Work for us
"I like working for the Rivers Academy Trust, they are dynamic and forward thinking and ahead of the game, making them an exciting organisation to work for”. Holly Lashford, Multi-site Office Manager
Collaboration and culture
We believe that positive and constructive collaboration is at the heart of our success.
We have won awards in recognition of the effective work being done by teams across our family of schools.
To ensure our staff achieve their full potential we aim to provide staff with an inspiring environment, supportive culture and career opportunities. We all embrace the STARS values and share the same vision which continues to steer our trust forward.
The importance of good physical, emotional and mental wellbeing cannot be over-emphasised. We take employee health and wellbeing seriously and have a number of policies and procedures in place to support our staff wellbeing and
We are working towards Worcestershire Works Well a workplace wellbeing accreditation to ensure we maintain focus on the health and wellbeing of our staff.
Rivers is a progressive trust and we are keen to provide opportunities for professional development and growth for our staff. Staff benefit from having access to The Rivers Teaching Alliance which provides high-quality professional development including Initial Teacher Training and School to School Support.
Staff have access to a wider network of colleagues and professionals to share ideas and learn from the work and best practice of their counterparts.
Every member of staff is valued, challenged and given the opportunity to continuously develop, helping to raise aspirations for all.
Staff also benefit from career opportunities and succession planning, including at leadership level. Staff who have the skills to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools have access to secondment opportunities, which provides new challenges and helps to develop confidence and ability to mentor and coach others.
“I would definitely recommend members of staff take up these opportunities as I personally can see how it has made me more confident as a teacher and leader and improved my teaching style". Steph Butler, Assistant Head at St Clement
Additional employee benefits:
- Competitive salary
- Valuable access to Education Mutual Healthcare (access to a range of healthcare benefits: Physiotherapy, Mental Health, 24/7 GP Healthline)
- Family friendly policies including flexible working, occupational maternity and paternity pay
- Excellent holiday entitlement for support staff: Bank holidays plus 25 days paid holiday (pro rata). In addition 5 days extra paid holiday after 5 years’ service (pro rata).
- Great employer pension scheme (Teachers Pension Scheme and Local Government Pension Scheme)
We are looking for passionate and hard-working people to make a positive difference, drive improvement and raise standards.
Hear from our staff about their experience working for the Trust