Why work for us
We care deeply about our people, recognising that the strength of our organisation comes from the people within it. We value every employee and offer an attractive benefits package, excellent professional development opportunities and a focus on career growth and staff wellbeing. You will experience a flexible and supportive work environment with opportunities to share and collaborate across our family of schools.
To find out more about working for us, please read our recruitment information pack.
Take a look at the current vacancies for all schools in CST and our central team.
We know that teaching and working in schools can be hugely rewarding, but we also recognise that our staff give a lot to deliver the best possible provision for the children and young people across our schools. Through our staff benefits we want to provide the best possible support for every member of staff in our family of schools and to ensure that all staff that work for the Trust enjoy a healthy work-life balance. Our range of benefits includes:
Training and development
We provide a range of training and development programmes to suit staff at all stages of their career. This includes:
- Bespoke middle and senior leadership courses
- Full range of NPQ qualifications
- LSA/TA and HLTA programmes
- Level 3 teaching assistant apprenticeship
- ITT and ECT Programmes
- Effective Teacher Programme in partnership with the University of Bristol
Balancing everyday life with work and home pressures can be challenging for everyone. We are committed to supporting our staff with their wellbeing and each school has a Mental Health First Aider to provide support and guidance. We also partner with Health Assured to offer a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme for all staff which includes access to:
- A 24/7 free phone helpline 365 days per year for a wide range of support including personal, financial, legal or other lifestyle matters
- Telephone or face-to-face counselling where further support is required
- A range of well-being and health resources via the online health portal and app
Health and fitness
We offer generous discounts on a number of gym memberships and a cycle to work scheme.
We provide a generous annual leave entitlement for all our staff and we support flexible working to enable staff to find the right work-life balance. For staff with young families we offer a supportive approach to family leave. From 2022, we are also offering staff the opportunity to participate in an Electric Vehicle (EV) salary sacrifice scheme.
Pensions are a key part in planning for later life. We make it as easy as possible for you to access the right pension scheme and all new staff are automatically enrolled in competitive defined benefit pension schemes through Teachers’ Pensions or the Local Government Pension Scheme for professional support staff roles.