GLF Schools

GLF Schools' Employment Offer


GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.

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Pension

All GLF Schools' employees have the opportunity to become members of a highly competitive pension scheme. This is the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for Associate Staff and Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) for Teaching Staff. GLF Schools pay a generous employer contribution and both schemes include 3 x salary life cover whilst you remain in service.

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Training and Development

We are committed to supporting the professional growth of our staff. We have an in-depth programme of courses and qualifications for both teaching and associate staff. This core CPD offer compliments both school level training and bespoke courses. All staff have access to a comprehensive e-learning portal with various CPD courses including safeguarding and role specific training.

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Career Pathways and Talent Management

Working in the Trust offers a unique experience. As a member of staff, you can expect GLF Schools to invest in your career progression. We are keen to promote from within so if you are looking for a career with real potential for progression, then GLF Schools is the place for you.

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Employee Wellbeing

We are committed to staff well-being, as part of our wellbeing strategy, the first Wednesday of each month is 'Wellness Wednesday', where we focus on an area of wellbeing, providing you with information and helpful tips which will enhance your health and wellbeing.

All staff have access to a 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme with access to specialist telephone counselling. We have well-being ambassadors to promote our well-being initiatives and to signpost staff to relevant support agencies.

As part of our Wellbeing strategy we promote, support and enable our colleagues to receive a private flu vaccination (for those not eligible through the NHS) for which we cover the cost.

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Discount benefits platform

Staff have access to a benefits platform offering discounted shopping, gym memberships, childcare vouchers and cash back.

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Work life and family friendly policies

We are committed to driving forward flexible working opportunities across our Trust to ensure we meet the work-life balance requirements of a diverse applicant market. We are open to discussing flexible working at hiring point. We believe flexible working enables us to attract and retain the best talent to enable the very best outcomes for the young people in our schools. This could include: flexible hours, compressed hours, agile working, remote working, hybrid working, staggered start and finish times and the ability to attend meetings virtually.

We offer all staff an enhanced sick pay scheme and candidates moving from the public sector without a break in service can be reassured that continuous service will be honoured.

We offer generous enhanced maternity leave, shared parental leave and paternity leave. We recognise staff have commitments outside of school so we have developed a special leave policy which allows staff to apply for paid time off to attend significant events.
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Annual leave

We offer term time and term time plus working for our Associate staff, dependent on their role, in addition we offer a generous holiday allowance of 26 days annual leave, plus 8 days bank holiday. This increases to 28 days after 2 years service and 30 days after 5 years’ service. Part time employees will receive their entitlement pro-rata’d. GLF Schools recognises continuous service from other maintained schools and academies on a discretionary basis.

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Community and Collaboration

With 41 schools currently within our Trust, opportunities to share and collaborate is highly encouraged and facilitated. We have different forums to support the sharing of expertise including MAT subject leader forums, SEND forums, ECT forums, Headteacher forums and role focussed forums. Our operations teams also attend networking sessions to ensure all schools within GLF Schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing knowledge.

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Valued Worker Scheme

GLF Schools is proud to be approved by NASUWT and endorsed by other unions for becoming accredited via the Valued Worker Scheme. This shows our commitment to staff welfare and well-being. GLF Schools was also the first MAT in our locality to sign up to a Joint Consultative Committee with our Unions, ensuring we work in partnership with them and seek their input when creating our staff related policies and initiatives.