. These courses run from October- April for 22 weeks.

Pension Contributions

All staff employed under Inspire Learning Trust have access to Teachers or Local Government pension schemes with employer contributions between 16% and 24%.

Urban Yoga

All staff employed by Inspire Learning Trust can access free yoga classes at Oakwood High School. Stretch, strengthen your body, focus your mind and relax your spirit.

Westfield Health Scheme

A salary sacrifice scheme that gives quality health cover for you, your partner and your family at affordable prices.

This is available on an annual basis, look out for an email from the PA/HR Officers during the first term of each new academic year with guidance on how to apply.