Rewards and Benefits
We know that, to achieve our vision, it is our employees who will make the big difference.
In order to attract the strongest, we offer a competitive reward and benefits package.
We offer competitive salaries for both teaching and non-teaching staff based on the type and level of role you do. Pay ranges are reviewed annually with our recognised unions. Your starting salary will be determined by the pay range for your role, your experience as well as external market conditions.
National Terms and Conditions
Epworth Education Trust is committed to offering national terms and conditions in line with the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions document (“STPCD”), the Burgundy Book (for Teachers) or the NJC Green Book (for Support Staff). This commitment is protected via a Recognition and Collective Agreement between Epworth and the national Trade Unions and Professional Associations.
All contracted members of staff will be automatically enrolled into a career-average pension scheme with either the Teachers Pension Scheme or the Local Government Pension Scheme (whichever is appropriate). You don’t pay tax or National Insurance on your contributions and Epworth adds a generous employer contribution, which varies depending on your salary. All staff are entitled to opt-out of the pension scheme should they wish to do so.
We recognise the importance of a good work-life balance and provide generous holiday entitlements. This entitlement is in addition to any Bank or Public holidays. Teaching staff receive the standard school holiday allowance.
Our Wellbeing package with SAS offers numerous benefits including an Employee assistance program that offers free and confidential advice available 24hrs, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, counselling, access to a GP 24 hours, weight mngt advice, menopause and nurse support to name just a few.
Flexible and Family Friendly Policies
We understand that our employment policies need to be flexible and responsive in order to promote diversity and equality, and to attract and retain the highest quality workforce. We offer flexible working opportunities; job share arrangements and part-time roles; generous family leave packages; and leave to support you with emergencies or for compassionate reasons.
We’re proud to have a range of schemes, which recognise the achievements of our staff and show our appreciation of their contributions. Our Staff Awards provide a way for managers to reward and recognise colleagues who go that extra mile. We also have Long Service Awards so we can formally recognise and celebrate the loyalty of those who have worked for us for a significant period of time.
Cycle to Work Scheme
Our Cycle to Work scheme enables employees to purchase brand-new bicycles and cycling equipment via salary sacrifice, making tax and National Insurance savings.
Our Tech scheme enables employees to purchase electrical items such as laptops, mobiles, ipads via salary sacrifice, making tax and National Insurance savings.
DiscountforTeachers – Employee Discounts
DiscountforTeachers provides Epworth employees with access to a wide range of employee perks, including shopping discounts at hundreds of online and high street retailers as well as discounts on travel, days out, insurance and utility bills.